Velvet is more than just a fabric. It’s a feeling, a fantasy. There’s just something about the way it shimmers in the light and caresses your fingertips. Velvet is like a memory of another time, of secret love affairs in darkened corridors and hazy nights under late summer stars.
Velvet is a Renaissance fabric, a symbol of opulence that set the wealthy apart from the poor. Fast forward a few centuries and velvet is the hallmark of 1920s evening wear. Velvet also made an appearance in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, adorning the bodies of pop culture icons such as Madonna. Now velvet is back on the runway, and here at SANT, we’ve got the top velvet looks and how you can mimic the style.
Ziad Nakad treated us to this gorgeous velvet jumpsuit in this year’s Autumn/Winter collection. This stunning piece is adorned with lace detailing and glittery embellishments. Get the look with this River Island plunge neck jumpsuit that features an intricate lace insert. Why not pair it with a gem-studded clutch to mimic Nakad’s glamorous style?
This Christian Dior piece speaks for itself. Simple, elegant, and regal in purple, this is the kind of dress you could imagine on a princess. This ASOS velvet bardot maxi dress has the same allure as the Dior original and would look irresistible with a Dior inspired silver belt.
Velvet blazers are arguably one of the best fashion moves of the 21st Century and this Bella Freud beauty modelled by Chloe Grace Moretz is no exception. Blazers easily add a punk-rock chic to any outfit and instantly transforms the wearer into a superstar. With party season approaching, be sure to get your hands on this H&M green velvet blazer and add some lace-up boots for a knock-out look.
Finally, let’s not forget this stunning Valentino midi that Blake Lively showed off at Cannes earlier this year. Gold velvet dresses are one of those rare gems that all fashionistas crave to have in their wardrobe and, thanks to Pixie Market, now you can. They’ve delivered a dazzling crushed velvet midi just as beautiful as Blake’s.
Words: Ellie Grant
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