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Velvet: The Show Stopper

There’s nothing more luxurious and extravagant than velvet and thankfully we’re seeing it everywhere this season! We’ve come up with two ways to wear this magical material - to the fanciest of parties or the chicest streets of NYC!

Romantic Velvet
“Velvet is a classic textile, one that radiates warmth and decadence,” says Sandy Hapoienu, Founder and Stylist of, a Styling Session™ subsidiary. “So naturally we’d want to wear it for a romantic event, whether it be to an upscale event like a wedding or New Year’s Eve celebration or to a one-on-one special date night.” 

The Style Details:

  1. For formal events a long gown is a classic choice. We’ve chosen a stunning silver, velvet gown from Zara. It has a plunging v-neck, gathered detail at the waist and frill for the hemline. 
  2. Think out of the box for a jacket – instead of a black wrap, try on a short-waisted bomber jacket. This navy silk bomber, with a surprise orange lining adds so much interest to a traditional gown.
  3. The accessories include a statement necklace that highlights the deep V of the neckline, another pop of color and texture with a ruby sparkled bangle, a navy velvet clutch and playful pompom pumps.

Day-time Velvet

“You don’t have to limit velvet to the evening,” Hapoienu continues. “Wearing velvet during the day in the winter is not only acceptable but celebrated – there are no style rules but to keep it interesting and fun, like we’ve done with this day-time look.”

The Style Details:

  1. Stop traffic in this mid-length, velvet dress in deep red! Keep warm by adding a plaid shirt in red & black, around your waist or shoulders.
  2. Don’t be afraid to be bold with your accessory choices – we chose to add several necklaces – both short and long – in silver and a pop of cobalt blue. More color can be added in a clutch like this studded, embroidered bag from Zara.
  3. Finish your look by adding some sparkle to your shoes with these Michael Kors embellished sneakers.

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