A/W 2010 Trend: Velvet

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If you cast your minds back to New York Fashion Week, you may remember seeing a voluptuous trend regularly appearing. Ralph Lauren and Georgio Armani were just two big names that featured the trend but it was Antonio Beradi’s Fall 2010 catwalk show that featured an array of gorgeous wine coloured dresses in a material so soft and gorgeous, that it was bound to make an appearance on the high-street a few months later.

If you hadn’t guessed, we’re talking about Velvet. The current hot fashion trend of Autumn/Winter 2010 radiates sophistication and glamour into otherwise dull outfits. Velvet is perfect for playing with outfit proportions and gives a air of class and elegance to your wardrobe.

Swap leather for these Velvet High-Waisted Shorts, £36, from Topshop. Replacing the trendy leather shorts with a velvet alternative means that you’ll not only be kept warmer, but they work better with a variety of tights and tops. Add a pair of wedge booties and you’ve got the perfect party outfit.

With the party season coming up, velvet party dresses are a must have. The Oasis One Shoulder Dress, £75, from ASOS has a flattering cinched in waist and subtle detail with the puff draped single sleeve. Many people won’t think to try the velvet trend this season, so you’ll definitely stand out from the crowd.

To create a stylish, yet professional look, a velvet blazer is a great alternative to the usual boring materials. The Sparkle and Fade Open Velvet Blazer, £60, from Urban Outfitters could also be used as an everyday piece of outwear on chilly evenings.

Of course, Velvet is not for everyone but we think you should be daring and brave and pick up at least one velvet item for your wardrobe for this season. Even small velvet accessories such as clutch bags, hair pins and leggings can update and glamorise your look.

*Image courtesy of FashionMagazine, Topshop, ASOS

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