Velvet is one of the most beautiful and lush fabrics on the block. Whether used for the entire dress or used as a patch or embellishment, velvet instantly adds up to the glam factor and makes the dress go 'fab' from 'drab'. Velvet dresses usually lend an unsurpassed elegance and fetch you oodles of compliments. We have put together some style tips for your favorite velvet dress. Next time you wear it to an occasion, adopt these tips to enhance your look. Read on.
Velvet looks at its beautiful best when worn in dark colors. There are a whole host of dark colors available in this beautiful fabric and you can choose from black, red, emerald green, royal blue, purple, etc. The darkness of the color and the shine of the fabric make a dark velvet dress most adorable. Besides, a dark velvet dress gives the rich and festive look so we will advise you to opt for a dark colored velvet dress. However, if you are too keen to experiment with a light color in velvet than you can opt for an ivory colored dress in silk velvet. A gown of ivory color looks great in weddings and makes you look different in the crowd.
Your velvet dress looks best when you keep your shoes classic and elegant. The best way out is to pair them with plain black shoes, either in some shiny stuff or matte leather. Wearing black stilettos with a velvet dress will instantly glam up your look and will make you look more feminine and dressy. Another option which goes well with a velvet dress is slippers made from ruby embellishments. If you have one, flaunt them with your velvet dress.
The best jewelry pieces which effortlessly blend well with any velvet dress are gems - either extravagant or faux gems. The clunky stuff is a big no for velvet dresses. You can opt for a simple solitaire, a diamond bracelet or droplet earrings in pure white pearls. Don't go overboard with jewelry. Just wear one or maximum two key pieces. You can pair diamond earrings and bracelet or can go for pear earrings and ring. Keep your jewellery as icing on the cake and bring out the best of your dress.
Whether you want to carry a tote or a clutch with your velvet dress, remember to keep it classic and elegant. If you really need to carry a lot of stuff then only we will advise you to go for a tote bag otherwise sleek clutches look best with a velvet dress in a party or a formal gathering. Any clutch with little sequin work will look great with your dress and will add up as a small jeweled bag in your hands. You can carry your keys and other very important things in your clutch but try to keep it light in weight since you will have to carry it everywhere.
5. Other accessories
If you already have velvet dress and want to reuse it with a little makeover than you can go for a beautiful and delicate shrug on it. If your dress is off shoulder than matching it with a sheer shrug will instantly give it a new look. You can also go for a delicate belt made from toile. A broad belt made from toile with a wide bow will instantly give your dress the mermaid look, something dressy and classic.
If you want to keep your look wee bit casual than you can also go for faux fur collars and cuffs. They will look best if you wear them for a holiday party. When going out for sightseeing, you can wear your velvet dress with matching velvet leggings. It will not only cover you up, it will transform your dress to a more of causal and elegant dress.