You Said: Yes to Velvet

December 8th, 2008

You Said: Yes to Velvet

Urban Renewal Velvet BlazerWe asked: Would you wear Velvet?

You said:  Yes to Velvet, with a close 55%-45% vote.

Style tip? Sure, Velvet may be one of the most classic cold weather fabrics, but it’s not for everyone.  Velvet is what’s known as a "pile" fabric, with fibers that extend upward.  While this "pile" makes velvet somewhat warmer to wear, its thickness, combined with its natural sheen, makes it somewhat difficult to wear.  Our favorite way to wear velvet is on a blazer.  But mix things up and try a blazer in a different silhouette.  Try a long, hip-length style over a cocktail dress (as pictured) or a blouse and high waisted pants. Or try a cropped style, which works great with a high-waisted skirt…during the summer, a long, flowy sundress.

Next question: Patent leather is a classic fabric for shoes and other accessories.  But what do you think?   Tell us, would you wear Patent Leather?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured:  Urban Renewal Velvet Blazer | $58 at Urban Outfitters.

Entry Filed under: Trend,Trend Predictives,Trendscape,Trendscape,What's In and What's Out,Women

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  December 8th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    I used to have a long black velvet skirt. It was the most elegant thing I owned- loved it!
    I’d really like to find a dress-length velvet coat that looks chic rather than costume-y

  • 2. Trisha  |  December 10th, 2008 at 2:26 am

    Your skirt sounds absolutely lovely, Mimi! As for your wish-list velvet coat, I could see a velvet coat in a classic silhouette – 3/4 length with a peter pan collar – as very 60s chic…and surprisingly versatile.

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