The velvet trend is NOW! Luxurious, shimmery, sensuous, feminine and romantic are all words that describe velvet. Velvet has been around for at least 4000 years. In the past velvet was associated with royalty and once worn only by the rich. Velvet was considered a cool weather fabric but with innovations and technological advances it is possible to produce, cheaper, lighter weight and affordable synthetic velvet.
In more recent times it was attributed to formal evening wear. Today the lines are getting blurred. Velvet has become chic for daytime or anytime. Designers are introducing velvet in casual styles and everyday wear. Bags, belts, baseball hats, bomber jackets, track pants, shoes and boots are new ways to update your look and you can find velvet in beautiful, rich colors.
Designers such as Balmain, Dries Van Noten, and Stella McCartney showed styles in velvet on their runways. Not only is velvet beautiful and elegant but it is flattering, it complements most complexions and is slimming in black and associated with luxury and sophistication.
Ways to style velvet for daytime:
Style a velvet blazer or bomber jacket with jeans, trousers or a skirt.
With velvet jeans you can wear sneakers.
A classic dress looks smashing with a pair of velvet shoes.
Wear velvet leggings with a cozy sweater.
A velvet mini-skirt looks chic with tights.
Style skinny jeans with velvet boots.
Ramp up any outfit with a velvet accessory or velvet trim. A velvet collar on a suit, dress or coat is quite beautiful next to your skin. Velvet trimming looks great all year around and is becoming to all ages.