Velvet is having a major moment. The soft touch textile was a mainstay at the Fall 2016 shows, and was spotted on the Rochas, Balmain, and Alberta Ferretti runways (to name a few). The plush fabric made an appearance on pantsuits, tailored separates, and sleek silhouettes; while shoes, handbags, and belts also featured the rich material. However, there’s one effortless way to master the fabric of the season, and that’s by reaching for velvet dresses. Featuring slip designs and sophisticated shifts, this edit of soft silhouettes will have you ready for fall.
THE CROWN JEWELS
Think dresses in deep jewel shades such as azure, cranberry, and emerald to emphasize velvet’s regal allure. Take a page from Stella Maxwell’s style book and go monochrome with your accessories for a bold statement.
Embellished velvet midi dress
US $5,551; AED/SAR 20,390
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
Deep V velvet and lace midi dress
US $1,390; AED/SAR 5,105
US $660; AED/SAR 2,424
Floor length velvet dress
US $362; AED/SAR 1,330
SLIP INTO THIS
The slip dress makes a cold weather comeback in velvet. Layer over a fitted turtleneck for a sophisticated look, or mimic Gilda Ambrosio and pair with a sweatshirt for an understated approach.
BLACK VELVET (IF YOU PLEASE)
Update your little black dress edit with mini, midi, and A-line styles crafted from the luxe fabric. The sultry silhouette can be worn with pointed-toe ankle boots or elegant evening pumps.