Flawless. Magical. Quite formal and sophisticated, in a way. Velvet is a material that will make sure we spend the whole winter wrapped in elegance, and the good news is, we should definitely wear it during the day. Fashion has decided there are no more boundaries, day wear becomes evening wear, and vice versa. Velvet is something that marked many important occasions of my childhood, piano recitals mostly, for which my mom always dressed me up in a velvet dress, velvet blouse or velvet ballet flats. Maybe that’s why I adore this material, and am so happy about this trend, because it’s written along the lines of my soul.
There are quite a few velvet pieces that we can wear which are not too demanding: blazer or a midi dress come first, in my opinion. The key is to pick strong, dominant colours. Black is a must, of course, but far from being the only one. Try royal blue, green, burgundy, mustard, as well as powder rose or soft blue. Everywhere I look, there are lots of velvet pieces, and they look good in any colour. Even white has its’ own charm, because it looks nearly wedding-appropriate, ideal for a winter wedding in the middle of an enchanted forest.
Don’t overlook accessories. Shoes, bags, and choker necklaces are a must, when you want to make a statement with your outfit. Bags should be small and embellished with stones, shoes can be elegant and with a heel (Mary Janes are quite interesting in velvet), wide heel ankle boots are en Vogue and reminiscent of the 70’s. Wider choker necklaces are gorgeous, and you can also simply tie a velvet ribbon around your neck. Yet another opportunity to use colours.
If you feel daring, give a velvet suit a chance. It’s a nice, modern alternative to the classic. Dresses are also sexy and elegant: a low V-neck or more closed up, they look very sophisticated styled with some good jewellery. Mind the quality when choosing velvet pieces, because it’s a rather sensitive material, which can last forever, if you take care of it properly. Keep the surface nice and smooth, completely even, because that reduces the chance to damage it through wear.