The trend you were in love with last season (and every winter, really) is officially making its grand return—velvet.
At some point in recent years, the luxe fabric went from being your grandma's favourite to permeating the wardrobes of style icons. This season, we're expecting to see the velvet trend take on a slightly new persona, one that's a little less OTT than seasons past.
Ready to see the winter trend in action...again? Here are some of our favourite pieces for the upcoming cold weather:
1) Velvet shoes
What feels freshest about velvet this time around is the idea of wearing it well before the holiday party circuit gets going — and doing it in the day time too. And what better way to do it than with just a hint of velvet?
Pair 'em with silk pieces or distressed denim and look instantly high fashion. Plus it's perfect for the weather right now when it's not too hot or not too cold; this way, you can rock a little bit of velvet without breaking a sweat.
2) A wrap kameez
Comfortable like a robe yet stylish enough to be worn out of the house, we love this piece by Ayesha Somaya in particular.
3) A velvet kaftan
Since Misha Lakhani made one a must have a couple of years ago, many designers have experimented with the slinky silhouette.
This sultry black Zainab Salman number hit all the right notes in our books!
4) A laser cut velvet kurta
Maheen Ghani Taseer always has her finger on the pulse of what's hot and she's taken this trend to a whole other level by incorporating laser cut details.
Oooh we're really digging those sleeves!
5) A velvet blazer
Ever wanted to suit up at a wedding? Now's your chance.
Switch up the regular lehenga choli combo with a velvet blazer!
6) A velvet coat
All hail to the season's answer to texture.
This sleeveless teal long piece by Samah and Hamayal caught our eye, not to mention that mixing the fabric with timeless black or navy is a foolproof option.
7) A velvet crop top
Rule # 1 when it comes to rocking velvet: less is more.
Don't drown yourself in it. Instead pair a crop top with palazzos or black pants for a simple but on-trend look.
8) A shawl
Instantly jazz up any outfit this wedding season with a velvet shawl or dupatta; keep the colours rich and deep and pair with gold accents for maximum impact.
Pssst be sure to get a workout in beforehand - these babies ain't light!