How To Wear The Biggest Trend Of The Year: Velvet

Velvet is big this year and it’s no longer just reserved for festive party dresses. An influx of velvet has hit the shops this season in a bold way and it isn’t going anywhere with crushed velvet dresses destined to be big in next summer, as seen from Victoria Beckham’s S/S 2017 collection.

Velvet has always been a trend that pops up once in a while, but this year it’s back and it’s bigger than ever! A key shift in the velvet trend this year is the way it’s becoming a vital part of everyday fashion, rather than being reserved for formal evening dresses and Christmas parties. From eye-catching velvet shoes to velvet blazers and bags, there are so many ways you can incorporate this top trend into your wardrobe this winter – like this gorgeous jumpsuit from Next.

Grey and pink hues are also big for the velvet trend this year and make a great alternative to the traditional black and burgundy velvets associated with winter. Retailers have a wide selection of velvet pieces for those who are mad about the texture and those who just want to dip their toe into the trend this year.

Here’s our edit of the best velvet pieces available right now:

Black Dakota Dress, £250.00 Whistles at John Lewis

This dress is great for winter but is also great to bringing the velvet trend through into next year. The simple floral detailing means this dress can be glitzed up for parties but will also see you through until next year – an adaptable dress perfect for incorporating the velvet trend all year round.

Garnett Velvet Leopard Print Boots, £150.00, Hudson
Inject some character into your outfit with these velvet leopard print boots – great for adding interest to a more neutral outfit.

Printed Velvet Dress, £29.99, Zara

This dress is an excellent example of how velvet can work all year around. For this season, style it with a turtleneck knit underneath and this dress layered over the top, then pair with a lightweight jacket as spring approaches. This dress is incredibly adaptable and demonstrates how splashes of colour and florals can work with velvet.

Florence Printed Velvet Jacket, £89.00, Monsoon

The perfect statement jacket for this season, the beautiful botanical print gives this velvet jacket a modern twist. Pair it with an all-black outfit to keep the attention on this luxurious jacket.

Velvet High Heel Ankle Boots, £69.99, Zara

terracotta shade is ideal for this time of year and is also very easy
to style, plus the block heel is also another top trend this year! Pair
it with black jeans and neutral knits for a cosy autumnal look with a
modern twist.

Black Velvet Jumpsuit, £85.00, Next

This jumpsuit is a great alternative to a festive velvet dress, the shimmery finish also makes it ideal for parties and formal events. The cross over v-neck neckline and nipped-in waist also makes it incredibly flattering on most figures!

Velvet Side Tuck Dress, £35.00, JD Williams

gorgeous velvet dress with a side pleat wrap detail will flattering
your figure – especially if you’re looking to disguise a tummy. The
midi cut and full length sleeves also add a touch of elegance to your
winter outfit. This dress is the epitome of the perfect festive party or
occasion dress this season.

Velvet Wrap Jacket, £220.00, Whistles
any outfit bang on trend with the addition of this elegant velvet wrap
jacket plus the tie waist detail gives the jacket a super feminine twist.

Blaise Print Velvet Dress, £69.00, Monsoon
in a flattering fit and flare style, this grey velvet dress is ideal
for this time of year with its autumnal floral print. Pair it with
tights and heeled ankle boots for a feminine wintry look.

Velvet And Sheer Panel Top, £70.00, Karen Millen

This high neck top with sheer panels and velvet is creates an elegant and vampy look. Dress it up by pairing with black jeans and heels for a beautiful evening look.

Charlie Garnet Velvet Dress, £295.00, LK Bennett

This gorgeous rich garnet colour is ideal for this season and the high neck and long sleeve design adds a touch of elegance and femininity to this velvet dress. It can be worn as an everyday piece with tights and ankle boots or it can be dressed up with heels and a metallic clutch for an on-trend look.
Beau Velvet Berry Clutch, £135.00

This berry hued clutch oozes opulance and elegance and is the perfect accompaniment to your festive party dress. If you just want to dip your toe into the velvet trend, accessorising with pieces like this is a great way for you to introduce it into your wardrobe.

Velvet Slip On Skaters, £28, Next

These velvet pumps are a great way of injecting velvet into your everyday outfits. They’re a modern twist on traditional trainers and pumps and are perfect paired with jeans and a lightweight jacket for an off-duty look.

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