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Velvet is the Sexy Style Icon We Need in our 2022 Wardrobe

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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.

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Velvet Fashion Picks for 2022

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Red one shoulder mini dress

Tom Ford

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

Hand holding rose patterned clutch bag

Dries Van Noten

Red Floral Velvet Clutch Bag, £470, brownsfashion.com

Red mule

Rag & Co.

Batiste Burgundy Velvet Handcrafted Mules, £147, wolfandbadger.com

Pink pyjama set

Sleeping with Jacques

Julia Lace Trim Velvet Pyjamas, £270, brownsfashion.com

Zip-up velvet mini dress with long sleeves

Mary Katrantzou

Faylinn Dress In Green Fairies (UK 10), rent from £31 per day, mywardrobehq.com

Pink velvet swimsuit with the word 'juicy' on the front in rhinestones

Juicy Couture

Brand-Embossed Rhinestone-Embellished Velvet Swimsuit, £60, selfridges.com

Red velvet heeled sandals

Alexandre Birman

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

Blue wrap dress weith floral detail on the hem and sleeves

RIXO

Black Silk Velvet Wrap Dress (UK 12), rent from £51, byrotation.com

Orange velvet handbag

Dries Van Noten

Padded Velvet Top-Handle Bag, £490, selfridges.com 

Olivia von Halle pink feather slippers

Olivia von Halle

Contessa Romance Velvet Slippers, £‌595, oliviavonhalle.com

Beulah London

Beulah London

Vineeta Navy Velvet Midi Wrap Dress, £335, beulahlondon.com

Vetements Velvet High-Waisted Mini Skirt

Vetements

Velvet High-Waisted Mini Skirt, £360, farfetch.com

Saint Laurent LouLou Velvet Handbag

Saint Laurent

LouLou Velvet Handbag, £1,848.58, vestiairecollective.com

KITRI Studio Sofia Red Cotton Velvet Top

KITRI Studio

Sofia Red Cotton Velvet Top, £70, kitristudio.com

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