THE VELVET FROCK
From Valentino to Rochas, if the AW16 shows had one common thread, it was velvet. Trouser suits and tops made an impression, but it was the dresses that took centre stage. Undoubtedly the fabric of the season, resistance is futile!
DO: Mix your textures. Wear velvet slips over thin roll necks or crisp white shirts, then finish with a leather biker for a tougher take on the romantic trend. DON’T: Be afraid of colour. Experiment with blush pink and olive green. Of course, there’s always navy on offer…
DO: Double dose and accessorise with velvet accessories for maximum impact.
Dress, £45 Top, £26 Shoes, £32 all Dorothy Perkins
New Look 19.99 Topshop 58