Velvet is in. Again. Truth is, velvet has been around for centuries- precious, sensual mysterious, intriguing. Now, what you should know is that there are two kinds of velvet. First type is the cotton velvet -it has body and doesn’t really drape; when used for pieces like blazers and pants or even coats, the result is a precious, structured look, appropriate for office or any formal event.
You can always pair a structured cotton velvet blazer with a chic shoe and a more casual bottom (jeans come to mind ) for a nice contrast and a smart casual outfit.
The other type is the velvet made out of some silk blend, or viscose or polyester. It is super soft, has shine and great drape. So even though the name is the same, the feel of the fabric is completely different- it has no structure, it drapes beautifully and it can be worn both casually or for evening. I like it paired with chiffon for night, cotton poplin or jeans for a chic daytime look.
As a stylist I picked the key pieces you need to update your wardrobe and I specifically chose colors and silhouettes that look modern and fresh because they have not been associated with velvet before!
A midi skirt. Crisp pleats boost the lustrous sheen of smooth velvet in this mustard midi skirt
A sassy pink (pink!) ruffled wrap dress that puts a luxe touch on all your plans Desma Velvet Wrap Dress
A sophisticated dusted rose velvet lends sensuous drape and a lustrous sheen to this vintage-inspired slip dress.
A pair of super chic and elegant velvet bootie detailed with floral burnouts for eye catching dimension that come with a multitude of styling possibilities. They are the answer to your prayers when you need to infuse a dose of chic into a perfectly classic ensemble.
I’ll stop here but I’m curious what is your take on this trend.