The Trend of Velvet

2016 has reinvented the way we see velvet, it’s no longer seen to be gothic and romantic but bold, sophisticated and fun.

It’s a new year, and with new years comes with a lot of exciting trends to look forward to in the coming seasons but the trend of velvet from last year, is a look that I can see dominating 2017.  It’s so sleek, classy and makes any colour stand out which makes it perfect for creating any day or night-time look.

Now, although I am very much velvet obsessed at the moment, it’s very easy to get it wrong and I have two top tips how this can be avoided.

Firstly, less is more; don’t start assuming that because you are wearing a velvet dress, its appropriate to pair it with a velvet handbag and velvet boots – no, no, no.  I know, it sounds harsh but I’m being honest. 

Secondly, go for deep tones, it makes the colour look bold and creates a bigger statement with little effort; my favourite tones are emerald green, burgundy red and midnight blue as I think they give the velvet a more expensive look.

Velvet coat – Boohoo x Jordyn Woods

Denim dress – ASOS Curve

Belt – Boohoo

This coat is from the Boohoo x Jordan Woods range and comes in two colours, both very eye catching and rich in colour.  This is Jordan’s second collection with Boohoo and it comes in a selection of sizes from an 8-24; truly some amazing pieces for all, definitely worth a browse.

Velvet dress – Club L

Club L also provide a standard range as well as plus size and currently have some gorgeous velvet dresses.  I was on a crazy hunt for an emerald green velvet dress for Christmas and when I saw this asymmetric one, I knew it was love.  The fit is true to the sizing and the design is perfect if you a smaller waist, because it nips right in and creates a nice shape – it also shows just the right amount of skin for a winter look, which is always a winner.


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