Not Just Blue Velvet

Stella McCartney, Autumn/Winter 2009-10 Velvet is one of the key looks of the season and a difficult one to integrate into your existing wardrobe – how to without looking cheap, […]


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Stella McCartney, Autumn/Winter 2009-10

Velvet is one of the key looks of the season and a difficult one to integrate into your existing wardrobe - how to without looking cheap, overly festive, or totally Victorian?


Help is at hand from Topshop, always streets ahead when spotting (or creating) a trend, who have provided a bevy of velvety delights, from jackets and dresses to headbands, to enchant even the most sceptical and trend averse.

Rules for velvet:

1. It should always be DARK. Light coloured velvets, unless very expensive, look cheap and nasty far too quickly

2. Rule number 1 only really applies to clothes. Velvet accessories, bags, scarves, shoes, etc. can look fantastic and quirky in paler colours

3. Embrace velvet: it’s plush and wintry, yet because of the fab colours is very easy to dress up or down… be brave!
Ways with Velvet
 


L-R: top row: dress H&M; corsage Dorothy Perkins £8; bag Topshop £22; coat Dorothy Perkins £65; leggings Topshop £55
Middle row: dress Topshop £55; dress Topshop £45; shoes $80 modcloth.com; beret Helene Berman at asos.com £35; blazer Topshop £85
Bottom row: dress brownsfashion.com £405; clutch asos.com £18; corsage Dorothy Perkins £8; jacket brownsfashion.com £360; boots yesstyle.com $83