Catwalk comeback feels just great
IT’S a velvet goldmine! The luxurious texture was a once again a firm favourite on the autumn winter runways.
Velvet made a comeback on the catwalks a couple of seasons ago after years of oblivion, top fashion houses Alexander Wang and Oscar de la Renta both paraded models in stunning velvet creations in deep dark shades.
Bottega Veneta and Prabal Gurung injected their velvet pieces with bright vibrant hues.
Shimmering metallics were seen at Dennis Basso and Brock Collection.
Celebrities have also embraced the trend and supermodels Stella Maxwell and Rosie Huntingtonwhiteley wore both snapped in blue velvet dresses while out and about in New York recently.
Rosie turned heads at NYFW in a baby blue dress by Monse for the Oscar de la Renta show, while Stella, whose parents are Irish, opted for a midnight blue mini dress.
Get Stella’s look for less with H&M’S gorgeous crushed velvet dress, a steal at just €49.99 for the catwalk tone.
If you are looking for a Christmas party dress to wear also year-round, we suggest & Other Stories’ wrap dress €79 which can be worn on its own or teamed with a polo-neck for a chic daytime look.
Winter wedding on the cards? Topshop’s pretty pink belted midi dress is a show-stopper and looks far more expensive than it actually is.
Meanwhile, Zara’s Saint Laurent-inspired 80s velvet black mini dress is sure to be a hit with fashion fans.
CRUSH IT Crushed velvet dress €49.99, H&M. Right, Stella Maxwell
Bottega Veneta AW18
Alexander Wang AW18
WHAT A BELTER Velvet belted midi dress €34, Top Shop
IT’S A WRAP Crushed velvet wrap dress €79, & Other Stories
Gabriela Hearst AW18
Prabal Gurung AW18
Velvet dress details €49.95, Zara