There is something special about velvet. Pleasing hand, fluid drape, and a luxurious look, this fabric is a fashion favorite and it’s not hard to see why. Although in the past velvet has been put in the closet during the warm months, it has made its way into Spring and even Resort as fashion gets more experimental every day. Let’s take a look at the ways you can wear velvet year round, from the coldest nights spent huddled by a raging fire, to the hottest afternoons spent sipping lemonade by the pool.
Spring starts out brisk, with chilly mornings that leave grass dewy and by the afternoon the sun is hot and so is everything else. Balenciaga shows the perfect coat for keeping warm on those cool Spring mornings with a structured silhouette, while Christian Cowan keeps it hot with a striking velvet mini dress. Maticevski shows their draping prowess with a beautifully draped skirt and blouse set. Nicopanda featured a single-sleeves, hot pink jumpsuit made of velvet, expertly ruched along one side, and Vika Gazinskava shows sleek black jumpsuit.
Bring it into spring with these velvet fabrics:
Resort has always been an interesting season, with luxe looks that don’t seem totally in tune with the summer styles. Cinq a Sept shows a stunning and sleek embossed velvet dress, and Each x Other featured a lovely gamboge velvet suit. Khaite showed an appropriate way to wear velvet on a hot summer day, as the polka dots on the simple white dress are velvet. Raquel Allegra’s velvet blazer features a lovely floral print that will transition into fall beautifully and Self-Portrait’s hot pink velvet paired beautifully with the star printed blouse.
Get Resort-ready with these fabrics:
Pre-Fall blends the warmth of summer and the cozy stylings of Fall into one lovely look. Emilio Pucci’s velvet color blocked tunic pairs beautifully with matching trousers, and Huishan Zhang shows a peplum tunic in burnout velvet. Officine Generale shows a lovely button up in striped velvet, while Warm utilizes a velvet trim along the sleeves of this gorgeous jumper. Zuhair Murad showed a lovely pair of velvet pants, paired with a beautiful leather jacket.
Get ready with these velvets:
Fall is where velvet thrives, and this fall it was all about suits. Balmain went metallic with a shimmery striped velvet suit, and Francoise showed a stunning brown suit similar to Mood’s Metallic Velvet Collection. Sonia Rykiel’s ribbed velvet suit is an absolute dream, perfect for walking through the city on a sunny fall day. Delpozo’s luxurious velvet trousers were paired perfectly with a sheer button-up and Y/Project featured a dramatic crop top in blue velvet.
Feel out your Fall fashions with these fabrics:
How have you been wearing velvet? Let me know in the comments!