Velvet Crush

Velvet is one of the season’s biggest—and best—fashion trends of 2017.

Image via Harper's Bazaar
Image via Harper’s Bazaar

Reigning the catwalks for two consecutive Fall seasons now, velvet is having a major renaissance. It isn’t just for clothing either; it’s showing up on shoes, boots, handbags, jewellery, scarves—the list goes on. The rich and luxe fabric has shed it’s traditional formality and boldly moved from the realm of candlelight to daylight.

Sarah Harris; Image vai Popsugar
Sarah Harris; Image via Popsugar


And if you are wondering what to wear to the Christmas parties on your social calendar, the answer is VELVET.  It’s the IT look this holiday season.

Fall 2017 RTW Jason Wu
Fall 2017 RTW Jason Wu


I’ve always had a crush on velvet and have quite an extensive selection of vintage pieces in my wardrobe that I’ve collected over the years. There is something captivating and luxurious about the shimmer of velvet, and its tactile allure. I had deemed my pieces as evening wear, but in light of the current velvet trend, I’m looking at velvet with new eyes. By playing down its dressy image, you can make it interesting rather than fussy or over the top. Just pair it with modern silhouettes and don’t be afraid to don it in brilliant jewel tones. But probably not head-to-toe.

MaxMara FW 2017
MaxMara FW 2017


Looking through the thrift store the other day, I found a fabulous velvet piece—a vintage, long (to-the-ground), black (opera) coat with taffeta trim. What a fit! What a find!


I wore it yesterday with jeans and a red cashmere sweater to go food/wine shopping, and draped my vintage Hermes shawl around my neck. With its full length, this is a coat that requires heels. A combination which gives a rather dramatic sweep to walking.


The velvet trend won’t last forever, so give it a go.

Because whatever you’re wearing,

velvet elevates everything




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