Velvet is back in fashion, and how! This year, we have seen men and women wear this fabric in so many ways, both casually and in even in formal ways that it is almost mind boggling. The designers too have been very creative with their work. The velvet trend, in fact, is so strong that it does not seem like a passing thing. Yes, to me at least, the velvet trend seems to be staying for some time at least.
Before we look at the velvet trends of 2017, let’s find out more about more about this beautiful and fashionable fabric.
The Velvet Fabric
Velvet is a woven tufted fabric where the cut threads are distributed evenly. It gets the distinctive soft feel from the short dense pile. Velvet is often associated with nobility because of its appearance, softness, and high production cost. A special loom is needed to weave two thicknesses of the material, which are then cut apart for creating the pile effect. The complicated production process made it costly before the arrival of industrial power looms.
Many fibers can be used to make velvet, such as, wool, mohair, and linen, but traditionally, silk has been the most popular. Now, however, rayon is also used. Cotton is sometimes used too, but the fabric you get is less luxurious.
Cairo used to be the largest market of velvet once, but now the western world has taken that position. The best quality velvet fabrics are now made by famous European brands like Bouton-Renaud, Pontoglio, Jakob Schlaepfer, and Redaelli.
Top Velvet Trends 2017
Here are some of the latest fashion trends for velvet. Do take a look.
The Extravagant Look:
This bold red off shoulder dress is sure to look extremely extravagant. You will surely look a stunner in this outfit. I like the finishing of the dress and that slit in the front is just fantastic. This will certainly give you that celebrity look which many women long for. I am obviously going to give a nod to it.
Casual Yet Sophisticated:
I am quite fond of this shade of green. This can be the perfect casual outfit, but you will still look elegant in this dress. I love how well the denim shorts are looking with the velvet top. And not just the classic blue denim, even black shorts can look good with the top. I also like the funky belt and those silver earrings.
Velvet not only looks good, but is very comfortable to wear as well. You can shop for velvet fabrics at the Tissura online store.
The Unique Combo:
The denim and velvet combo seems to be very strong in 2017. For instance, here’s an unconventional look that may take you by surprise. You may not want to pair your velvet pants with your denim shirt. But you can actually slay it – just feel like you own the outfit. Wear it with confidence and you will be bound to get sorted.
Hot Red Bottoms and Blazer:
Velvet has traditionally been blue. This year, it’s the bang opposite – hot red. Check out this combination of red bottoms, white top and a dapper black blazer. And those amazing sunglasses have added some more glam to the outfit. Accessorize with a red hand bag. The blazer adds a nice contrast to this dress.
Color Me Blue:
I love wearing single colored jump suits. And that is why I have picked this look. It is the classic blue velvet dress, but with a new twist that makes it more modern and look so much better. The best thing about this jump suit is the attached belt. You can even wear subtle earrings with it to define the look even more.
Long Velvet Shrug:
You will want one of these velvet front open coats for your wardrobe, surely. It’s trendy, cool, and very fashionable. The minimal embellishments on it look extremely pretty as well. A black body top and skinny pant will match the best with this.
Keep Up With the Maxi Dress:
Being an avid fashion lover, I always try to follow the ongoing trends. Therefore, I think that velvet maxi dresses are a must try. A front covered turquoise green velvet dress looks exquisite with oversized glares. A wine dress with a slit and a deep neck also looks stunning.
Velvet in 2018
According to Lindsey Bennett, the lead designer of Azazie, the velvet trend is going to continue way past 2017 and into 2018, and perhaps for longer. What is more, Lindsey feels velvet isn’t going to be restricted just during the cold weather months as well. We could see softer neutral velvet blazers in the 2018 spring, and even camis and stretch velvet slip dresses. The heavier fabric will look modern when lighter colors are incorporated into classic summer pieces.
Cozy corduroy, which is a textured form of velvet, is also making a comeback already, and we might see more of this in 2018. It can be a great transition wear between the weekend and dressing for work.
Velvet for Home Décor
Here’s something that may take you by surprise.
Did you know that velvet and also brass are making their presence felt in homes across the world? With velvet, you can certainly make a bold statement. Red wallpaper and red lacquered walls are making their mark already. The fabric is also being increasingly used in pillows, sofas, ceramic lamps, and even rugs or runners. Red velvet and even blue can be powerful colors that can completely transform the look of any room. Its adds a touch of class to the room. What’s best is that, velvet can go well with both modern and traditional décor.