¿How to Use Velvet? Do’s & Don’ts
May 18, 2017 7:42 am
Good morning everyone! Are you a velvet lover? I know I certainly am, and this season it’s become one of THE trends #70sAreBack #ItIsEverywhere. Yes, velvet has a shiny and cool texture, it looks quite sophisticated, super soft and quite warm, but not everything is unicorns and rainbows. It isn’t the most forgiving of fabrics and if you don’t use it well, it will widen your lovely bod and glue itself to show each and every possible flaw. Here are some tips to make it work for you and look fabulous in it.
- Wear it Loose
As I said, if it has a skinny fit, it will show every single possible flaw, it’s best to wear it with loose and baggy pieces such as kimonos, blazers, coats, jackets and if you want to wear it with pants or dresses, make sure that they are tight were they have to be (like the waist for example) but that they have flair and are not gonna make you look lumpy.
- Wear Dark Colours
Technically I’m not following this tip myself with the kimono (can you blame me? This colour is just gorge!, but since it is a loose kimono is not a big deal. When wearing velvet clothes with a skinny fit it is best to wear it in darken colors to elongate your figure and hide the lumps of the fabric. I am wearing a dark burgundy colour in my choker though, if it wear a light color it would cut my neck and make it look wider. Remember… it’s all an illusion and darker colors are always more forgiving.
- Don’t Go Overboard
Do not wear more that one or two pieces in one look, it would be too much. Remember velvet it’s quite shiny and it will get people’s attention as a statement, have too many pieces and it will look more costumy than fashionable.
- Wear it in Accessories
This is the easiest way to wear it without having to worry of doing it wrong. Velvet chokers, handbags or shoes can give our look that luxury touch without having to worry about the fit.
- Careful with those Spots
Velvet is kind of a b*%$& when it comes to laundry and don’t ever in a million years rub it or you will wreck it forever. Just remove the excess of liquid with a piece of paper and let it absorb (no rubbing) and take it to the dry cleaners.
What did you think of the tips? I simply adore this look! The combination of colors and texture is everything. I am so into velvet right now and it’s your turn to make it work for you with all these great do’s and don’ts. Let me know in the comments below how you would wear it and if you’ve already got a favorite velvet piece in your closet ready to be put to the test this season. Kisses, my babies.