November 16, 2017
One fabric that I see year after year in both fall and winter collections is velvet. This timeless fabric consists of densely woven, raised fibers that are soft to the touch. Velvet garments are costly to produce. Two fabrics of same thickness are woven together, then cut apart and rolled onto separate rolls before using. The laborious manufacturing process and high price tag is why velvet was often associated with nobility. Another form of velvet that typically pops up in fall and winter collections is corduroy, which is a raised form of velvet.
Normally every season I can find at least 1 or 2 blazers in velvet. Sometimes a top is thrown into the mix. But for Fall 2017, velvet has taken fashion collections by storm and my favorite part of this trend is all of the variety in velvet pieces this season. Tops, pants, earrings, shoes, skirts, even bags! If you’ve been wanting to try a little velvet in your wardrobe, this is the season to do it!
Rich and luxe, velvet pieces are a lovely way to dress up your look for upcoming holiday parties. In fact, I recently picked up this White House Black Market Velvet Blazer in blue for myself. The blazer looks just as lovely with light colored jeans for casual events, as it does with navy trousers for a dressier occasion.
Will you try velvet this season?