Anushka Sharma

The Velvet Love Of Bollywood

One fabric which is synonymous with winters is Velvet. It is a light to medium weight fabric which keeps you warm, and also has a sheen on it, and therefore it becomes the idle choice for the people who want to be dressed for a party in winters. It is also one of the the mot glamorous fabrics and designers have used it in many different ways for their high end collections. Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive feel and is also soft to feel. There are different varieties of velvet like it can be made through synthetic fibers and with natural fibers like silk and cotton too. In earlier times, this fabric was so expensive that only rich and famous could afford it.

Well, its a designer’s delight fabric and many domestic and international designers have explored it in their own way. For Bollywood though it seems that the trend has become a favorite among celebs. Her are a few spotted flaunting this latest trend….

Sarees with velvet accents are very popular for the season. Sarees with embroidered pallas in contrast color velvet, like the one Hema Malini is wearing is a good option. Alternatively you can also pair a velvet Ordhni or dupatta on one shoulder along with your regular saree. This is a good style option instead of wearing a shawl.

Velvet inspired sarees
Velvet inspired sarees

 

Velvet inspired suits are also great for this wedding and party season. A colorful velvet dupatta embroidered in zardosi is all you need to pep up your regular salwar kameez. You can also opt for a full suit in this fabric like the one Aishwariya is wearing.

Velvet inspired sarees
Velvet inspired sarees

 

Jacqueline looks stylish in a black velvet Giorgio Armani gown, so is Deepika’s embroidered high neck velvet gown.

Velvet inspired Dresses
Velvet inspired Dresses

 

And the fashion is not just confined till females, Men’s wear is equally popular in this fabric. Both Indian and western wear look good in Velvet.

Velvet inspired Men's wear
Velvet inspired Men’s wear

 

Image reference: Mid day, Indian express, Indiatoday, google, pinterest

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