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Glamourously Opulent With Velvet


For the upcoming season, velvet will be making a comeback from its original heyday in the ‘90s. Velvet’s innate opulence channels grandeur, especially when accessorized with rich statement jewelry. Invest away in velvet fabric as they have swept from the runways to the high streets and the shaadis.

Velvet has a luxe and glamorous feel to it and deep hues are the easiest way to wear the look. Deepika Padukone looked breathtaking in a regal Manish Malhotra lehenga choli during Bridal Fashion Week last year. Even though not everyone can pull off those puffy sleeves, this woman absolutely nailed the look. Some people are a little hesitant in accepting large doses of velvet, but Deepika’s stunning look is testimony that there is no such thing as enough velvet fabric.

Anushka Sharma also made a statement in a gorgeous deep purple and light mauve half velvet and half net saree with silver and copper embroidery. She paired it up with a black dupian embroidery blouse and wow, she looked smoking hot. Therefore, mixing velvet with another fabric is an option for those who don’t want too much of this rich  velvet fabric.

Another really great combination is pairing up velvet with sequins. Off-white chiffon combined with hints of deep red velvet borders and golden sequined fabric is oh-so-classy. Shaadi season is coming up, you might want to add this combination to your wedding arsenal.

As far as western wear is concerned, the best way to wear the velvet fabric without feeling cloaked in suffocating richness is to wear it in unexpected ways. A velvet clutch from Nine West or Charles & Keith and classy velvet mules from is an exciting way of subtly incorporating velvet in your everyday look. Or you could just replace your leather pants with velvet pants this season and be that daringly fashionable girl on the block.


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