Decadent fabrics and jewel tones are always a hit during the festive party season and while block colour velvet dresses are a sure-fire winner this autumn/winter, there’s more to tempt us in this tactile fabric.
Two trends collide with the trouser suit having a revival and velvet as a key fabric. The silhouette is more relaxed this season with wider leg trousers and jackets given a softer shoulder, longer length and in some cases a tie waist. Keep it luxe with a lace trim camisole beneath and barely-there sandals as an alternative to dresses for after dark style.
Coats also have the velvet touch this season with puffa styles and parkas made up in rich gemstone hues of plush velvet.
Style Tip: Bring a velvet dress up to date with accessories in a contrasting but equally rich colour.
High street hit: Whistles crushed velvet wrap jacket