I remember my love for a specific velvet outfit as a young teenager, which now dates back over 10 years. Unfortunately, that trend was not as recognized the way it is today. Back then, I wore this velvet 2-piece outfit in dark blue with bright and yellow flowers printed all over it. It might not come as a big surprise, but the kids had a lot of fun with me the day I wore it.
These days, velvet outfits are experiencing a true comeback. The most common ones I have detected are dark red, blue and green. Now, my question is: can a trend justify a certain piece of clothing or material to be in FASHION?
You should not be afraid to wear YOU!
I do not follow, nor do I ignore trends. Instead, I prefer to buy and wear whatever makes me feel comfortable and what empowers me. The smooth material of a velvet outfit gives off a nice shine in the light, and it adds a hint of luxury. Plus, it’s comfortable to wear – it’s like an all-in-one solution!
FYI: If you’re interested in finding out more about velvet, this page explains it’s origins dating back to the old Chinese dynasties!
I bought part of this outfit at a boutique in Trier, Germany, called “Queens”. The dress was designed by an Italian brand, Rinascimento, and I consider it one of my favorite brands based on their unusual designs. The matching shoes were bought in the green-colored velvet shoes department of a German department store called “Hochstetter” – and by chance, they match the dress to a T!
Meanwhile, I have stopped caring too much about how others choose to see my outfits. It definitely took some time to get there…Have you been in a similar situation where people have criticized you based on your outfit? Has anyone made you to feel insecure? Let me know in the comments below how you handled it!
Photography by Jürgen Wingertszahn