Why The Velvet Jacket Is Your Winter Wardrobe's Saviour

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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.

Buy now at warehouse.co.uk for £65

2. Embroidered velvet jacket, Zara

Glamour puss at heart? Then this showstopping embroidered cover-up is for you. It'll give your favourite party dress a new lease of life and look great with a pair of silky high-waisted palazzo pants...

Buy now at zara.com for £69.99

3. Oversized velvet jacket, Hallhuber

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.

Buy now at houseoffraser.co.uk for £99

4. Velvet jacket with belt, Zara

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.

Buy now at zara.com for £89.99

5. Black velvet padded jacket, Next

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.

Buy now at next.co.uk for £95

6. Soft velvet blazer, M&S Collection

A classic black velvet blazer will wake up the most worn-out of party dresses. Alternatively, be bold and wear it with the matching trousers - oh so Yves Saint Laurent...

Buy now at marksandspencer.com for £69

7. Velvet blazer, Zara

Give your LBD a psychedelic kick with this trippy little printed number.

Buy now at zara.com for £89.99

8. Velvet belted two-pocket coat, Autograph

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.

Buy now at marksandspencer.com for £119

9. Eboni velvet jacket, Monsoon

Embroidered detailing and oriental-style blooms are dead on trend this season - this pretty mandarin-collared jacket will bring the wow factor to dresses and trousers alike.

Buy now at uk.monsoon.co.uk for £129

10. Velvet PJ jacket, Oasis

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.

Buy now at oasis-stores.com for £50

Samantha Rnic

Samantha Rnic is a fashion stylist and writer from Colchester. She has worked for titles such as Grazia, The Sun and Look magazine. She is currently studio bookings manager at Matches Fashion.