The sound of champagne and whisky glasses, plunging necklines, jewelry, gorgeous satin dresses and velvet dresses, glittery knickers, bare legs, big bold heels… welcome to the most glamorous time of the year. As the Christmas and the holiday season approaches, we must get ready for the busiest party time of the year.
So how are we going to dress up for the parties these years? I personally adore glam-retro styles. The 70s, with their velvets, jumpsuits, big hair and sequins are a massive trend at this time. You will do no wrong by going all velvet this year, and fashion-wise, you will be looking at your best. In fact, you can wear a velvet dress for virtually any occasion, so it makes sense to invest in a good velvet bodysuit before the holidaying and partying picks up.
The Beautiful Velvet Fabric
Velvet is a sumptuous luxury viscose or cotton cloth that features a cut pile. It is extremely soft to the touch and looks magnificent. Thanks to its complex production process and superior physical properties, the fabric has always been attributed to nobility or royalty, and it was indeed very costly, till the time mass production brought down the price by a great deal.
To this day, velvet is associated with glamour. In fact, the fabric is regarded very highly by almost everyone, and that is why, you will often see velvet in catwalks. It’s also very popular with the fashion designers as well. Many designers create jackets, skirts, trousers, evening dresses, and more using the velvet fabric.
Velvet and Silk
Velvet is usually “smooth as silk” in appearance at least, and to be frank, the fabric can also include silk, and sometimes, large portions of elastene as well for the stretch effect. Its natural fibers make it so comfortable to wear. Plus, velvet is also known for its soft drape, natural sheen, and its durability.
There are velvet fabrics that differ in character and feel, cotton velvet, silk and viscose velvet, crushed velvet, stretch velvet, and velvet devore among others.
You can wear velvet during the day, in street style, or otherwise, and experiment in many ways too. For instance, you can pair it with crepe de chine, chiffon, printed or plain silk satin, and match with lighter textures, but velvet outfits are probably the most popular as party dresses. Here are some ways to wear velvet for a party. Check them out.
Velvet Bodysuits for Winter Parties
There are good reasons why velvet has become popular for party dressing. It is shiny and glitzy. But that’s not the only reason. Velvet offers the same fuss-free design and sleek silhouette like other bodysuits, but they are more plush and soft, so even the going-out outfit is going to feel real cozy. This woven and tufted fabric gives you a distinct soft feel as the cut threads are distributed evenly. This is what makes velvet so comfortable to wear, and gives rise to the saying “smooth as velvet”.
There are plenty of styling options too with velvet. For instance, you can wear a high-waisted mini, with black skinnies, a skin-baring dress with a plunging back or spaghetti straps, something that covers you up more, or a look from the 90s. You may even wear many wide-leg trousers with your velvet party outfit to office.
I buy my velvet fabrics from the Tissura online shop. You can choose from the finest velvet material here, and I can say, you won’t be disappointed.
Here Are Some Velvet Outfit Ideas You Can Try
This can be the perfect outfit for a casual party with friends. The voluminous sleeves of this dress balances out the plunging front. Delicate pleats give it a romantic look, and its deep v-neckline can make you look irresistible at the party.
Stretch Velvet Bodysuit
Here is a black stretch velvet bodysuit that takes inspiration from the novel 90s. However, a more modern silhouette in long sleeve makes this an updated version and ready to wear for the fall and winter indoor parties. You can wear this dress with a light wash high-waisted jeans to show off a vintage edge.
Black Velvet Party Dress
Add night glamour to your look with a black velvet outfit for the party. You can either show off skin with this dress, or wear your statement neckpiece with this. You may even wear with thigh high boots if your dress is slightly shorter in length. Here’s an outfit that will give off racy retro vibes.
Seductive Velvet Outfit
Show off your wild side for late-night events by dressing seductively. You can even add a fur coat, but don’t forget to accessorize adequately for the party.
Velvet with Denim
If it’s a casual party, may be just a night out with your friends, then you can combine velvet with denim in so many ways and look fabulous. For instance, you may always wear a denim shirt below your black velvet blazer to showcase a street chic style, which is going to look perfect. Or if you don’t want to be over the top, then a red or maroon velvet shirt tucked into your denim could do the trick. You will look ready for a party in this outfit, but you won’t still look over the top.
Make sure to wear the right footwear. For instance, a leopard print flat pointed shoe will go well with a black velvet dress. The combo will make you look hot. Similarly, consider the accessories you want to carry with your velvet outfit as well.