Now That It's Cold, This Is the Only Fabric I Want Against My Skin

by Olivia Lidbury

If you've held on to your velvet pieces from last year, then good news: It's set to be big again this autumn too. However, if you haven't already invested, we can imagine you're wondering how to wear velvet on the regular. We can be all too quick to associate it with Christmas party dressing and goth subcultures, but it's genuinely enjoying something of a casual revolution.

Luxury brands like Valentino, Sonia Rykiel and Erdem are just a handful of the big names that reconsidered the textile for daywear, often in refreshingly bright colourways such as canary yellow and fuchsia pink. Not to mention there are tonnes of velvet boots, bags and shoes on the high street available right now.

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So how do you take something that's strongly embedded in evening wear and make it suitable for daylight hours? First, keeping an open mind and parking everything you think you know about velvet is a good place to start. We've scrutinised some of the world's chicest women to decode velvet's rebirth—because there is no shortage of girls who have already gotten on board.

Scroll through the gallery below for styling inspiration on how to wear velvet and where to buy this season's most luxe pieces.

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