It used to be that only the high echelons of society could wear velvet. Given the cost of production, this was a material for kings and courtiers. It symbolizes wealth and power. But now, modern methods of industrialization have made this fabric available at just about any price.
We might’ve believed velvet had gone away with the eighties and nineties, but it’s come back stronger than ever. On catwalks and street style, we see the keepers of fashion wearing or showing us a new way of adding this luxurious fabric into our everyday. If you’re still on the fence about how and when to wear this shiny soft material, here are some ideas.
Back in the eighties, this meant a cocktail dress or gown. Now a body-con outfit that accentuates your curves is all you need to make an entrance. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary for a black tie affair, you can choose one with the right length for your formal event. However, make sure you choose dark colors or jewel tones. That way your outfit will make the best statement.
Wearing jeans or a skirt with a bright velvet top can transform your routine outfit into something that will make you stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s an oversized, crop, or t-shirt style top, the shiny fabric will give you the extra oomph you’re looking for.
Disregard that old belief that claimed velvet was only made for winter. These new trends prove it’s a fabric that can be worn at any time of the year.
Shorts and lingerie
Chokers are an accessory that can change your whole outfit, and a velvet one will take you back to Marie Antoinette herself. Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate them into your everyday look.
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Translated by María Suárez