Velvet has been a top style hit since the start of fall, but with colder weather upon us velvet season is now in full swing showing up on all of our favorite tops, dresses, and handbags. Velvet dresses are always a good choice for the holidays, but this year we are also seeing the soft fabric used on everyday pieces such as casual tops, pants, and handbags as well. This means that we can bring luxurious velvets into our everyday wardrobes with stylish ease, incorporating brands like Veronica M, Ariella, Yumi Kim and Rebecca Minkoff. Such a lush fabric is perfect for the holiday season and can be worn for dressy events and daily fun with the versatility of this rich and luxurious style. Below we are talking about some of our favorite ways to wear the velvet trend this holiday winter season.
Velvet at the holidays instantly brings to mind luxurious party dresses, like this gorgeous navy blue number from Yumi Kim. With a fitted shape, strapless bared shoulders and a plunging sweetheart neckline this dress is ultra sexy and feminine without apology. The deep blue shade shimmers when the thick pile catches the light creating an allure of romance. Wear this knee length dress with shiny silver heels and a furry coat for a look that will wow at your fancy holiday parties. A different direction for designer Yumi Kim, this velvet dress is an instant classic that is in total contrast to her usual floral printed silks and summery styles. We love this new approach to winter styling and can’t wait to dress this piece up for Christmas and New Years parties next month. Show off your curves and your impeccable sense of style with this jewel tone dress and your most sparkly heels in the season’s hottest trend of velvet.
If you want to incorporate the velvet trend into your everyday looks, try a pretty jewel tone top from Ariella like this evergreen off the shoulder top in a soft plush velvet. With cinched long sleeves and a drapey fit this comfy top is elegance itself. The weight of the velvet fabric falls in shimmering folds that drape perfectly against the body for an easy and flattering fit. An elastic neckline keeps the shoulders securely in place and adds a contrasting texture to the smooth velvety surface incorporating both fashion and function. The rich green color looks great with both dark and blonde hair colors while the loose fit flatters any body type and is easy to wear with pants or skirts. Wear this top with jeans for a totally casual approach, or pair it with black pants and sparkling dangle earrings for a night out. Add in a pair of high heels and you have a look ready for a holiday gathering! With such versatility this dark green blouse is a perfect choice for the winter season and all of your upcoming plans, from seasonal parties to date night and weekend adventures.
Looking for comfort and style? Try these stretchy soft Veronica M flare pants in a lush black velvet fabric! Ideal for casual wear all winter long, pair these wide leg pants with a cozy white sweater and printed scarf to create an outfit ready for anything on your schedule. The stretchy pull-on style is a dream to wear, while the velvet is ultra soft and irresistible with a flattering silhouette that is fitted through the thighs and flared at the bottom. The wide bottoms are ideal for wearing with boots or heels for added height that elongates the legs and elevates your style. If you want to dress up the velvet factor a bit more, wear these palazzo pants with a flowy blouse tucked in and some bohemian inspired jewelry and your look will be instantly modern and classic all at once. We feel certain that this classic Veronica M pant will become a fall favorite in the soft velvet iteration that draws on factors of both current trends and timeless comfort to create a must-have pant for the current season.
Take a bit of velvet with you everyday with one of our Rebecca Minkoff velvet bags in a luxurious crushed velvet fabric. The classic Love Crossbody style is updated for the winter 2017 season with a crushed velvet finish in black or deep burgundy that is chic and festive for the winter holiday season. With a size that is big enough to fit all the essentials plus a few extra goodies, this crossbody bag features a silvery chain strap and interior pockets for easy organization. This fall hued bag is gorgeous with your everyday outfits for work and play, and compliments the casual vibe of jeans with a touch of elegance. There is no need to switch up your purse for a party or night out either, with its shimmery crushed velvet finish this bag is dressy enough to compliment your fanciest dresses, especially when held as a clutch. The quilted stitching adds elegance and interest to the fold over style while a polished metal clasp holds your belongings securely away.
Since velvet is such an ideal fabric to wear at the holidays it’s only fitting that there are countless holiday event dresses to be found in soft velvet fabrics this season. This gorgeous Amanda Uprichard dress in a vibrant cobalt blue is a perfect pick for your most important events of the season. With a fitted bodycon shape and loose flutter sleeves the bright blue color steals the show especially when the lights play off the thick velvet sheen. At the back a flirty cutout shows a bit of skin and adds modern elements to dress made of a fabric with ancient origins. Synonymous with luxury, velvet is the perfect choice for dressy events and festive holiday occasions. Wear this cobalt mini dress with strappy heels and some statement jewelry for a simple yet elegant look that you can feel comfortable and confident in. royal blue and flared sleeves in a rich fabric