A rich, luxurious look is a definite style do and the ultimate way to achieve it is by rocking velvet fashion. We show you how…

The velvet fashion trend is sweeping the nation and with good reason. It’s beautiful, chic and adds an element of texture to your look. We decode the trend and share our top tips for pulling it off.

The trend is huge

Fashionistas and celebs have embraced velvet as one of the key trends for the season. The look was showcased by high-fashion luxury brands such as Gucci, Erdem, Prada and MaxMara, with great success.

Style icons Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Kylie Jenner were all spotted rocking the trend too. It was also a firm favourite on the red carpet at the Met Gala – especially in deep red hues.

Velvet is everywhere

This soft, plush fabric was once reserved exclusively for royalty. This winter, however, velvet will be everywhere. You can expect to see it on everything from jackets, dresses, trousers and blouses. In addition, velvet boots and shoes also get the thumbs up.

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Colour matters

There are definitely a few colours that work well in velvet fabric. Deep red, sapphire blue and dark green are key choices. When it comes to neutral colours black, chocolate brown and nude blush hues work best.

Avoid white and cream as it can look tacky. This season yellow and mustard hues also gain prominence.

Fit is crucial

A smooth silouhette is a my when wearing this trend. As creases are a no-no, its essential to opt for items that fit you perfectly to avoid unattractive bunching and folds. Because velvet is quite thick, it makes the ideal fabric for colder weather. Keep the rest of your layers thin and sleek to nail the look.

You can opt for velvet separates for a modern update on a masculine look or wear velvet fashion as standalone pieces to make a style statement.