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How to Wear Velvet

Updated on May 26, 2011

Velvet has become a must-have fashion trend for every glamour girl's closet. Colored velvet is especially hot and a fantastic fabric to mix and match your outfits with. There's no doubt that velvet is a gorgeous fabric; however there are right and wrong ways to wear it!Velvet itself has such a luxurious feel, and looks expensive, which can quickly enhance any plain outfit.

Here are some do's and don'ts to follow for How to Wear Velvet:

* Don't wear velvet head to toe. Be a minimalist with your velvet!

* Do wear velvet shoes. Jeweled colored velvet flats are extremely hot right now.

* Do layer on the accessories! The fabric is a rich, luxe fabric: add onto that with fabulous costume jewelry.

* Don't wear over-tight velvet pants. The crushed velvet *will* show everything.

* Do use low-key and contrasting fabrics when mixing with velvet.

* Do try faux-velvet when shopping on a budget.

Wear Velvet Dresses

Velvet dresses are the easiest way to wear velvet. I love a velvet dress for autumn and winter seasons. The rich fabric sets the tone for a wintery background and is heavy so it's fairly warm.

Try to stay away from matronly style velvet dresses. Keep the look fresh by showing a little skin and pairing the dress with some modern accessories. Brighten up the look by choosing light colored accessories to offset the heavy velvet.

* Be sure the fit of the velvet dress is just right; there's nothing worse than an ill-fitting bulky dress.


More Velvet Tips!

Outfit Ideas for wearing a velvet top:

* Pair a light grey velvet top with some jeans and a cardigan. You'll tone down the velvet and make it appropriate for "every-day".

* Wear a velvet top underneath a suit or blazer and pair some it with some slacks. The outfit is now appropriate for work.

* Try a velvet tank with a sleek pencil skirt in a bright color. It would look sexy mixing sleek lines with some rich fabrics.

Velvet Blazer

Every woman needs to invest in a velvet blazer. It is a fabulous way to look classy and fashionable while still looking put-together. I like to wear my blazer with everything, so I work hard to dress it up and down. I love to wear my black velvet blazer with crisp white shirts for a fancier look. I also pair it with a light colored skirt or dress for night-time.

To dress down the look of a velvet blazer, I love to wear t-shirts. One of my favorite looks to wear is my olive velvet blazer with my cute kitson t-shirts. I also pair it with light colored jeans and some casual boots to dress the look down.

Mix In Velvet Accessories!

One of the most luxurious things I think a woman can own are velvet accessories. It's a fab way to incorporate velvet into your every day looks without having to pull out a huge velvet gown. I personally don't own velvet gloves, but I am IN LOVE with my velvet bag. It adds a touch of elegance to every outfit whenever I carry it.

If you're not ready to commit to a large velvet piece, go for a velvet accessory. Some great ideas are hats, belts, scarves, handbags and shoes. There's nothing sexier than a high pair of velvet heels.


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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      Pmccray: I am also really in love with velvet, especially for the winter/fall months! Thanks!

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      pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

      I adore velvet. Especially in black or sable browns. Great dos and don't s on how to wear this material. Voted up, marked useful and beautiful.

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      Ingenira: Thank you so much! I'm glad you found it useful. =)

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Excellent information on how to velvet dress. You really know the stuff well. :) Voted up and useful.