Velvet has become a staple in the last decade, everyone on the streets is wearing it as well as those on the catwalk. Fashion simply wouldn’t be where it is today if velvet didn’t exist. From a cute, velvet belt on your romper to a stunning velvet top with fancy embellishments. The world of velvet is infinite to those who love to experience new things and come out of their fashion comfort zone.

Velvet dresses are definitely pieces we love here at Lush Clothing, they’re elegant and sophisticated but also edgy. If you’re the kind of girl that doesn’t like trying new things and would rather stick to what you know, then you should try looking at velvet as it is always an easy alternative to other materials. A pretty velvet dress should be a staple in any fashionista’s wardrobe, so if yours is missing one then you should consider taking look at some of the styles that would suit you.

We’ve compiled a list of the best styles of velvet dresses you can own this winter, for those of you who want to add some sass and class to your wardrobe. For those who need a complete restyle, don’t worry, we’ve all been there! Take a look through our list, decide which dresses look like your style, add them to your basket, then wait for them to arrive! There is nothing that says winter style quite like a beautiful velvet dress—you simply cannot go wrong.

Swoon Over Maroon

There is no better winter color than maroon, it’s dark and mysterious, but leaves nothing to the imagination. We need fashion that is versatile and can be worn season after season. After all, you don’t want to be buying a new wardrobe 4 times a year whenever the seasons change! Maroon works even during those summer nights when it’s hot.

The best thing about velvet mini dresses is that they can be worn throughout the year by adding accessories such as tights and a jacket, or a straw hat and some flats. You might want to try long-sleeved or maybe having thin straps is more your thing, it doesn’t matter as long as you’re rocking that perfect maroon dress! We would suggest this color if you’re going on a fancy date or out for cocktails with your friends. However, no matter what occasion you want to wear a maroon velvet dress for, you can be sure that you’ll be following the catwalk trends and looking the best you possibly can. If you’re feeling more adventurous you could even try a maroon velvet bodysuit, they’re a lot more casual and wearable than the classic dress and can be paired with jeans for that super casual, shopping day or even a skater skirt, if you’re wanting to look like you’ve made a huge effort!

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Black is Back

It’s not only important to wear what suits you, but you have to accessorize right, which means adding colors or jewelry which go with your outfit. The perfect fit for all those fashionable velvet dresses is our trusty old friend, black. As a color, black goes with so many looks and can add formality to any outfit, which means you won’t be worrying about your formal office look anymore. Whether you try a black blazer or a silky shoulder wrap, velvet dresses and bold, black accessories go together perfectly. If you’re feeling even more adventurous or you don’t really like the look of a velvet dress, then you could always look at changing up your style by wearing a velvet skirt and mesh black crop top. Long sleeves are totally in right now too, so if your outfit looks good with them then make sure you rock it. We would suggest wearing your favorite pair of black heels with any of these looks, simply because they were made for nights out. If you’re not the biggest heel wearer then you could try some wedges or a nice pair of ballet flats. Whatever you decide, just make sure you’re rocking the look and the compliments will come streaming in this winter!

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Ditch the Velvet Dresses for Something New

If velvet mini dresses aren’t really your forte then another piece of clothing like a skirt or romper might be more of your thing. You can make it as formal or as casual as you wish, and you don’t have to wear heels with it either. Velvet is such a versatile material that it can be worn all the time, especially if you want to look pretty. You might be into patterns like flowers or animal prints, or maybe you just want to look extra edgy to that rock concert. Velvet tops are another style of street fashion any diva should be willing to explore. Fashion really does represent freedom, which means whatever you love, you can totally rock it! Don’t be ashamed to explore all your options, even during those frosty winter days. There are so many styles of velvet tops and rompers that you’re sure to always find something perfect for you.

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3 Style Tips for When You’re Rocking Velvet

Sometimes we get so caught up in the fashion world of what to wear, we forget the important styling elements that complete an outfit that is perfect for you! We think these style tips might help you achieve your perfect look without too much hassle…

  • • Always take a clutch, especially for those nights out when you’re wanting to drink endless cocktails with your girls and you want all your belongings to stay close and safe. Whether it’s one with a strap or one that you just carry, you’ll thank us when your phone and lipstick make it home with you!
  • • Get your jacket on during the colder months! You might have warm blood, but velvet mini dresses don’t provide a lot of cold protection which means you’ve got to layer up. Make sure your jacket is stylish enough to suit the velvet outfit you’ve chosen and then you’re ready to go.
  • • Accessorize! Nothing could make your outfit look any better than adding a pretty little necklace or a watch to it, which means you need to accessorize. When you add a special piece of jewelry and your favourite shoes, you’re sure to look amazing and radiate a lot of confidence!

We hope this style guide has helped you decide what your favorite dresses for women are, what might suit you, and how to add even more style to your outfit. Remember, whatever your fashion sense is, everyone looks great in velvet!