Last year velvet made a comeback in the fashion world and it has certainly picked up momentum this year. Throughout the past few decades velvet has gone in and out of style.
Originally, velvet had been seen as the fabric of royalty and the upper classes. Luckily now us mere mortals can also rock the velvet look! Many people struggle to wear velvet clothing and accessories as the richness of the fabric can often make an outfit feel a little too dressy. Not only is velvet stylish, it will keep you warm during the cold winter months. Throughout this blog post, we will show you different ways to wear velvet this season.
Let’s start off with the basics. What is velvet? Velvet is a closely woven fabric of silk, cotton, or nylon, that has a thick short pile on one side. Velvet is an element of texture that adds a little extra style to any outfit.
Velvet at Christmas Parties
Christmas parties are just around the corner, and whether it is an office party or a party with friends and family, velvet is the perfect outfit to wear. Try wearing a red or green velvet dress, or if you want just a splash of velvet, opt for a pair of stylish velvet shoes or a clutch bag.
A great way to liven up your office attire, whilst still maintaining a smart appearance, is to opt for a velvet blazer. Not only will it look elegant without losing any formality, but it is also perfect for transitioning to an evening outfit, pairing it with some black dress trousers. If wearing velvet feels a little too decadent, keep it simple by teaming a blazer with your favourite pair of jeans, white t-shirt, and a pair of heels or even trainers!
A full velvet dress or outfit might be too much for some people. If that is the case for you, accessorize with velvet. Velvet shoes have been appearing on runways and in stores for a few seasons now. Sargasso & Grey has a beautiful pair of Burgundy Velvet Camilla court shoe. The Camilla shoe is great for office or evening wear and will offer day-long comfort because it is made in an extra wide EEE fit, giving feet extra room to breathe and toes more space to wriggle! Perfect if you are looking for a stylish yet practical shoe for wide feet.
To spice up any outfit you can add in a velvet purse that is not only practical but also in fashion. You can wear a velvet purse during the today or out at night. It is a versatile piece that is perfect to keep in your closet. It is inevitable that velvet will fade out of style but looking back through velvet’s history, it will make a come back again soon. Having a nice velvet purse will be a perfect piece to keep for its inevitable comeback.
Full Velvet outfits
If you are ready to wear a full velvet outfit try wearing a long velvet dress paired with a comfy pair of heels or pumps. You can even take a velvet skirt and pair it with a velvet blazer!
Check out Sargasso & Grey’s Pinterest page for more Velvet fashion inspiration!