Velvet, the Fabric of Fall
Velvet is one of the hottest fabrics for this upcoming season, being used in everything from dressy floor-length gowns to edgy bomber jackets. Read Fashion Fabrics Club’s favorite ways velvet is being used by the most fashionable this fall.
Off the Shoulder
The off-the-shoulder trend (i.e. the “cold shoulder” trend) is in full force, and since it already has a dressed-up vibe, velvet is a natural pick, giving the silhouette an added element of elegance. Keep things sophisticated by using jewel tones like sapphire blue velvet.
Bomber jackets are always getting a new makeover. Last time around, it was all about the floral silk bombers, but this season, velvet is taking center stage. The look is still totally edgy, but with a luxe twist. If you’re looking for something more feminine, try a light pink velvet, or you can make it more understated with a neutral like black or navy.
Feeling adventurous? Take a lesson from the designer runway collections this season like this number from the Céline pre-fall collection and try using velvet in a pair of slouchy trousers. Bonus points for using an outrageous color like mustard or orange.
Take velvet to the menswear trend and use it to give new life to your favorite blazer silhouette. Instead of feeling stuffy and professional, velvet makes the menswear-inspired staple feel fresh, new, and uninhibited. This season, it’s all about the oversized, slouchy design.
The quintessential ‘90s slip dress has made an incredible comeback this year. And for fall, it’s all about the velvet. Try it with a casual cotton T underneath and a pair of knee-high socks to really drive home the nostalgia.