(Above photo is the stunning bow sleeve frock from Yves Saint Laurent)
This is the trend that seems to be dividing opinion, similar to Simon Cowell and Marmite it seems you either love it or hate it. Some people are don’t mind adding a touch of velvet to their outfit whereas others refuse to go anywhere near it.
So far I remain undecided.
On one hand the last time I wore velvet was when I was 10 years old. I had a little midnight blue velvet party frock complete with a little lilac bow on the top. At the time I loved it and thought it was the most beautiful thing in my wardrobe at the time (2nd only to my 101 Dalmatians dressing up costume.)
But now on the other hand I have come to terms with the fact that I was 10 then and this is now 2010.
Can I still get away with wearing velvet despite still associating it with my childhood self?
(Above photo from chic label Vionnet)
Well after seeing it on the runway and seeing it don well on real and normal people (aka not models) on the street I think that I am ready to give it a go.
Now I am not talking a full on frilly velvet party dress like my childhood self but perhaps a single item of velvet which I can ease into my current wardrobe like this simple black velvet dress from Lipsy at Asos.
However if you just want a little something to show you have acknowledged trend then just add a simple hair band like this one from Accessorize.
Very Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl. Very now.
(Above photo is from the stunning John Paul Gaultier collection. You can just imagine it being worn by a celebrity on the red carpet)
Did you know…?
Designer Christoper Kane just recently showcased his newest creation for Versace’s Versus line. It included 25 different versions of velvet mini dresses in colours such as blue, plum, red, navy, or black. Those dresses came with details like leather straps, flat biker boots, or miniature buckles.
- Guest Blogger Beth Ruby Lambert from Amore Fashion Blog