WHY VELVET IS THE FABRIC OF THE SEASON AND HOW YOU CAN WEAR IT!
In a fun fashion shoot, HTBrunch gets six stylish professionals to show you how to wear the fabric of the season
BOMBER JACKET IN VELVET? SAVAGE! ING: PRIYANKA C RAINA, 31, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Look: Velvet bomber jacket and lehenga How you can wear it: “This beautifully-patterned lehenga with a matching bomber jacket looks cool as now you can pair athleisure clothing with traditional wear,” says celebrity stylist Esha Amin. Who should wear it? Says Esha: “Velvet adds a bit of body, so anyone who is fit and in great shape can carry this bomber-lehenga look. Age is just a number, so if you’re fit at 40, you’ll rock this velvet look. The fabric is who you are as a personality more than what your age is!”
UNBUTTON YOUR BANDHGALA, UPGRADE YOUR STYLE ING: JOY SINGH (LEFT), 31, & ABHINAV MATHUR, 34, RESTAURATEURS
Look: Velvet bandhgala with pants and denims How you can wear it: “This classic velvet bandhgala can tone down a formal look like, in this case, it’s been paired with a pastel-hued shirt and folded denims. But if you are younger and want to look chic then wear a sweater underneath it,” says designer Amy Billimoria Who should wear it? “Velvet bandhgala works. across all age groups but can make you look bulky. Medium to small-sized people can pull it off well. If your’e dusky, avoid bright reds, and go for subtle colours,” she adds.
SUIT UP WITH A SOFT TOUCH ING: SHYAMLI PANDA, 29, TATTOO ARTIST
How you can wear it: “A velvet suit is very much in fashion. One can wear it as a set or team it with as logan tee or a soft printed shirt with ruffles to make it formal and plush ,” says designer Nida Mahmood. Who should wear it ?“Ideally it should be worn by women with a small frame and slim body type. It is not advised for healthy women to wear velvet as it will make them look larger ,” she adds.
PLAY H IDE AN D SEEK IN STYLE
How you can wear it: “This simple velvet ho odie works on a dress. It’s best tole tit be the standout garment. Velvet introduce san element of luxury in sportswear. Team it with a play suit or style it with a beautiful po lo neck tee and make a strong statement ,” says designer Rahul M ishra. Who should wear it ?“It works for all age groups and body types provided you are confident enough ,” he says.
SLIP INTO A VELVET HOODIE AND BOOTS ING: ANMOL BHATIA, 22, FASHION & LIFESTYLE BLOGGER
Look: Velvet hoodie and boots How you can wear it: Says Rahul Mishra, “Style this oversized dress w ith a pair of jeans or pants for w ork, then just team it w ith boots for evening. Alternatively pair it w ith sneakers w ith embroidery and shimmer!” Who should wear it? “These days people are fit enough to carry it. It is not about your age, w eight or body type, fashion is all about feeling good about yourself,” he says.
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How you can wear it: “Warm velvet jackets go w ell w ith dresses during w inters and this embellished w rap and dress combo is a great look for New Year parties. Ensure the fabric is of high quality and the fit is good,” says Nachiket Barve. Who should wear it? “It w orks as a great over layer. But needs to be w orn in a w ay that doesn’t look bulky or dow dy. A younger person w ho is in shape can pull it off w ith panache,” he recommends.
JACKETS THAT ADD QUIRK ING: ABHISHEK PAATNI, 30, FASHION DESIGNER
Look: Velvet jacket with kurta and trousers How you can wear it: “This velvet jacket, trouser and kurta fusion works well for those looking for modern ways to wear velvet. It’s also a nice way to bring Indian elements into contemporary dressing,” recommends fashion designer Nachiket Barve. Who should wear it? “A certain style is needed to pull it off with aplomb – athletic body types and tall frames,” adds Nachiket.
Shyamliwears a hoodie and dress from Zaraand shoes from Koovs
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Here’s proof that velvet is hot this winter: Actor Anushka Sharma chose a velvet sari by Sabyasachi for her engagement to Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli last week...and boy, did she look gorgeous! CHOICE OF THE STARS A irection by Amit Malik...
Anmol wears an embroidered velvet jacket from Zara, dress is from H&M, rings and earrings from Ranakah Jewellery and shoes from Koovs
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Abhishek wears a velvet jacket and trousers from H&M, kurta from Zero and shoes from Forever 2 1