Get set for the festive season with one of AW16’s biggest trends – velvet. Bring decadence to the everyday with this shimmering fabric and create statement styles after-dark with rich autumn shades of purple, berry and emerald.

Splashed all over the AW16 catwalks, we saw velvet become a huge trend for the season. From the likes of Vanessa Seward and Ralph Lauren to Valentino, designers gave individual and unique takes on the trend including velvet pleating and structured two pieces.

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Making it’s way into street style, celebrities have favoured velvet pieces for the perfect luxe evening wear ensembles. Amongst these is Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently wore this Gucci gown to the ELLE Style Awards in October, featuring beautiful floral velvet embroidery on a mesh body finished with a paneled split skirt and tulle sleeves.

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So, are you a fan of this soft to the touch fabric? We’ve collated our top 10 favourite pieces from our velvet trend edit, so you can integrate some of this season’s key fabric in to your wardrobe just in time for the upcoming festivities:

 

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  1. Nine by Savannah Miller jacket
  2. Miss Selfridge black top
  3. Miss Selfridge black bomber
  4. Miss Selfridge black wide leg trouser
  5. Red Herring purple shoulder bag
  6. Miss Selfridge green lace cami
  7. Dorothy Perkins slip dress
  8. Miss Selfridge red lace hem skirt
  9. Miss Selfridge velvet boot
  10. Quiz black heel sandals

Shop the velvet trend.

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