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Winter is coming, and that means it's time to update your wardrobe. 

This season, it is all about velvet, in every shape and form.

Whether it's a top, a pair of boots, or even a coat, we think everyone should have a little velvet in their lives. 

Check out our top 10 velvet items, that we are totally obsessed with…

Pink ankle boots

We accept that these ASOS boots are not the most practical, especially in unpredictable weather. However, they are SO cute, and we want them. 

Velvet sleeves

We love the subtlety of this coat, with just velvet on the sleeves. It also looks particularly warm and cosy… ASOS we love your work. 

Back packing

OH how cute is this Herschel back pack? We love it so! 


Talk about the perfect little party-number! We are loving this adorable black velvet playsuit from Topshop

Choker central

Embrace your inner witch with this sultry choker from New Look. 


Comfortable and trendy… need we say more? These Topshop leggings are the dream. 

The perfect top

This gorgeous bardot top from River Island is amazing. Simply tuck it in to your favourite pair of jeans, and off you go. 

The bomb(er)

Bombers are literally EVERYWHERE lately, but this ASOS one is definitely our favourite.




Once only affordable to the rich and famous, velvet is now one seriously classic and versatile fabric.

Let's be thankful then that it crops up everywhere from designer runways, to high-street rails… and even your granny's attic.

Warm, luxurious and rich in texture, having a key velvet piece is basically a necessity for ALL winter wardrobes.

Let's face it though, the material is also notoriously difficult to style. Yup get it wrong and it will only look costumey and awkward.  

So if you are worried your velvet creations will be a bit too on the nose this festive season, here is how to remain fashion forward (and not a fashion fail). 



Avoid wearing a lot of slouchy velvet and instead opt for tailored, fitted lines. A velvet suit is a handy trick to keep up your velvety sleeve as it transitions from business to casual seamlessly. Incorporate into a professional wardrobe for some rock chic texture or pair with a pair of trainers for day time cool. 


All in one 

Don’t be afraid to purchase a velvet piece for the party season. Dresses, playsuits and jumpsuits in this fabric are instantly glamorous and will add some warmth on those cold winter evenings. Pair velvet pieces with stripped back accessories in cool tones and minimal jewellery so that you don’t venture into costume territory. 


Mix n match 

Having velvet options can add new texture to your wardrobe that you may not have even known you were missing. Incorporate velvet shorts, a t shirt or cardigan into any outfit to add some depth as well as a soft touch. Velvet tends to come in super rich tones so style it up with solid colours such as grey, black, brown or navy. 


Style it up

If you are a bit fearless and want to add even more opulence to the most luxurious fabric on the planet, instead of layering it on, try opting for ornate patterns. Velvet is often used to create beautiful designs on plain fabric so use this for instant glamour. Pair ornate pieces with simple accessories that don’t overpower your look. 


Style it down

Velvet CAN be dressed down, but do it in the right way. Pair your velvet leggings with slouchy cardigans and a beanie or throw your velvet blazer over a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and trainers. Velvet can give any casual look a sense of refinement. 




A black mesh maxi – with a distinctly designer feel: we've had our eye on one particular dress that Penneys has had in the offing since unveiling its a/w collection.

And now – FINALLY! – it's arriving in Irish stores. 


The ultimate statement dress! Sequin clutch €10/$12, Maxi dress €27/$31#Primark #fashion

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Priced at just €27, this will be in your wardrobe LONG after the festive season wraps up. It's also has a super-flattering style – while the lace and mesh panel detail from the knees downward is ideal for anyone who's slightly self-conscious of their legs.

For those who'd rather something more typically party-season – SHEmazing! really loves the below too. Hurrah for Penneys!

Silver/ black sequin dress €25
Black spot prom dress €35
Black velvet one-shoulder dress €14