Luxe & Lustrous Velvet

Velvet is a classic fabric that instantly gives off an air of elegance and can dress up even the simplest of outfits. Due to its costly production and thicker weave, velvet was historically associated with nobility and reserved for special occasions. While the fabric is more mainstream today, the best velvet dresses have become somewhat synonymous with fall fashion. Since it’s one of the only materials with the ability to lend warmth and elegance, it’s a go-to of the season.

While a velvet dress is a traditionally more refined style, modern interpretations play with textures, colours, and silhouettes and offer something for just about everyone. The lustrous texture of plush or royal velvet is one of the most traditional forms of the fabric, perfect for a gala or a fall wedding event. Given the thick, soft weave (and sometimes stretch) of the material, velvet dresses are also very comfortable to wear – especially if you go for a loose or a formfitting style.

So before you resolve that a velvet dress is too old-fashioned for you, consider these modern silhouettes that are serving up the same sophistication and glamour but with a cool and updated spin, making it simply the best choice for the upcoming wedding season.

Play around with modern cuts and edgy colours that are perfect for fall, and be on top of your fashion game this festive season. These intricately crafted embellishment details on these outfits are making sure top amp up the dresses for good.

Pair them up with traditional jewellery pieces, jhumkas and kundan neckpieces to make them more appropriate for the festive events.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair & Makeup: Nabila Salon
• Designer: Nimra Kashif
• Photography & Styling: Yasser Sadiq
• Model: Kiran Naz Ghazi