Let’s face it ladies, velvet is the fabric du jour. From Gucci to Mango and Topshop to Louboutin, here are the best shopping ideas for your velvet desires.
This fabulous fabric not only gives a classy appeal but when paired right can be fun too. So when you shop, don’t look for the heavy and overbearing. Instead, look for the casual, quirky and fluid styles as seen in some of our favorite brands.
There are some really smart cold shoulder tops, swing dresses, pre-pleated skirts, flared trousers and culottes, soft outerwear and trendy lounge-wear inspired silhouettes that can be used for everyday going straight into the festivities of the holiday season. If you feel that a velvet jacket or dress is too much for you, try accessories like velvet scarves or velvet booties. Chokers, bags, embroidered velvet bracelets – the options are endless.
And whether your budget is high-end luxury or high street, there are options for you. Here are some of the best shopping ideas in the market for the velvet fashion trend!
Best Shopping Ideas: From Street to Luxury Velvet
1. Velvet Tops
From fun to casual to classy, you have a choice in selecting any kind of velvet that suits the need. Pair them up according to your look, adding a few layers for the cold weather. Wear minimal jewelry with these – just a chain necklace or slim choker to match!
Velvet Tee Dress-Mango-($49.99)
Velvet open shoulder-V-neck blouse-Anthropologie-($148)
Pink Velvet top-Zara-($22.90)
2. Velvet Dresses
Love the latest velvet dresses. One only needs the perfect shoes and accessories for this one-piece beauty to complete the look. Here are the best shopping ideas in velvet dresses:
3. Velvet Jumpsuits
Fancy a velvet jumpsuit this season? This playful number is the ‘in’ deal and ever more comfortable. Keep the spirits up by wearing the perfect jacket or coat when you step out.
Silence+Noise Stretch Velvet Overalls-Urban Outfitters-($79)
Velvet Nova Jumpsuit- Anthropologie-($178)
Velvet Jumpsuit-Lou & Grey-($84.99)
4. Velvet Skirts
The list of best shopping ideas can never be complete with adding some sexy skirts! Why not add a touch of glam to your skirts? From flared to pleated to pencil, the velvet skirts are doing so well teamed with the perfect top. They would be perfect for a night our or evening date!
5. Velvet Trousers
If velvet trousers are more like your ‘thing’, then have a look at these. Make sure you get the right pair with a great stretch. You can also try velvet culottes or velvet trimmed crop pants.
Out from Under Velvet Jogger Pants-Urban Outfitters-($49)
Flowing Velvet Trousers-Zara-($99.90)
Velvet Corduroy Rogers Pants-Nasty Gal-($58)
6. Velvet Outerwear
If not all the above, I love the idea of using a nice solid jacket to finish the look. So why not a velvet one to keep up with the trend? There is always something for everyone!
7. Velvet Accessories
Let’s not forget the accessories, if clothes are a bit too much for you. These beauties add a subtle touch of the trend keeping you in the mode.
8. Velvet Shoes
Did you think that was all? How can we ever forget about the shoes?! Feel a little more fabulous with velvet shoes that come in every style for your everyday needs.
Louis on fire velvet suede high top sneakers- Christian ouboutin-($1,995)
Crystal & stud velvet mules-miu miu-($519) (season discount)
Brooke velvet block heel booties- Kendall and Kylie-($199)
Hope your adding a bit of velvet to your wardrobe this holiday season. If you like this article as much as I do, do let me know in the comments below. Also tell me what else you would have loved to see in the velvet trend for this season… Until then, cya soon!
Kruthika Ravi is a freelance writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is a fashion design graduate from Pearl Academy of Fashion, and also the recipient of their award for ‘Best Design Collection’ in 2012. Her work focuses on fashion merchandising, and writing articles for fashion shopping ideas and basic style tips. She an imaginator based in Chennai, India. A fashion design major, she explores her thoughts through art, design and words. She enjoys traveling to explore, loves animals and novels are her best friends. For comments and questions, please email [email protected]