With the winters being just round the corner, velvet, the fabric of the Royals, is back with a bang! No doubt, the fashion mongers are going ga-ga over this lush and rich, winter-friendly cousin of the noble silk that makes its wearer look like a million bucks. Velvet is no longer a Santa trademark (whose adorable red suit is velvet) as its exalted sheen makes it perfect for a party wear. Emerging as an off-beat runway trend, the vintage velvet has now slithered its way to the red carpets and high end fashion events with the paparazzi going “click click” over celebrities looking a perfect blend of style and elegance in this heavy fabric. So, all hail the velvety touch as velvet is back in vogue. Here we give you some of the in-trend options in velvet to go for this season. Have a look!
Velvet gives an aura of elegance to even the simplest of attires. Step into the next event looking all dressy and glamorous in a velvet dress and you are sure t grab the envious attention of many onlookers. Velvet being a heavy fabric goes well in combination with lighter fabrics like silk, satin and lace and so you will be spoilt for choice when you go dress hunting in velvet. You can experiment with bold colors as velvet pieces always give an impactful look.
Flares, the ultimate style reminiscent of the 70s have become a fashion staple recently and you can add up a couple of velvet flares to your closet. Opt for velvet flared trousers for that boho chic gal look and moreover, these are excellent options for casual outings and winter festivals. Velvet flared trousers are available in a rainbow of colors and you can match them up with contrasting tees for a sensational outlook.
Velvet is no more only a girl’s thing! The tufted material is proving to be more stylish and versatile than ever before as it has invaded men’s fashion becoming the ideal weapon for making an impeccable impression. You can never escape attention with velvet and when fashion forward men coming out in velvet suits are definitely deemed to grab eyeballs. The market is flooded with coats, suits and tuxedos in this plush fabric. Also you can try out the “Bandhgala” velvet coat made famous by the Bolly hottie Arjun Rampal.
The wonderfully elegant cape is the best thing to remain protected from the chilly winters and yet flaunt your beauty with an air of grace. Velvet is the best material to go for while choosing a cape. You can go for dark colored capes and throw them on a dress the next time you hit an evening party. On a casual day out you can team them up with shirts and denims or cigarette pants for an extravagant appearance.
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Indian Traditional Wear
Indian traditional wear and the velvet fabric is a flawless combination of regality and flair. Indian designers like Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Manish Malhotra have scorched the ramp with their ethnic designs with a touch of velvet. Celebrities flaunting saris and Anarkalis in velvet and intricately designed with golden zardozi work is a common sight at the Bollywood events. The velvet lehenga has also become a bridal staple this fashion season.