Velvet’s Back, and it’s a BFDFebruary 27, 2016 9:59 pm
Remember when Hillary lost the 2008 primaries to Obama, and Democrats were like “don’t worry, guys. She’ll be back,” and they waited for her redemption for the next eight years with unwavering confidence?
Such were my feelings about crushed velvet.
The last time velvet had a moment, my freedom of wardrobe expression was limited. I was probably about seven, and had I been given a choice I would have rocked a velvet leotard and tulle skirts on the daily. Alas, apart from ballet lessons and Christmas, my indulgences were far and few between. By the time I had claimed control over my closet, the trend had come and gone.
But I knew it would be back.
At first, the people tried to fight it. But…it’s so 90s, they cried. I’ll look like a less chic Cher Horowitz, they argued.
Shut up, said Gucci.
Velvet has been given new life in the form of ultra lux stacked heel booties by Dolce & Gabbana and insanely flattering tailored pants from Sonia Rykiel. Tom Ford took on velvet sneakers, because of course he did, and naturally they make all other sneakers look like sad rental bowling shoes. Plush, rich, and surprisingly versatile, velvet gives an opulent upgrade to every look. And it’s actually warm. Talk about a winter style win.
Yes, velvet has made a Karl Lagerfeld-esque comeback, and suddenly all the haters are biting their tongues. Need some inspiration before you get in on the action? I got you.Сomments аrchive