Velvet makes a splash in the fashion scene

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This year, velvet makes a splash in the fashion scene.

The soft, silky fabric we all know as velvet has become a major trend this fall season. We saw it starting to become popular last year, but now it has hit the ground running. There are shoes, shirts, sweaters, pants, accessories and even swimsuits that come in velvet, but why? Why are we seeing it in so many stores?

Velvet is an intriguing fabric because it can be worn all-year-round. Many have the idea that velvet is too dressy to be worn outside the party scene, but that is surely a myth. It can easily be worn in a casual setting as well. Velvet also looks as if it is too warm of a material to be worn in the warmer weather, but it can actually feel very light too. It really gives your outfit a little oomph in any season.

Velvet in the summer

Photo by Stella Fanega

Obviously, in the summer it’s too hot to wear any velvet jackets or pants, but there are plenty of other ways to incorporate it into your look.

Accessories are always a must and with velvet, there are so many options. You can wear scrunchies, a hat, jewelry, shoes and etc.

When the summer heat gets too intense and you need to take a dip, what could be better than diving in with a velvet swimsuit? Bathing suits are evolving with new material every year, and the latest is velvet. This was definitely something unexpected, but now that it’s here, why not embrace it?

Bring out the velvet for fall and winter

Summer may be over, but don’t put that velvet away just yet. The weather is getting colder, which means it’s time to get out the warmer clothes. Luckily, you will be able to find numerous items in velvet this season. You won’t miss any of the various velvet pieces in stores because it has taken over.

While there may be more for women, men have plenty of velvet options as well. Velvet blazers are sure to be a huge hit this year. For a less bold look, a velvet t-shirt will do the trick. If you are looking for just a hint of the silky fabric in your look, velvet shoes are the way to go. They will add a little something to the outfit without being too over-the-top.

Velvet can easily be worn on a daily basis, but it also works great for the holiday season. The winter time brings bright lights and flashy outfits. Velvet is just what you need to be the star of any party. It can certainly be made into a statement piece. Simply throwing a velvet jacket over your outfit can make it holiday ready. When the party is over, don’t forget to bundle up with a velvet scarf, hat, gloves and earmuffs.

Clearly velvet is popular among celebrities as well, many stars have been seen walking down the red carpet wearing velvet from head to toe. Rita Ora was seen wearing a stunning black velvet floor-length dress to a Grammy party. Making a bold choice, Marth Ward wore an emerald midi skirt while attending London Fashion Week. The beautiful Blake Lively went for a golden, spaghetti-strap dress to the Cannes Film Festival. All these celebrities, and many more, found a way to rock the material, so you can too.

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