Believe it or not, velvet isn’t actually a fabric, but a weave. It can be made of cotton, silk, wool, or even polyester — and its price varies depending on what it’s actually made of. It can be easy to clean — again, based on what it’s made of — and comes in a variety of colors, making it a fashion mainstay among designers and buyers alike. Now more than ever, we’re looking for comfortable clothes that feel great, another reason velvet is hot in fashion.
VELVET IN READY-TO-WEAR
From dresses to blouses to jumpsuits and ties, we are seeing velvet everywhere (even in shoes).
VELVET IN WEDDING FASHION
And not surprisingly, velvet has crossed over to bridal fashions too. There have been touches of velvet in bridal gowns for years, just as there has been in ready to wear, but here we show you some recent wedding fashion finds. Whether in velvet head-to-toe or just as a detail, velvet is hot in fashion for weddings, especially in colder months.
BHLDN has taken on the velvet fashion trend with a variety of options that are rich and luxurious.
Blush Mark also has beautiful velvet options.
Berta’s new Privee No. 5 Collection has sexy gowns with velvet details, such as velvet dots that are feminine and sweet.
If you love velvet but prefer it more for your décor than to wear it, check out our look at velvet for your home and your wedding. We look at home décor options and even ways to incorporate this look into your wedding furnishings through rentals.
All images courtesy of vendors
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