How To Wear The Festive Season’s Biggest Trend – Velvet

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  • Velvet is the kind of fabric that exudes both high-glamour and sophistication. And never mind the fact that the soft, malleable fabric is also super-comfy, making for an ideal outfit for a night out – or day spent with family.

    For years, velvet was somewhat pushed to the fashion back-burner. But now, it’s made a resurgence, with retailers all over the country stocking everything from velvet suits, to jumpsuits and dresses in their stores – and for good reason. The soft, woven fabric is no longer frumpy, but flattering and stylish, no matter what age you are.

    Although now popular with a younger crowd, there really couldn’t be a better fashion option for older women than velvet at the moment. The versatile fabric allows you to maintain a flattering silhouette in whatever velvet outfit you wear – and one of the major bonuses, of course, it that it’s stretchy, and hugely comfortable to wear! Plus, it’s absolutely the perfect option for all of your upcoming Christmas parties and festive engagements. The fabric is shimmery and fun, but workable and comfy, meaning it’ll keeping you feeling good in the hectic time leading up to the big day.

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    We consulted the fashion experts at Hobbs, who are offering 20% off to Woman&Home readers, for their opinion on how to make velvet work for you this festive season. Their velvet offerings are uber-stylish yet easy on the purse strings…

    Here are our favourite velvet looks for the festive season…

    The Velvet Dress 

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    Simply pair the statement velvet dress with a pair of simple black heels and an elegant coat for a stylish winter look. Plus, an embellished number is also a winning way to conquer velvet. By matching up the glitz of the sparkles and the sophistication of the velvet, you’ll guarantee you stand out from the crowd this festive period.


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    But if simple is more your wheelhouse, velvet can still be the answer to your fashion prayers. Nothing looks more sophisticated than a calf-length sleeved velvet dress, which makes for the perfect elegant option for a work night out or even date night. Wear dark velvets with a pop of colour – try pink heels or a red coat – and you’ll be guaranteed to wow.

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    Emilia dress, burgundy

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    But it’s not all about dresses. If you’re feeling brave, a velvet coat is the ideal way to keep out the cold whilst also looking super-stylish. They’re certainly not understated, but a velvet coat will ensure you stand out from the crowd in the very best way possible. Plus, what could be more comfortable?! Hobbs Lolita coat is one way to channel the trend…

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    The Velvet Shoes 

    And don’t forget about the all-important shoes! If you’re not yet feeling brave enough to don a full-on velvet ensemble, an easy way to wear the trend is by channelling the look in your footwear. Retails have a range of velvet shoes, which are as classy as they are fashionable. By pairing velvet shoes with a muted, simple outfit, you can inject a hint of fun into your Christmas dressing.

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