Holiday 2012 Trends: Velvet
With the holidays and cold weather here in full swing, it’s hard not to crush on velvet. The lush material is a favorite with its lux aesthetic and cozy comfort. This season, velvet goes from casual to dressy in a heartbeat as its seen on everything from skinny pants and blazers to stunning evening gowns. Jewel tone colors further emphasize the material’s easy glam nature. Get into the spirit and celebrate this joyous time of the year in velvet!
Be the belle of the ball in Tadashi Shohi’s ruched velvet sweetheart gown. In a lovely shade of green, the designer created a ruched bodice silhouette with spaghetti straps and a short train. Complement the dress by wearing oversized earrings and your hair in an updo. Drape a scarf on your shoulders to stay warm.
Siwy joins ruby red and velvet together with the Hannah pants. The skinny pant features a 4-pocket style and the brand’s signature stitching. Create a feminine look by joining the pants with a floral print top and a collarless jacket. Round out the look with loafers and a scarf.
As velvet brings glam to apparel, it has the same effect on accessories. Glint’s velvet pouchette has an elegant appeal with its gathered silhouette joined with a top-frame. Combine the clutch with evening ensembles of dresses or to add a feminine touch to suit styles. Good things do come in small packages!
Charlotte Olympia’s kitty cat embroidered slipper will have you purring with its whimsical appeal. The flat features a half-inch metallic patent leather heel and matching trim. The sweet design brings a playful note to office ensembles of button ups and trousers. Sass it up by combining it with a full skirt.
Feel the Piece’s Giselle velvet tank is versatile velvet at its best. The scoop-neck tank in garnet red is perfectly effortless that it can be paired with printed pants, knee-length skirts, denim or glittering sequin numbers. Add on a chunky statement necklace to give it some edge and excitement.
Marc by Marc Jacobs takes velvet to sophisticated levels with the Gaiya velvet skirt. The knee-length pencil skirt features knife pleats puckered at the waist that opens to puff the structured pockets. Bring character to the black skirt by coupling it with colorful or printed knits. Step into heels to elongate the silhouette.
AG Adriano Goldschmied combines the laidback feel of skinny jeans with the sumptuousness of velvet in the super skinny crushed velvet leggings. Trade in your boring jeans for these fitted crush velvet pants. Style them up with metallic silver knits and a statement necklace for a festive night. Dress them down with a simple t-shirt and leather jacket for an everyday look.
Nicholas Kirkwood steps it up a notch with the metallic-platform velvet bootie. The glamorous footwear presents a soft velvet upper with leather-piping and notched collar. The material is contrasted with gold island platform and heel. Style your dresses, skirts or pant looks with Kirkwood’s bootie – you won’t go wrong!
Diane von Furstenberg is chic with the Yvan velvet jacket. The polished blazer can be paired with matching pants for a suited look or worn as a separate. In either case, layer it over a lace top or sheer blouse for textural contrast. Finish the look with a festive arm party.
Black Halo proves a cocktail dress is that much better in velvet – especially blue velvet. The Jackie O dress boasts a cowl neck and a ladylike fitted structure. Turn heads in this at the holiday party by pairing it with simple gold-heeled sandals for a contrast and elegant jewelry. Choose a classic clutch to keep maintain balance.
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