Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Velvet Suit

Doesn’t a velvet suit sound delicious? I paired my velveteen dress and velvet blazer together to create a velvet ensemble.


Blazer, The Limited. Shirt, INC (cut from a swapped dress). Dress, NY & Co (shortened). Belt, thrifted. Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Nine West. Rings, gift, thrifted, and heirloom. Bag, Fossil (gift)

When it comes to comfort, velveteen has an edge over velvet because it stretches. But velvet does a better job camouflaging lumps and bumps. This dress shows every layer underneath the midsection: shirt, slip, tights, underpants. Maybe I need a velvet girdle to complete the look.

7 comments:

Sheila said...

I love that jacket - and these colours look wonderful together, especially with that funky blouse!

statechick said...

That outfit is so pretty!!!!!!!!!!

DressUpNotDown said...

I used to have a velveteen dress...the lumps and bumps issue drove it out of my closet for good. You seem to have them beat though!

Lisa said...

Oh....I'm a bit jealous of that blazer. Sign. I've been hunting forever for one with that cut, but in a deep eggplant or burgundy color....ever since I saw Jon Bon Jovi wearing one!

Louise Jones said...

I love teal , find it hard to get it to work with many other colours, this outfit is very inspiring for me.
Thank you for posting the photos.

Lorena said...

Nicely done - these colors look so good - i have never thought on pairing velvet with velvet.
Just recently i saw a dark blue velvet suit and let me tell you... it was glorious - but for cooler climates.
I'd fry my butt in it.

├črigida ∫chmidt © Copyright said...

I love your shirt. It has so much aloha. Kinda like what we wear in the aina.