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We’re Still Crushing on Velvet

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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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Black velvet dress with red flowers


Benedict Velvet Midi Dress, £325,

Navy velvet dress

Beulah London

Aster Navy Velvet Dress, £420,

Model in green velvet dress


Jacquetta Velvet Maxi Dress in Green, £320,

Red one shoulder mini dress

Tom Ford

Cotton Velvet One Shoulder Mini Dress, £3,200,

Red mule

Rag & Co.

Batiste Burgundy Velvet Handcrafted Mules, £152,

Pink pyjama set

Sleeping with Jacques

Julia Lace Trim Velvet Pyjamas, £270,

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,

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

Juicy Couture

Brand-Embossed Rhinestone-Embellished Velvet Swimsuit, £60,

Red velvet heeled sandals

Alexandre Birman

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

Blue wrap dress weith floral detail on the hem and sleeves


Black Silk Velvet Wrap Dress (UK 12), rent from £29,

Olivia von Halle pink feather slippers

Olivia von Halle

Contessa Romance Velvet Slippers, £‌595,

Vetements Velvet High-Waisted Mini Skirt


Velvet High-Waisted Mini Skirt, £360,

Saint Laurent LouLou Velvet Handbag

Saint Laurent

LouLou Velvet Handbag, £1,801.16,

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