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We’re Still Crushing on Velvet

Sartorial snazziness

So long, loungewear, bye bye, baggies. After a stretch of lockdowns, it’s time to up the style ante for 2022. Velvet fashion is trending, so invest in rich textural pieces that ooze glamour; think bodycon dresses and sharp velvet blazers in gem-bright hues and groovy prints. Browse our edit below.

Velvet is a transseasonal staple that can be revived again and again for multiple occasions. From Christmas party dresses and autumnal layering pieces to spring accessories and stylish summer swimsuits (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it), velvet fashion is well and truly here to stay.

Want in on the trend? As always, keep the planet in mind when shopping. Re-wearing old clothes is the best way to be sustainable, but if you can’t avoid it then shop consciously at responsible retailers, as well as rental and resale sites.

The Country & Town House Responsible Buyers’ Guide

Velvet Fashion Picks for 2022

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Black studded platform heel

Jimmy Choo

Heloise 120 Heels (UK7), rent from £67.08, hurrcollective.com

Black handbag

Anya Hindmarch

Postbox Bag, £345, handbagclinic.co.uk

Woman in red velvet suit

Stella McCartney

Red Velvet Blazer, £657, net-a-porter.com

Red Velvet Straight-Leg Pants, £405, net-a-porter.com

Black velvet dress with red flowers


Benedict Velvet Midi Dress, £325, rixo.co.uk

Navy velvet dress

Beulah London

Aster Navy Velvet Dress, £294, beulahlondon.com

Woman in black dress


Jacquetta Velvet Maxi Dress in Black, £320, cefinn.com

Red one shoulder mini dress

Tom Ford

Cotton Velvet One Shoulder Mini Dress, £3,200, tomford.co.uk

Red mule

Rag & Co.

Batiste Burgundy Velvet Handcrafted Mules, £140, wolfandbadger.com

Zip-up velvet mini dress with long sleeves

Mary Katrantzou

Faylinn Dress In Green Fairies (UK 10), rent from £31 per day or buy secondhand for £756, mywardrobehq.com

Red velvet heeled sandals

Alexandre Birman

Clarita Bow-Embellished Velvet Sandals (Size 41), rent from £11 per day or buy secondhand for £280, mywardrobehq.com

Blue wrap dress weith floral detail on the hem and sleeves


Black Silk Velvet Wrap Dress (UK 10-12), rent from £29, byrotation.com

Saint Laurent LouLou Velvet Handbag

Saint Laurent

LouLou Velvet Handbag, £1,768.16, vestiairecollective.com

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