By now, you’ll hardly have failed to notice that velvet is everywhere this season. You might have given it a wide berth since the ’80s, but take it from us, it’s set to make covering up and keeping cosy a whole lot more stylish this winter. From casual classics like bombers and puffers to keep you snug on those pre-Christmas shopping sprees and New Year walks, to wear-with-anything blazers and statement making party cover-ups, the high street has it all. Scroll down to meet your winter wardrobe’s new best friend…
1. Velvet bomber jacket, Warehouse
Elevate your go-to casual gear by teaming this velvet bomber with black skinny jeans and fashion trainers, or throw it on over a little black dress for a fashion forward twist on party dressing.
This cocoon style coat is guaranteed to keep you feeling cosy and looking chic. It’ll take you to work, coddle you through that last minute trolley dash and ensure you make an entrance at that Christmas party… Make it your own by adding a statement belt.
In the market for something a little different? This smoking jacket-style blazer in colour-of-the-season mustard flatters curves a treat. Sling over a white silk shirt and trousers to make work-to-party dressing a piece of cake.
Yes, the puffer coat is well and truly back! Sadly, Stella McCartney’s £1,480 padded velvet number is a little out of our price range. Lucky for us (and you), then, that this black puffer jacket from Next is a dead ringer! Snugness (and smugness) guaranteed.
OK, it might look a teeny tiny bit like a dressing gown, but it’ll add an opulent feel to any evening ensemble – just don’t forget the heels and lippy! And if you’ve been searching in vain for a coat which won’t reveal unsightly inches of dress hem? You just met the one.
If you’re yet to embrace the pyjama trend, why not dip your toe (or, even better, both arms) in with a velvet PJ-style jacket? Oozing laid-back luxe, this little beauty will work with casual and dressy ensembles alike.