5 Ways to Wear Velvet

Add a slice of luxury to your wardrobe this season


Words by Joolie Collier
November 17th, 2016

Amp up your wardrobe this party season with the fabric du jour, velvet. Whether you opt for simple touches in the form of shoes and accessories or go head-to-toe in a sumptuous slip, make velvet your go-to this winter.

See how we’ll be styling the trend this season below.

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With the party season fast approaching velvet is the go to this autumn/winter. For a little extra try this tiered dress over velvet slip combo for a trés chic take on elegant day to evening, paired with a classic loafer for an even more authentic minimal Scandi take.

Dress, Theory at Brown Thomas; slip dress (worn as skirt), River Island; loafers, €550, Gucci at Net-a-Porter; earrings, €7.99, Parfois.




Ice blue for winter? Who would have thought it?! This velvet blazer brings so much on trend goodness and with a dash of colour it is a must-have this season. Dressed down with joggers and pared back even further with a slouchy tee, it’s a street style photographers dream!

Blazer, €89.95, Mango; top, model’s own; track pants, €39.99, H&M; trainers, €308, Joshua Sanders at Matches Fashion.




Velvet accessories are dominating our shopping carts right now. With so many worthy options for adding a touch of decadence to your look why not work from the ground up? These forest green block heels are the perfect foundation. Mixed with some deep, dark raw denim and all of us at maven46 HQ have got “the feels”.

Sweatshirt, €39.95, H&M; skirt, €380, Marques Almeida at Brown Thomas; heels, €42, Marks & Spencer.




The slip dress has become an innate part of our wardrobe and we thought it couldn’t possibly get any better, that was until we found this velvet number. A fashion editor’s dream! Push boundaries and take your layering to new levels of wonder with a ruffled tee underneath. Besleeve us, you won’t be sorry!

Top, €230, Victoria, Victoria Beckham at Brown Thomas; slip dress, €69.99, H&M; jeans, €39.99, H&M; pumps, €19.99, H&M.




Sandwich in a pop of colour this season. Pairing the perfect Sacai bomber with detailed embroidery and velvet accents against candy pink pleats is the best recipe to take you from office to after work drinks on the menu this season.

Jacket, €1877, Sacai at Brown Thomas; top, €121, Comme Des Garçons Play at Farfetch; skirt, €39.99, H&M; ankle boots, €21, Primark.

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