Luxe & Lustrous Velvet

What’s the easiest way to get into the holiday spirit? A velvet dress, of course. The soft, moody pieces are the sartorial equivalent of all the festive preps rolled into one. When the invite to holiday dinners or parties calls for you to dress to impress, you can count on the glamorously cozy dresses to rise to the festive occasion.

Velvet is a classic fabric that instantly gives off an air of elegance and can dress up even the simplest of outfits. However, velvet has also received a bad rap being that it is one of the trickiest fabrics to wear. The velvet trend still going strong this fall and winter season, and you can incorporate velvet touches to your outfits.

More and more designers have been adding velvet outfits to their collections this year. If you’re unsure of how to wear velvet, then start off with a floor-length dress and add subtle accessories rather than giving yourself a dramatic touch.

Although velvet is usually synonymous with special occasions, think beyond formal wear. Try and wear velvet in an everyday look to add a glam touch to any outfit.

That being said, velvet also works well with classic wardrobe staples. While classic black velvet pieces are always a safe bet, don’t be afraid to try bold colours. There are tons of velvet pieces out there in beautiful jewel tones like emerald green, magenta, and royal blue that can make such a stylish impact. Since velvet is a visually heavy fabric, pair it with more delicate fabrics for balance.

We especially love how velvet looks with satin, silk and lace. Embellishments and embroideries can elevate the velvet dress so beautifully. Pair them extravagant dresses with statement jewellery pieces and clutches to complete the look.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair & Makeup: Nabila Salon
• Designer: Nimra Kashif
• Photography & Styling: Hasan Habib Hashimi
• Featuring: Sadaf Kanwal