Is it just us or does wearing velvet make everything that little bit more special? Especially as we approach winter and the much awaited festive period, we'll be trading in our cotton pieces for something with a bit more pizzazz (read: velvet). And in preparation, we've trawled through the very best velvet pieces on the high-street to bring you a must-have edit. You can thank us later...
Velvet shopping - Boden commercial grazia
After a tailored jumpsuit that'll see you through several fancy soirées? Look no further than this romantic buy from Boden, which features a wide-leg fit and feminine kimono sleeves. Trust us: this plush velvet number will elevate your party status, pronto.
Didn't you know, asymmetric hemlines are in for AW/18, and it just so happens that our favourite velvet dress of the year boasts this very feature. Looks like our Christmas party outfit is sorted, then.
If there's one thing we're coveting this AW/18, it's these intricately embellished slippers. The shooting star and lightning bold motifs will be sure to demand attention, whether you pair them with jeans or a skirt. So, what are you waiting for? Slip these ultra-soft velvet slippers on and let your feet do the talking.
Show off your soft side with these luxurious, silk-blend velvet trousers. The timeless wide leg design will work hard to elongate your legs, while the side pockets add a cool-girl vibe. We'll get one in every colour.Available in Chatsworth Green, Poinsettia and Black.
Luxe velvet feel? Check. Micro ruffle detailing? Check. Romantic keyhole fastening? Double check! Basically, this velvet top has everything you could possibly need, making it a must-have item for the new season. We love.Available in Mulled Wine, Trumpet and Whale Grey.
Q: What goes best with a touchable velvet coat? A: Everything. No, seriously, we'll be wearing this gorgeous coat anywhere and everywhere. In fact, we might not ever take it off again.Available in Seaweed, Antique Pink and Aquamarine.
Run, don't walk, to Boden to add these statement velvet culotttes to your wardrobe. Pair them with a pretty blouse for a look you can wear everyday, and come Christmas, marry them with heels and a cami for a wearable festive look.Available in Gold and Black.
After a snug coat that you can wear everywhere, including from work-to-wine? Enter the Grosvenor Party Coat. This all-black number will be just like your shadow - it'll follow you wherever you go, because it'll look great with whatever outfit you pair it with.
Who said you have to choose between comfort and style? With this slick velvet skirt, you can have both! Tuck a cosy jumper into the waistband for a work-worthy look, or go for gold with a lace cami in the evening.Available in Drummer Blue and Black.
With more than one way to wear this velvet blazer, there's definitely reason to add this to your new season wardrobe. Whether you decide to slip it over an evening dress for drinks after work, or pair it with tailored trousers for a workday full of meetings, you'll never fall short of the mark.Available in Mulled Wine, Black, Navy and Hot Mustard.
These cotton stretch velvet trousers feel ultra special, even though they're wearable enough for everyday. The straight leg fit and chic ankle-grazing length are flattering enough to pair with flats and a tee for an off-duty look, or with heels and a glitzy top for some evening glam.Available in Mulled Wine, Black, Navy, Hot Mustard and Trumpet Diagonal Birds Print.
We think we've just found your favourite new pair of block heels. Boasting glitzy embellishments and sturdy sole leather lining, these Italian velvet slippers will no doubt complete any outfit that's missing some oomph.
Shop these velvet pieces, plus more, at Boden.