10 Ways To Wear Fall’s Fave Trend, Velvet, In Less Than Rs 5000
Looks like the fashion fraternity is never going to give up on the potential of the 90s. Which is why we’ve seen a resurgence of sorts when it comes to the trends of that circa. First, it was the choker that made way as 2016s most-wanted jewellery fad. Post which, the Fall 2016 runway gave way to another trend that was once deemed gaudy but is now a wardrobe favourite. I’m talking about velvet — now touted as this season’s biggest trend. Luxe, trendy, and comfortable given the drop in temperature, what more can you ask for when it comes to fabrics. IMO velvet is undoubtedly the best thing that’s happened in 2016.
Not only was this fabric a runway favourite across designer labels (Derek Lam, Prada, Stella McCartney, Etro, Gucci, just to name a few), it was also seen in every element of the ensemble — bags, shoes, jewellery, and most importantly outfits. After renditions on the runway, A-listers gave this fad their stamp of approval, with stunners like Cara Delevingne, Elizabeth Olsen, Alexa Chung, Rihanna, among other popular faces giving velvet a try.
I have to say that velvet can be an intimidating trend to try. Also, come to think of it, head-to-toe velvet is a thing for the fashionably edgy. Nonetheless, there’s no need to doubt your sartorial capabilities or give this trend a miss this season. If you’re not someone who is willing to wear a velvet jumpsuit with a pair of velvet ankle boots, try something simpler. Team up a body suit in the fabric with your favourite denims. You can also wear a velvet choker as an accessory with your favourite plunging neckline dress or hold a velvet clutch as opposed to your regular one. Whatever your take on this uber-stylish fabric is, I’ve got some help for you. Take a look at these 10 stunning picks from across e-stores — all under Rs 5000 — for your velvet fix. From dresses to bags and even kicks for all you sneakerheads, I’ve got something for everyone. Shop on!
Image (Runway) Credit: Vogue