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Velvet Obsession

With its gleaming finish and natural opulence, velvet makes any ensemble shine. As rich, luxe and romantic as the fabric itself, so are the tops, skirts and slip dresses many designers are offering this season.

derek lam 10 crosby SALONI - Tina Boat-Neck Open Back Velvet Floral Midi Dress
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Velvet Obsession

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With its gleaming finish and natural opulence, velvet makes any ensemble shine. As rich, luxe and romantic as the fabric itself, so are the tops, skirts and slip dresses many designers are offering this season.

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Slip Dresses

An item as basic as a slip dress is elevated to royal status by way of velvet. Its tactile delicateness lends a romantic touch –a heavy dose of femininity that can be amplified with floral-printed velvet and elegant trimmings, or muted with a casual jacket or a pair of white sneakers.

derek lam 10 crosby

Slip Dresses

An item as basic as a slip dress is elevated to royal status by way of velvet. Its tactile delicateness lends a romantic touch –a heavy dose of femininity that can be amplified with floral-printed velvet and elegant trimmings, or muted with a casual jacket or a pair of white sneakers.

RED VALENTINO - Star Lace T-Shirt BOUTIQUE MOSCHINO - High Neck Floral BlouseSALONI - Kirsten High-Rise Side Slit Belted Velvet Skirt

Slit Pencil Skirts

Work wardrobe can undergo its very own renaissance by pledging allegiance to the sartorial power of velvet. Trade cotton trousers with a statement-making velvet pencil skirt, pair with mules, loafers or pumps and you’re all set with a look that can take you from the boardroom to a bar.

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Slit Pencil Skirts

Work wardrobe can undergo its very own renaissance by pledging allegiance to the sartorial power of velvet. Trade cotton trousers with a statement-making velvet pencil skirt, pair with mules, loafers or pumps and you’re all set with a look that can take you from the boardroom to a bar.

derek lam 10 crosby RED VALENTINO - Sheer Lace Tie Neck Velvet Mini Dress

Mini Dresses

A little black dress is anything but basic when given the velvet treatment. Pair it with stilettos or boots, or play with textures by throwing over an edgy moto jacket.

The simplest cuts and silhouettes become elevated to elegant pieces, courtesy of the naturally rich and opulent velvet fabric. And thanks to labels such as Saloni, Red Valentino, A.L.C. and No.21, blouses, dresses and skirts become strong statement pieces that will surely make the cooler months to come, a truly fashionable season.

Eyelet Lace Detail

Mini Dresses

A little black dress is anything but basic when given the velvet treatment. Pair it with stilettos or boots, or play with textures by throwing over an edgy moto jacket.

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