Uber-femme and romantic, but kinda gothic and sexy as hell, velvet is a beaut fabric for every occasion, and we’ve been living for its revival over the last couple of autumn winter seasons.
Since it’s going nowhere for 2017 fashionistas, check out our tips for velvet outfit building and find out why we’re crushin’ on this sleek textile right now!
Velvet Stole the Shows in AW17 Fashion Month
Just on the AW17 catwalks; designers including Erdem, Jason Wu and Aquilano Rimondi were repping luxe velvet creations in jewel tones, and you’ll find some gorgeous pieces at Jane Norman in your fave cuts and rich, deep colours.
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Don’t be fooled by the lush layering vibes though – a quick glance at the SS18 runways will tell you that this trend can be carried through and reworked for cheerful days in the sun!
How to Build the Hottest Velvet Outfits
For some of us, velvet seems to come with a fear that you’re going to look more OTT than OOTD. Sure, making a statement is the one if you’re arriving at the club with your squad, but if you want to work this plush, slinky fabric during the day, it can be a little intimidating.
Whichever way you’re styling it though, your girls at Jane have got all angles covered for the new season. You’re going to wear the pants off it!
For a sultry look that will knock bae’s socks off, wake your inner Greaser and slide into our ruched velvet bodysuit and these figure-hugging PU trousers.
If you’re working this deep blue beauty during the day, swap out the trousers for a vintage-look, light blue jean and a quilted leather jacket – these classic pieces never go out of style.
Add a red lip and you’re ready to break hearts, girl.
The Wiggle Dress
For the girl who loves the limelight (so, all of us?), our cherry red, velvet wiggle dress is going to leave jaws all over the floor. Seriously, no one has a jaw anymore. Team with these cute fluffy heels, a sweet black clutch and let this beaut do the talking – all you need to concentrate on is the wiggling! And batting away all the attention you’ll get in this thing.
The Wrap Top
Wrap tops are the most flattering items in our wardrobes since sliced bread (that didn’t make sense – basically they make all of us look smoking hot). Nothing makes you feel fabulous like a tied wrap with a peplum hem, and our sensual dark blue shade is back!
Go the whole hog with an on-trend checked mini skirt, and make sure your boots are made for walking with these thigh-highs.
If you’re searching for a more low-key vibe, team with distressed white jeans for a cool, wintry look.
The Floral Statement Pencil
Our fave thing about velvet is the sense of luxe glam it brings to every outfit, and there’s nothing more indulgent than the graphic floral print on this velvet pencil skirt.
You’ll be able to wear this baby on a night out with our glittery bodysuit and a sequin clutch, or team with a slogan jumper and sneakers for a sleek, off-duty look.
The glitter LBD
For the most striking entrance you’ve ever made, layer this checked duster coat over your dress. By keeping the print monochrome, and pairing with a pillar-box red heel, you’ll be stacking up compliments before you even reveal your bodycon, glitter-velvet LBD.
We want to see you working these gorge velvet garms! Tag us in your Instagram pics @janenorman_int and if we love your style, you might just see yourself on our very own page!
Shop the complete collection of velvet dresses, tops and more at Jane Norman now!