Continuing the Casual Glamour conversation, the best way to wear velvet is 1970’s style; as dressed-up daywear. Giovanna Battaglia sets the tone with her velvet blazer, bright accessories and kick-flare jeans. And I’ve recently rediscovered one of my poshest, posh sweatshirts, again. Blimey, this photo is four-years-old, wish my face had retained the same, lush quality as the velvet:
The word velvet comes from Latin vellum (or fleece) and the best version has always, historically, been made from silk. Though obviously that comes at a price; Toast has a selection of lovely velvet-y items in a silk viscose mix (available HERE) including a wonderful silk velvet kimono gown that’s just asking to be worn outdoors, and a Pull-On-And-Go tee, that I’d pair with black jeans and Whistles’ velvet trainers.
Should you want to swing your pants, & Other Stories has black velvet culottes that could ‘cut a rug’ on the dancefloor. While Boden’s velvet trouser suit (in burgundy, cotton elastane: jacket HERE, trousers HERE. And navy, HERE) or stretch velvet jeans bring a little chic to the fleece factor.
Has anyone checked out M&S’ velvet offering? At the press day, the eye-catching pink velvet trouser suit was highly-flammable-looking (I’ve just checked and it’s a flush-tastic 100% polyester). Must make an effort to actually visit a store soon, the Bordeaux velvet jacket doesn’t look bad and comes in a cooler, silk viscose mix (available HERE). Just add stretch, black pants and velvet ballet pumps:
And, one of the best ways to wear velvet…
Here’s a, um, velvet goldmine: