Thanks to designers and fashion houses such as Nili Lotan, Suno, Nº21, Tibi, Derek Lam and Valentino, an array of slinky satin skirts and dresses, pyjama style trousers, sexy camisoles, rich, velvet loafers and slip dresses can be worn all year long –affirming velvet and satin dressing can seduce from the boudoir, to the office, to evening galas and everything in between.
Flounces of fluid satin lends itself to sophisticated daywear when worn with casual slides, while traditionally evening party-skewed dark velvet can be drenched in daylight when paired with daytime-friendly sneakers and boots.
So whether for jovial or serious sartorial pursuits, one must simply commit to these plush textures. The simplest and most fun way to wear these fabrics without feeling extremely cloaked in their innate opulence is by incorporating an unusual flair to the sumptuously elegant pieces. Throw over a biker jacket on a velvet slip midi dress, or effortlessly pair a satin maxi skirt with a basic white tee. For just a touch of texture, step into satin or velvet footwear. Knotted satin flat sandals, velvet ankle boots, loafers and mules will instantly inject richness and interesting contrasts to staple items such as denim and leather skirts, or the go-to combo of jeans and a simple tee.