From the renaissance courts to ancient Arabic kingdoms, velvet has long been a fabric of luxury. Thick piles and sumptuous flocks give your wardrobe some added splendour, and velvet dresses sit at the heart of the luxe reign, taking the regular dress to new levels of lavishness.
Velvet dresses all night long
Velvet will definitely give your evening wear some added glam, so look to our velvet dresses for plenty of pretty picks for this season. The catwalk is all about the opulent luxe trend, so go for full-on fancy with a long sleeved velvet dress. Wear it with rose gold jewellery and metallic heels for extra dazzle. A-line velvet dresses offer the perfect blend of grown-up and girly. Play with the look even further and wear yours with a cute pair of mary jane shoes and finish the look with a glamorous faux fur jacket.
Days in velvet dresses
Velvet doesn't have to be limited to special occasions. Dress down our velvet dresses for a high fashion alternative to casual daywear. Pick a shift dress style to wear to work, and pair it with ballet flats and a suit jacket to tone it down. Swap your flats for heels in the evening to take the outfit from the office to dinner. Look to velvet embellishments and velvet panels for a more subtle take on the trend. Wear a velvet panelled vest dress with a pair of retro adidas Stan Smith trainers for an uber-casual streetwear vibe, or choose a loose fit velvet tunic to wear with slider sandals in the summer.