Velvet party dress for this party season!
When it comes to party dress, you think cotton, satin or synthetic. Ever gave velvet a thought? No? Well, do it now then! It might sound a little too unconventional initially, but that is its USP, right? Velvet itself is such a fabric that has a shine of its own; it thus makes you party-ready even without add-ons such as sparkly fingernails or shiny pumps. A velvet dress keeps the shimmer-meter just perfect!
Rich and sumptuous, velvet has always enjoyed a royal appeal. Though it had been pricey once, they are now readily available at affordable prices. Never mind the runways, velvet dresses will not quite really be out of fashion. Be it a girly fit-and-flare dress or a bodycon style short dress, velvet does bring out your jazzier side as a party attire, and how! Though popular trends might lead you to believe that black, emerald, royal or ruby are the only “safe” colours with velvet, you can break the monotony by trying softer, more feminine colours to make a style statement. Having said that, there’s no denying the fact that a classic LBD (little black dress) in velvet is a timeless possession. Go for a well-fitted, fuss-free one and it is going to define perfection in your winter cocktail parties.
For the ones that want to flaunt even more drama on their party dress, you can choose one with texturized patterns on it, known as the burnout effect on velvet. It is the perfect union of sensuality with rich taste, which will keep all eyes on you alone. And what’s best? This time of the year is the right one to try this out!
Nothing spells winter/holidays better than a velvet dress. This however might be a disadvantage as it is not a very wearable option throughout the year; but then, who cares? As the year draws to an end and everyone everywhere is gearing up to party hard amidst chill in the air, slip into a velvet dress and you’re sure to warm up the aura! However, its simplicity and sophistication must not be tampered with, with excessive accessorizing. The look should be classy and understated, with the lustre of velvet doing all the talking. Be it a solid velvet dress, or one with frills and lace, a jacquard one or a printed one, the glow and grace of a velvet dress is unmatched!
Velvet being its own show, shoes or jewelleries should not be allowed to upstage it. A simple pair of black heels is just what you need. Since you would want the velvet dress itself to be the centre of attraction, let your jewellery be nothing more than the frosting on the cake. Give the clunky stuff some rest, and be done with a simple solitaire, a diamond bracelet, and a set of drop earrings. Since the dress itself is glitzy, give the bling a miss. However, if you’re more of a whimsical dresser, you can glam it up further, by adding a toile ribbon or any other sheer material as belt. Even a satin ribbon in contrasting colour can lend a touch of playfulness to the otherwise graceful look. If you’re in an experimental mood, you can even dress it up with a lace or faux fur collar.
This holiday season, make sure you keep a velvet party dress in your must-wear list; you won’t be able to take your eyes off the mirror!