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Autumn Winter 16 Trends: Velvet

Velvet is perfect for the christmas party season! Celebrity Stylist Nicky Hambleton-Jones gives top style tips on how to wear it......


Another huge trend off the catwalks this season is velvet and we see velvet on dresses, trousers, jackets, tops through to handbags and shoes. It is everywhere and is the key texture or fabric to incorporate into your wardrobe this season whether you are like more of a crushed, silky velvet feel or the stiff, flat velvet for a more sophisticated look.

Velvet Evening Dress

Here I've got a very simple red velvet evening dress. A great alternative to a little black dress for the party season perhaps. It has a bit of stretch in it as well which makes it really flattering and figure skimming, figure hugging. It's luxurious, sensual and sexy. It's a great fabric to have back in our wardrobes. It's been a long time coming and it's definitely time to embrace a little bit of velvet especially for the Christmas party season.

Velvet Jumpsuit

If you really want to embrace velvet, how about an all-in-one velvet jumpsuit? Perhaps a little intimidating for some of us but it's got to be tried to really appreciate its floor-length appeal. Here I've accessorised it with a metallic Obi belt, just to break up the wall of velvet, which can seem a little overwhelming and intimidating to some people. But again, it's floaty, sophisticated, incredibly flattering with the all-in-one colour. It's seamless and with the plunging ‘V'/keyhole it's hugely sexy as well. So a great consideration for Autumn/Winter evening wear this season.

Velvet Cigarette Trousers

And velvet doesn't have to be just for evening wear. Here I've got a pair black, simple cigarette velvet trousers. A great alternative to your classic black trouser for the season. Again it's got the cosy, luxurious feel and brilliant for work wear or day wear as well as evening wear, so a great investment piece that can cross across all lifestyles this season.

Red Velvet Top

And lastly a really cute, red velvet top. Cropped up for the high waistlines that are coming back, but again a nod to the fabric, so a nod to the trend without overwhelming yourself with velvet. It has a bit of the ruffle detailing that is also hot off the catwalks and high neck line but not suffocating or too clingy. It will suit most ages and body shapes with that lovely pop of velvet colour right next to the face.

So if the velvet jumpsuit is too much, opt for something like a crop-top instead to really add that colour injection, texture and wow-factor to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe this season. Shop with an expert to make sure you are bang up to date this season.

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