“Velvet is one of those perennial classics that are faintly nostalgic and reminiscent of noble times”. It has a long association with Wealth, Power and Monarchy. It feels regal, luxe and rich. The fabric is good at taking on color due to its lush and deluxe depth of pile. Its deep rich lavish appearance and the tactile nature of the fabric makes it feel seductive to wear. There is an overriding sex appeal to velvet. It can be quite cosy when worn in the daytime, but can also have a sophisticated feel if worn with attitude at night. It’s not so much a trend as a versatile staple. The richness of pile, and the drape you get with it is remarkable. I don’t think velvet is a trend that comes and goes, it is always in the background.
DETAILS ON THE OUTFIT
The sandals and clutch are both from Ted Baker. I bought them separately (probably two months apart), but I love pairing these two up because they go so well together. The rose gold accent on the clutch makes it pop more and look more luxurious than it is. The sandals are very comfortable (Ted Baker shoes are enjoyable, I keep buying them- now on my 5th pair).
I bought this dress from Asos late last year. I was drawn to the dress simply for its dramatic sleeves. This time I just wanted the feel of clothes falling from the body, half-dressed in a sense, exposing back and shoulder. An elegant velvet outfit can be perfect for special occasions. I wore this dress to a friend’s wedding last year Fall and received tones of compliments from their guests! 😉
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