Everyone’s wearing: Velvet

Velvet wearers Jessica Alba, Emma Watson, Diane Kruger and Alexa Chung

Velvet is just one of those fabrics which feels so right for the colder months.  It’s festive, it’s luxe and we love that there is something quite rock n roll about it too!  Velvet definitely made it’s presence felt on the runways for Autumn/Winter 09-10 at shows including Christopher Kane, Fendi, Prada and Stella McCartney.  Stylistas everywhere (including the fashion-forward celeb crowd) have been jumping on it before we’ve even hit the heart of winter – so we expect much more to come!

A dress a la Jessica Alba, Emma Watson or Alexa Chung is a rather obvious way to wear velvet – be it a full velvet frock or simply with velvet accents or piping.  Wear with opaque tights and ankle boots on those chilly days and consider mixing textures and adding some more rocker glamour by covering up with a leather motorcycle jacket.

Diane Kruger manages to go where not many would dare to follow in this Chloe velvet all-in-one… if you’re not feeling quite so brave, then try teaming some velvet carrot leg trousers with a crisp white shirt, or a loose velvet top tucked into a pencil skirt.

We’ve included some of our favourite velvet pieces below…

Our favourite velvet product picks

Christopher Kane Hanna silk and velvet dress, £1,485 from Net-a-Porter
Derek Lam velvet trim chiffon t-shirt, £455 from Net-a-Porter
La Petite S***** asymmetric velvet dress, £495 from Net-a-Porter
Chloe gathered velvet skirt, £945 from Net-a-Porter
Monsoon Fusion Beethoven velvet dress, £60
Jigsaw Velvet Bloom top, £89
Milly velvet dot dress, £182 from TheOutnet
Jigsaw silk velvet tie bow skirt, £89

[Images: Getty]
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