Top Trend : Velvet

Sonia Zmihi,

Velvet is back again! The trend that we all feel in  love with last fall is officially making its grand return and we’re certainly not mad about it. We’ve almost come to miss the rich and luxurious feel of the fabric and now that the weather is going colder and colder we couldn’t dream of a better way to indulge in the coziness of soft velvet dresses or cardigans. This great come back is yet another sign that 90’s trends are bigger than ever, along with the chocker necklaces, this high rise mom jeans and the head-to-toe denim combinations. But obviously designers and stylist have played their way around the sumptuous fabric to make it look both modern and sophisticated at the same time.  To help you get inspired, we have plucked six of the most coveted velvet looks from FW17.

top trend velvet

And we’re starting strong! Bold colored velvet is making its presence known on the fall 2017 season and so here’s a set of three statement looks in all the primary hues. At Chloé, we had a major crush on this red mini dress with long sleeves and the cutest cut in the shape of a heart right on the chest. Honestly, this just seems like the perfect pick for you the holidays e (Yes, x-mas is right around the corner. Already.). With a super sporty look, Dion Lee took the coziness of the fabric to another extreme combining a deep blue velvet with loose track pants and a huge down jacket. At Altuzarra the designer, Joseph, presented a flamboyant canary yellow dress, with perfect proportions : big shoulders, skinny waist and a very elegant low-cut neckline.

top trend velvet

For a softer but super chic take on the trend, refer to Tibi‘s velvet light blue suit or Lacoste‘s patchwork dress in – ideal for a day at work! Or if you really want to keep it neutral, you can always opt in for Saint Laurent‘s little black velvet dress. A babydoll look that surely won’t make you go unnoticed! The mini effect is emphasized by high thigh boots, a combination that has proved to be quite effective.

This season, you’ll find velvet available in many different ways; from dresses and pants to boots, bags and more. So there’s really no excuse for you not to join the velvet wagon!

the writer

Sonia Zmihi

Graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a degree in Marketing, Sonia has now added budding fashion journalist to her work in the fields of marketing and communication. She spends her free time refreshing her Instagram feed looking for the funniest memes, building never ending wishlists on Net-a-porter and cooking exotic meals.

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