Velvet material was seen all over the fall runways, this time around it’s more luxurious, colourful and versatile than ever before. Velvet is one of the few materials that is both comfortable but can also add some instant glamour to your outfit. With the festive season fast approaching we’ll help you to be the best dressed with our tips on how to wear the velvet trend.
How To Wear A Velvet Dress
Velvet dresses are back with vengeance: this season they’re more fluid and feminine then before. Many designers from Prada to Preen showcased velvet dresses on the runway, in an array of colors and silhouettes. There’s a few versions of the velvet dress for you to experiment with; opt for something a little longer for a sophisticated ladylike look or a short and playful ruffled number as shown in Preen. To avoid feeling overwhelmed by fabric, don’t over-layer your look. Pair your velvet dress with a sleek and elegant mac and a cashmere scarf for a cosy feel during the winter months.
One of the best qualities of the little velvet dress is that it’s the perfect style to easily take from day to night.
- Dress down in the day by pairing your velvet dress with a blazer or go super casual with a leather jacket for a sumptuous play with textures.
- In the evening coordinate your dress with pointy stilettos, a statement clutch bag and some red lippy
- Feel festive with a red velvet dress and make it chic by wearing it with a simple black chocker and black strappy heels
- If you’re a girly girl, then wear a pink velvet mini dress with metallic heels for a look worthy of a Disney princess
- If dresses are not quite your thing then opt for a velvet jumpsuit like the one seen on Cara Delevingne at the MTV movie awards
How To Wear Velvet Shoes & Boots
Velvet boots are falls statement shoe. Keep the rest of your outfit neutral or even monochrome so that your shoes do all the talking. Take style inspiration from Gigi Hadid who was seen out and about in a head to toe denim look with red velvet boots to add a pop of color. If you’re bored of leather or satin stilettos then good news, velvet stilettos are having a moment this fall. Brands such as Jason Wu and Philip Lim have brought out velvet shoes that we are in love with.
- Our favourite way to wear velvet boots is with casual jeans, a vintage style tee and an oversized jacket for a rock princess look
- For a casual evening look co-ordinate black leather pants with a black tee or silk vest and top your look off with blue velvet boots
- For a sultry evening look wear strappy velvet sling backs with a thigh high slit dress and complete with a little metallic clutch
- Wear bright velvet knee high boots with skinny jeans and a black crop top or bodysuit for a sultry evening outfit
The Cool Velvet Accessories You Need
Accessories are probably the easiest way to make a simple and easy fashion statement. The choker has made its comeback; this fall velvet chokers will be all the rage. Play with different styles for thin to thick ones. If you’re looking for a cosy new scarf for fall then try a velvet number from Anna Sui’s collection, it’s a simple way to add a touch of luxury to your outfit.
Our favourite velvet fall accessory is the velvet bag. Calvin Klein has debuted a stunning red number complete with gold colored hardware. If you want a stand out bag then have a look at Fendi’s embroidered velvet peekaboo bag. For all of you fashionistas that want to be ahead of the rest, pair your velvet bag or choker with a longline velvet blazer for the ultimate forward thinking ensemble.
- Match your velvet chocker with a little black dress for a modern yet classic evening look
- Wear a thick velvet choker with an off the shoulder blouse for a girly look
- The velvet bag can be taken from day to night, in the evening dress it up with jewellery and a pair of killer heels
- Add a pop of color to your work outfit by adding a cosy velvet scarf
- If you’re a total fashionista pair this seasons velvet thigh high boots with distressed jeans, a shearling coat and top of the look with a glamorous velvet bag
Velvet is set to be one of the biggest trends of the season so whether it’s crushed velvet boots or an embroidered bag, it’s a great way try something new. Let us know how you plan on rocking the trend this fall.
Featured Photo: Ashley Madekwe is seen in a cute, girly velvet dress. The length is perfect for a day dress and can be paired with tights and boots in the winter.
Dress: Topshop Unique, Blouse: Zara, Jacket: Balenciaga, Shoes: Senso
Mary Orton is a vision in velvet, pairing this super chic blue jacket with a plain black tee and cigarette trousers for a smart casual look to die for! Wear this style with shades and heels to capture the essence of this glamorous look!
Blazer: Elie Tahari, Jumper: CAMI NYC, Trousers: Theory, Shoes: SJP Collection.
A velvet dress will always be a classic Christmas style, and will look utterly chic paired with bare legs and heels, as seen here. However, for a style more suited for the winter cold, why not wear this trend with tights and a classic trench coat for a festive and stylish look. Via Aysegul & Yasemin.
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Jacey Duprie is sleek, smart, and sexy in this beautiful velvet two piece suit, worn with black stilettos for an overall striking look. Throw on a pair of shades to create the perfect daytime winter style!
Outfit: Rag & Bone.
Lolita Masagutova is utterly killing the velvet trend in this beautiful velvet suit, worn with a silk shirt and strappy heels for a charmingly boyish yet innately feminine style! We simply love this look!
Blazer/Trousers: Dorothy Perkins, Shoes: Uterque, Shirt: H&M, Bracelet: Links of London.
Maria Vizuete wears velvet in a less forthcoming way here, but the subtlety of this look is equally successful. A velvet bag will add the touch of femininity to your look that you crave!
Sweater: Free People, Coat: H&M, Jeans: Express, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff.
Nada Adelle is sleek, chic, and sophisticated in this gorgeous velvet suit, worn with stilettos and a silk skinny tie for an androgynous style we love! Keep it all black to add to the striking nature of this look.
Blazer/Trousers/Shoes: Dorothy Perkins, Shoes: Saint Laurent.
The velvet trend is smoking hot right now! Danielle Bernstein stuns us in this utterly gorgeous red velvet suit, worn with a white graphic tee and sneakers for a slick look which oozes boyish charm.
Suit: Topshop, Sneakers: Karen Gallos.
Wendy Nguyen is a vision in velvet, wearing matching trousers and a jacket; luscious velvet in a gorgeous shade of bottle green. A style such as this is sure to catch eyes, and will be sure to give you that authenticity you crave!
Amy Jackson looks sleek and sophisticated in this smart casual style, consisting of a white blouse, velvet blazer, and a matching white clutch. Wear this look with skinny jeans or leggings to create this slim-fit look, which will look good with either heels or flats!
Blazer/Top/Trousers: Nordstrom, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Clutch: Saint Laurent.
Go all out in a striking feather coat like this one, worn by Federica L! Worn over a super sleek velvet dress, this outfit is uniquely glamorous, and we love the authenticity.
Annabelle Fleur is absolutely gorgeous in this stunning velvet dress! Wear this style with heels and a clutch to get this stripped back, authentic aesthetic. We love it!
Dorota Jawinska is wearing this fall’s hottest trend; the velvet trend! Wearing this gorgeous jacket with a turtleneck sweater and sneakers, Dorota has created a sleek and cool everyday style.
Trousers: Zara, Sweater: H&M, Bomber: Preska, Bag: Celine.
Mary Orton bucks the normal velvet trend by wearing it on her shoes! These pink velvet heels look gorgeous paired with distressed denim jeans and a cable knit sweater, but would also look great with a more formal style!
Sweater: Ralph Lauren, Jeans: J. Brand, Shoes: SJP Collection.
Erica Hoida looks sleek, chic, and ready to go in this all black style consisting of a velvet jacket, leather trousers, and a V neck tee. Wear this look with shades to capture the cool vibes which Erica is rocking!
Jacket: Free People, Camisole: Who What Wear Collection, Pants: Helmut Lang, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Bag: Gucci.
Ann Taylor is wearing yet another of the hottest trends; the velvet trend! By pairing this skirt with a velvet top, Ann has created a textured and stylish aesthetic which we adore.
Top/Skirt: Vince, Pumps: Valentino, Purse: Marni.
Racquel Natasha stuns us in a funky velvet blazer, worn with a pair of denim cut offs and bright white stilettos for a new and exciting twist on a classic style. Don’t be afraid to give velvet a go!
Christine Andrew is wearing this gorgeous velvet dress with a classic leather jacket to create an authentic rock chick style! We absolutely love this groundbreaking new trend.
Dress: Saks Fifth Avenue.
The velvet pantsuit is one way to make a statement. Sara Donaldson nails it by keeping her look monochrome and casual with leather sliders. For a dressy look, switch it up with black slingback stilettos.
Velvet Blazer and Pants: Black Frame
Talisa Sutton is effortlessly stylish in this textured black velvet mini dress. She adds gold earrings and black pumps for a feminine look. For a more casual look throw on a leather jacket.
Dress: Bec & Bridge, Earrings: Amber Sceats, Heels: Iro
Erica Hoida turns up the glamour in theses stunning silver crushed velvet boots. She finishes her look of with of the moment distressed jeans and classic Gucci bag.
Jacket: Nour Hammour, Top: AYR, Jeans: Mother, Boots: Public Desire, Bag: Gucci
Silvia Garcia adds a pop of color to her neutral toned velvet dress by coordinating it with maroon boots. If maroon isn’t your color then opt for black boots or heels for another take on this look.
Dress: Zara, Bomber: H&M, Boots: Senso, Sunglasses: Marni x Optica Guia, Bag: Celine
This outfit is the epitome of cool; Danielle Bernstein takes the velvet trend to the next level in these amazing knee high boots. She keeps the rest of her look simple and neutral so her boots do all the talking. These boots would also look great in spring with a little white dress.
: Derek Lam Dress & Booties | Zara Coat
Christine Andrew looks like the modern day princess in this gorgeous red dress with burgundy velvet YSL clutch. She elongates her legs by wearing nude heels which also stops it from looking like there’s too much going on.
Bag: Saint Laurent, Heels: Christian Louboutin, Dress: Luisaviaroma
Ashley Madekwe looks like she just strutted of the runway in these amazing platforms, which she wears with a flowy dress for a romantic look.
Dress: Reformation, Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, Choker, Saint Laurent, Bag: Chanel
Julia Engel looks pretty in pink. She matches her layered velvet top with a chic leather bag. If you want to wear this look in winter then opt for black skinny jeans and a faux fur coat.
Top: Apiece Apart, Shoes: Valentino, Jeans: La Vie Rebecca Taylor, Bag: Mansur Gavriel
This is how to look effortlessly fashionable whilst keeping warm this fall. Vanessa Hong wears her velvet Chanel bag with leather pants and boots. Her bag matches perfectly with her fuzzy coat.
Bag: Chanel, Coat: Whistles, Pants: Zara, Earrings: Topshop, Boots: Sigerson Morrison
Fiona Edwards wears her burgundy velvet top with matching leather pants for striking look. She keeps her coat and shoes neutral and tops the look of with oversized sunglasses. This outfit can also be worn with over the knee boots and a short bomber jacket for an edgy look.
Tank and Leather Jeans: J Brand, Cardi: Joie, Shoes: Wanted Shoes, Bag: YSL, Watch: Daniel Wellington, Bangle: Country Road, Sunglasses: Celine
Hedvig Sagfjord Opshaug takes the little black dress into fall by adding tights, boots and a chic black coat.
Dress: Cos, Boots: Saint Laurent, Coat: Stella McCartney, Tights: Falk, Bag: Balenciaga, Earrings: Annelise Michelson
Hedvig Sagfjord Opshaug nails the culottes trend and finishes her sophisticated look with a velvet blazer and pointed heels. Her turtleneck makes this look cozy enough for fall.
Trousers: Proenza Schouler, Turtleneck: Gucci, Blazer: Saint Laurent, Shoes: Prada, Bag: M3Malletier, Watch: Isabel Marant, Necklace: Marte Frisnes, Earrings: Melissa Joy Manning