Look what Santa brought for us! No, it’s not the gift of candies, but the gift of Velvet! Fashion Lords from all over the world, like Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, have given their blessings to the new trend of Velvet allegiance, this Winter season. Our favourite Fashion Icons – from Hollywood, Rita Ora, Kendall Jenner, Nicole Kidman, and from Bollywood - Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma – alike, are all sprucing up their Velvet outfits to rule the catwalk, and the streets alike!
Fabriclore brings you a bevy of delectable looks that are sure to get some heads turned! So, here’s laying down your personal cheat-sheet to the #TrendingNow Velvet Dress-up!
1. Street Style:
Street style means being comfortable yet sassy! The one trend train you must jump on is Athleisure wear. Wearing this Off-Shoulder Dress in Plain Velvet, or ruling the streets in a pair of Velvet Jumpers, teamed with a matching Hooded Velvet Jacket could help, like Hollywood sensation Kim Kardashian wears here. Or a simple Oversized Velvet Hoodie, with a statement brooch, could do the trick!
2. Sunday Brunch Style:
Sunday Brunches are all about food and fashion. Let Velvet take care of your fashion forwardness with a simple Wrap-around Dress like the one Befikre actress, Vaani Kapoor, is seen wearing here! You can create matching Velvet Separates, Tulip Skirts, Shoulder Capes and more, for your Brunch outfit.
3. Casual/Holiday Wear:
Going casual couldn’t be more comfortable! Don a loose Velvet Tee with a pair of denim Shorts, and load up on minimalist jewellery to complete your look with high rise boots! Or follow Harry Potter series actress, Emma Watson with her hip Maroon Velvet Shorts!
4. Work Wear:
Think the fuzzy softness of Velvet is good only for fun? You might want to rethink that, as Italian Fashion House, Max Mara introduced this pair of Cola coloured Pantsuit on the runway for their Fall 2017 show. You too can design a string of work wear outfits like this Navy Blue Velvet Jumpsuit, Skirt Suits, Pantsuits and Trousers!
5. Ethnic Wear:
Simple goes a long way, literally! Wear a Plain Velvet Long Hurta with high side-slits, over a pair Banarasi Zari Trousers, or don an Embroidered Velvet Dupatta, or stitch a crafty Blouse to add a spark to your ethnic outfits! Better yet, take cue from Bollywood Megastar, Sridevi’s Black Velvet Saree!
6. Evening/Party Wear:
Date night? Dinner get-togethers? Family functions? Farmhouse parties? Deck yourself up in Velvet - the perfect, shutterbug-loving fabric for you! Take cues from the Maroon Velvet Slip Dress that Grammy Winning singer, Rihanna is wearing (take notice of her Black Velvet Over-sized Hairband)! Or opt for a Plain or Embroidered Velvet Evening Gown, optionally with a flowing train, or a thigh side-slit!
7. Wedding Wear:
It’s a Wedding; it’s meant for you to look royal! If you’re the Bride, an Embroidered Red Velvet Lehenga-skirt, teamed with a matching Zardozi Blouse and a crispy thin Plain Dupatta with minimalist designs, could serve as the perfect showstopper. Or if you are one of the attendees to this heavenly union, you can follow Bollywood actress, Bipasha Basu’s take on a Navy Blue Velvet Saree with a Belt to highlight her waist!
8. Winter Wear:
Searching for a warm yet fashionable fabric? The buck stops at Velvet, with its easy adaptability into Coats, Blazers, Jackets, Sweaters, Overcoats, that can also be further styled with a piece of patchwork! Or, follow Victoria’s Secret Model, Alessandra Ambrosio’s lead with her Embroidered Velvet Ralph Lauren Long Coat!
Velvet can be used not just for clothing, but also as base for your Brooches, Embroidery Patches, Embroidered Borders, Laces, Stoles, Belts, or Caps, Head-bands, Hair-ties, Chokers, Bandanas, Potlis, Clutches, Wallets, Bags, and even warm-and-fuzzy Home Furnishings. Seen below, putting her foot down on Velvet Allegiance, is Hollywood model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with her Thigh-High Black Velvet Boots.
10. Santa wears it!
If you’re still looking for more reasons to adopt Velvet, you should know that Santa wears Red Velvet too! So that adds brownie points to make it to the Nice list!
Now that you know going Velvet is a must this season, strap on your choice of Solids, in colours like Royal Blue, Maroon, Magenta Pink, Christmas Tree-Green, Purple, or opt for the choicest Embroidered Velvet with patterns of Coloured Florals, Vines, Zari, Zardozi, whether done in Minimals or Elaborate designs! Don’t forget to share your look with us by tagging us on Facebook and Instagram.
We’ve stocked up our Velvet Fabric Collections at Fabriclore, that can be used for all of the above applications! So feel free to Design Your Own with Fabriclore!
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