A Merry Velvet Christmas

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Velvet—the world’s most sumptuous fabric—has taken hold of the fashion ranks. From Kate Hudson, who has just been spotted wearing the J Brand velvet flares, to model Jeanne Damas, who we’ve seen wearing a perfect velvet blouse and boyfriend jeans combo, this trend is skyrocketing.

Arriving in a shocking array of bright hues, velvet is no longer the fabric of dark, romantic, gothic evening-only clothes, but one to be mixed into the most vibrant street styler’s daytime wardrobes. You’ll find it used in everything from trouser suits to thigh-high boots.

And the good new is: one of this season’s most prolific trends shows no sign of stopping, making it the perfect statement of opulence for New Year’s Eve. This party season, layer a velvet statement coat over a satin slip, or let a ruched maxi-dress do the talking. Opt for fluid layers, dark draping and sporty silhouettes its day and night, casual and party. This 2017 velvet trend is here to stay.

My 2016 Christmas Outfit – Velvet Dress: Whistles / Boots: Stella McCartney:fullsizerender

Shop below my favourite velvet pieces to add to your New Year wardrobe: