Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How To Wear Velvet F/W 12

Velvet is one of the most important trends this season and perfect for festive holiday-looks.

1 - skirt All Burberry

The easiest way to wear it is pairing a velvet skirt with a top of different fabric. This works for daytime, as seen above at Burberry, and in evening looks, too, as in the italian designers` looks below.

2 - skirt Versace - Salvatore Ferragamo - Versace
Velvet cocktail dresses are easy to wear because they need no further accessorizing.

3 - cocktaildresses Versace - Vivienne Westwood - Ralph Lauren
Long velvet evening dresses are harder to pull off. They do not only require a slim figure and elegant attitude but also the highest caution in accessorizing. They need jewellery and accessories but can easily look 'overloaded'. The rule is: The more simple the dress, the flashier the accessory.

4 - evening dresses Jean Paul Gaultier - Ralph Lauren - Etro
Velvet suits make great eveningwear and are perfect for occasions where you rather want to look 'cool' instead of sexy.

5 - suit Ralph Lauren
Velvet coats are so dressy and glamorous that they can be worn like a dress. Make sure you wear a very simple dress (in the same colour) underneath to not create a style-clash when opening the coat.

6 - coats All Burberry
Bags and shoes also come in velvet this season. These beauties need some careful outfit-planing though.

7 - clutch Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, 2x Versace
Mixing velvet with velvet only works when the pieces have a different fabric between them. You can wear a velvet coat over a leather dress and add velvet shoes or wear a velvet clutch to a lace dress. But a velvet bag worn with a velvet skirt or dress won`t work.

8 - bags 2 x Salvatore Ferragamo, Ralph Lauren

9 - shoes Sandal: Salvatore Ferragamo, pump: Ralph Lauren, boot: Salvatore Ferragamo

Pictures are property of the respective brands. Collages by DressCode:HighFashion. Gaultier picture by Patrice Stable.

Are you wearing velvet this season? If so, how?


  1. Love the Westwood dress - the weight of the velvet works so well with the folding and draping.
    Alas, I don't have any velvet in my wardrobe at the moment - but I think that a velvet jacket or blazer would fit into the mix nicely...


  2. I seem to remember velvet was all the rage in the 90's. I had a lot of it then. Mostly dresses. Maybe a jacket. Now it's so hard to find, and I don't wear my 20 year old dresses anymore! I'm glad it seems to be coming back because I always loved the fabric. I only have one velvet dress now. It's burn out - also a 90's staple. I'm wearing it in my oat recent blog post.

  3. I'm not a huge fan of velvet. But I would be happy to rock ANY of those looks in the very first picture! They look fab!