I hope you enjoyed my little velvet finds for this post. One word of advice though; velvet can be tricky to clean and often requires either hand washing or dry cleaning. So be careful when wearing it and try to avoid spilling anything on it (I know easier said than done). I'll admit to not being much of an expert on stain removal myself, so if anyone has any tips on how to get stains out of velvet, please let me know. Thank you!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
With lace, ruffles, floral prints, bows, and flower headbands still being very much in style for 2010, it's clear that romance and femininity won't be going out of style any time soon. The newest trend that you can enjoy being a girl in is velvet. Velvet was a big trend on the runways and has also been spotted on various celebrities. I think velvet is the perfect fabric to wear during the winter because it will keep you fairly warm but isn't as itchy as wool can be (velvet is also a good alternative to wool for anyone who has wool allergies). While velvet was once very expensive and considered a luxury good, there are now velvet items that are inexpensive, gorgeous, and long lasting. Take a look at my finds below to see what I'm talking about.Washed Velvet Skirt, $69.00, shown in black; also available in very berry, okra, and woodsmoke, sizes 2-16, athleta.com