Velvet is having a moment this winter season – and editor Sophie Ritchie all for it. From dresses to blazers, embrace the silky soft trend with these fabulous party pieces
1 Ted Baker velvet tassel evening bag
Give us some drama, queen. The TASSEL evening bag is made from sumptuous velvet, finished with two rows of rich tassel detailing that moves dramatically when you walk. The polished, gold-tone zip opens up to a lined interior where you can store your phone, keys and make-up essentials. Wear it over your shoulder or across body using the stylish croc-effect strap.
£130, shop via tedbaker.com
2 Free People Ashby teal double-breasted velvet blazer
There’s blazers, and then there’s teal double-breasted velvet blazers. The epitome of winter chic, glam up any outfit with Free People’s velvety work of art.
£190, shop via harveynichols.com
3 Jenny Yoo Logan V-neck velvet gown
For something oooh la la – that’s where the Logan gown from NYC label Jenny Yoo comes in. Whipped up in plush velvet, it swerves tradition, while its floor-pooling, A-line silhouette and plunging V neckline and back is guaranteed to suit everyone. Bridesmaid or ballroom, it’s got my vote.
£330.00, shop via selfridges.com
4 MAJE Passul sequinned velvet trousers
Putting the party in party pants! WA stretch velvet base, cut to a flared slightly cropped fit, is covered all over in shimmery sequins. Pair it with something silky or the matching top and get ready to turn some serious heads.
£219, shop via selfridges.com
5 Olive Velvet Puffed-Sleeve Jumpsuit
You don’t need glittering embellishments and sparkling jewels to create a party-ready ensemble. Proof? This jumpsuit whipped up from lustrous velvet. Topped with a sweetheart neckline framed by short, puffed sleeves, it’s primed for everything from candlelit dinners to cocktails and dancing.
£190, shop it via anthropologie.com
6 Veronica Beard’s Edia floral-print wide-leg velvet trouser
Sometimes, you just have to splash the cash. Veronica Beard’s Edia trousers are decorated with moody florals and crafted from plush velvet that exudes an opulent, after-dark allure. Cut to an elegant wide-leg silhouette, normal trousers will never have quite the same appeal.
£400, shop via harveynichols.com
7 Green Motif Eva Franco Velvet Halter Jumpsuit
This vibrant jumpsuit by Eva Franco is whipped up from lustrous velvet decorated with a spray of abstract motifs that play over the halter neck, around the cut-out at your chest and through the wide legs. Lift the hems a little further off the ground by style this with a pair of platform heeled sandals.
£148, shop via anthropologie.com
8 Hope & Ivy embroidered velvet wrap mini dress in forest green
Enchant everyone with your entrance, in this vivacious velvet mini from Hope & Ivy. Metallic tonal beading and beautiful botanical embroidery details the front bust and skirt, in silvers and purples. The lovely wrap shape ties at the waist, with a slight blouson sleeve to complete the chic look.
£120, shop via asos.com
9 Reiss Diane Open Back Velvet Jumpsuit, Dark Red
Lady in red. Spotlighting a high neckline and an open back, this sleeveless jumpsuit by Reiss is shaped to a straight leg and is made with durable fabric for longevity of wear. Minimalist in design, it’ll make a welcome addition to your after-dark repertoire.
£188.00, shop via johnlewis.com
10 ASOS DESIGN velvet mini dress with circle trim in olive
I’m obsessed with the gypsy vibes from this frilled and festive number. Swish the night away with its relaxed and laidback boho style.
£55.00, shop via asos.com
11 Kate Spade smile velvet small crossbody
With a new removable strap and eye-catching chain handle, you’ll never leave the house without this glamorous crossbody find.
£195, shop via katespade.co.uk
12 Zara Embroidered Velvet Dess
Oh yes. Complete with long balloon sleeves, the embroidery on this dress makes it extra special. Show it off at drinks with the girls or take it to the club for a night of frivolity.
£59.99, shop via zara.com
13 All Saints Delta Velvet Top
Show some shoulder in the Delta Velvet Top, made using recycled materials in a smooth velvet fabrication. It wraps over and is shaped to a slim fit – love!
£79.00, shop via allsaints.com
14 Velvet Slide Hair Clips
Paying homage to that iconic symbol for love, these hair clips feature a trio of heart-shaped motifs dipped in a soft velvet finish on each.
£22, shop via anthropologie.com