Dressing Down A Black Velvet Dress
There must be something about velvet dresses that makes me think of Christmas. Aside from the fact that it gets really popular during this time of the year, velvet dresses never fail to create an elegant look in an effortless way. It has been known in the fashion industry as a symbol for elegance and sophistication and has been a trend for centuries. Although most girls wear velvet dresses in formal parties and special occasions, I don’t see why we can’t dress it down and wear it casually.
Formal parties don’t happen all the time. You don’t have to limit ourselves in wearing such a timeless piece just because there’s no party or the holiday season is over. Dressing down a velvet dress will only make you enjoy it even more-- even after Christmas or New Year. Last but definitely not the least, it can also help you improve our style.
The simplest trick to dress down a black velvet dress is to incorporate it with other casual staples.
I like tossing an oversized faux jacket over to dress down my black velvet dress. The oversized jacket tones down the formality of the dress and adds more color and structure to the overall look.
wear boots instead of heels.
I also like doing this trick because I rarely wear heels anymore. Boots are very casual and it sets a casual vibe to your outfit. If you are opting for an edgy casual look, consider wearing leather or cowboy boots. You can still wear a wedge, just stay away from suede or velvet flats as it will only dress up your look.
accessorize but don’t overdo it.
Accessories can either make you dressed up or dress down. Pearls, diamonds, and gold make you look so dressed up so I suggest that if you want to wear pieces of jewelry, opt for brass and copper. Bennetts and toques are also great for a winter casual look-- plus they are lifesavers, it makes your head warm.
How do you dress down a velvet dress or an LBD? Share your favorite tricks on the comments below!
Velvet Dress- Can’t remember lol
Beret/ Faux Fur Jacket- Forever 21
Boots- Urban Behaviour