How to wear velvet from day to night
Sumptuous, plush, rich, elegant…think of velvet and a plethora of fantastic words spring to mind. The go-to partywear choice of the festive season, why wait for nightfall and black-tie dos, when you can rock this plush fabric for day. Not just a one trick pony, there are more strings to this opulent fabric’s bow (because who doesn’t want a good return on value per wear!). From blazers to dresses, here’s how to wear velvet this season.
Blazer glory - the velvet blazer
A blazer instantly elevates any look; add velvet and the dial on the style-o-meter gets turned up no end with bonus luxe points thrown in. Sounds great right? It doesn’t stop there; this perfect evening piece of tailoring genius, not only works as a suit, it can be put through its paces to amp daytime looks. Super easy, here’s how to wear a velvet blazer for day. The trick is to not think of it in its evening habitat, but rather as it being versatile and part of an autumn/winter capsule wardrobe. Simply team with a roll neck jumper, boyfriend jeans and heels – say hello to on-the-go effortless cool.
Smarty pants - the velvet trousers
The world’s your oyster this season when it comes to velvet trousers. Perfect for giving the trusty LBD a break from evening soirees, there’s a cut to suit everyone (YES! Result). Take your pick from jeggings, straight, tapered and wide leg; we’ve even added a jumpsuit – the perfect outfit in one. Want to know how to wear velvet trousers? Fabric blocking is a great styling trick (specifically when it comes to non-reflective fabrics, such as velvet, especially when in a dark shade); super flattering, it adds texture and provides pace keeping it from looking dense and heavy. For around the clock versatility, pair contrast colours and you’ve nailed desk to dinner style.
Great lengths - the velvet skirt
Most of us are familiar with velvet blazers and dresses, but there are other wardrobe faves that get luxed up for the festive season, for example skirts. Want to know how to wear velvet skirts? Minis, midis, maxis…we’ve gone to great lengths (ahem!) to cover all bases this season. There’s more, we’ve added embellished details and applied chic fabric treatments for added interest - ideal for the festive season. From gold sequins to devoré, there’s a fab skirt with your name on it. Great with a glittery top or cosy knit, switch up the look and team with a coordinating top for a glam evening look. Match (on) point!
Velvety topping - the velvet top
Think of plush velvet and formal eveningwear springs to mind. But apply this opulent fabric to a casual garment such as a tee and it instantly adds a relaxed, effortlessly cool vibe. Great for adding a dose of glam to skinny jeans and heels (cocktails after work anybody?), here’s how wear a velvet top for evening. 1. Whilst black is the default go-to choice, jewel tones are an easy no brainer. Why? Because you’re guaranteed to stand out from the crowd, receive compliments aplenty and the right tone will make enhance your skin’s natural glow. 2. Team with all your wardrobe faves, tucked in or untucked – it’s all good. What’s not to love?
Frock on - the velvet dress
With an LBD being the obvious choice, the race is on to find the perfect party showstopper. Cue the jewel tone velvet dress. This wow-factor number does all the hard work so you can relax and enjoy the fun. Super flattering, this fit and flare midi is a timeless classic you’ll be sure to wear on repeat. Not just for evening shin digs, make your LND (little navy dress) work harder; here’s how to wear a velvet dress for day and low-key occasions. Super easy, simply team your new wardrobe hero with a cosy knit and contrast with army boots. So glam tough!