Full Length Velvet Is A Star This Season

With the 90s still being the major influence in world fashion nowadays, there was no way that the autumn winter collection of 2015 – 2016 wouldn’t be influenced in some way as well. And while the summer months were all about 90s throwbacks, this season the entire influence can be summarized with a single word: velvet.

Yes, from small details like cuffs to full length velvet dresses, this versatile material will certainly be one of the most visible this year. While it will undoubtedly touch every little aspect of fashion the full length velvet dress will be something you must own if you want to be “in” this season.

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This beautiful material will also be a significant part of all accessories. Just to show how big of an influence it will have, you can pick out one of the new Channel handbags, a whole line of which are made from velvet. But it isn’t just designers who are showing off their creations. A whole list of celebrities has been seen wearing velvet, including Kim Kardashian or Georgia May Jagger.

Kim Kardashian’s Paris excursion was particularly emblematic for this season as she boasted a stunning full length velvet coat made by famed designer Roberto Cavalli. The dress perfectly represents the entire influence, being revealing as well as extremely elegant and comfortable.

For women that like the idea of adapting their outfit to the latest trend but don’t or can’t pull off a full length velvet garment, there are numerous tricks. One of the most popular is to add a dress with a small velvet addition. Whether it is a pencil dress or a more classical choice, an intricate velvet made neck detail or something of the sort can work splendidly, while also allowing you to feel comfortable.

Velvet isn’t just about the dresses and coats. It will also be a huge part of footwear design. Whether we are talking practical shoes with small detailing, a full velvet boot or something even more glamorous it doesn’t matter. Everything works, and if you pair it with a chic neo-gothic suit or a modern pants and jacket number, you will certainly be in style.

When it comes to colors there are two main influences for this upcoming season. The first will be a whole array of dark and deep blues, while the second will be made from dark purple and violet. The beautiful texture of the velvet, along with the amazing design of the dresses, accessories and footwear is certain to spark anyone’s interest in some way for this amazing material. Like anything though, remember that you can go overboard, so try to keep a good balance between glitz, glamour and materials before heading out and everything should be just fine.

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For A Bohmian Look, Try The Blanket Coat

The blanket coat, also known as a capote is one of the most popular autumn and winter wear items in the recent history of fashion. Combining an unequaled elegance as well as amazing comfort and impressive versatility, the blanket coat is truly a legendary fashion item.

It is also one of the most in fashion items for the 2015-2016 autumn and winter collections with huge names from all across the fashion world including it in their stunning collections.

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When it comes to the history of this garment, you should know that it started around the time of the discovery of the Americas and the immediate North American fur trade. The French-Canadian traders of the day used to adapt their blankets into capotes to best face the cold weather.

The capote was even incorporated in the French military of the 1600s. It was somewhat modified and came in knee length with no buttons and had a sash included in the overall design.

Present day capotes are a great way to combine an elegant autumn or winter look with something extremely practical and comfortable. The blanket coat of 2015 will be more blanket than capote and will boast never before seen levels of comfort and versatility.

Most blanket coats will come in dark green, brown or other autumn colors, however, some names like Burberry or Zara will also throw a splash of color into their blanket coat collection coming up with dark violet, burgundy or navy blue models.

Most blanket coats will boast an elegant simplicity, doubled by a comfort factor. It will be THE fashion item for the oversized silhouette look this autumn and can even work into winter with some small additions. The fabric is made for comfort and will be as fluffy and soft as possible. This new interpretation of the capote will be kept together by a simple waist tie that can be adjusted to adapt to your overall look. The cascading neckline will give it a chic element as well as some lightness.

While the blanket coat is definitely a long step away from the traditional peacoat, it can be paired to look just as fresh and stylish, only with an added level of coziness. The volume aspect of the blanket coat is definitely a change, one which can easily be transformed into an elegant statement by cleverly combining a large hat, corresponding colors and a simple pair of jeans or a comfortable pair of form fitting pants.

While numerous accessories might throw the balance off a bit, a pair of sunglasses can definitely look great. You can wear blanket coats with just about any hairdo and the wilder the color the more urban chic your outfit will look.

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