7 Wear-Now Pieces With A Velvet Touch


Groovy ’70s style might be ruling the season, but an ‘80s redux is similarly making its mark—and with a velvet touch. Inspired by the age of excess, this luxurious texture is unabashedly glam rendered in rich, solid tones or enhanced with lurex flourishes or embroidered details. Seen everywhere from maxi skirts and dresses to ankle boots and outerwear, we’re captivated by the opulent reinterpretation of classic pieces that feel completely wearable and surprisingly versatile. Ahead, see how we’re styling this touchable trend and shop our picks to stock up on now.

Adam Katz Sinding

Velvet Touch

Lurex Velvet Dress



The Cocktail Dress

Gold Velvet Devorah Long Skirt


Alexander Lewis

The Column Skirt

High Heel Velvet Ankle Boots



The Ankle Boot

Embellished Cotton-Velvet Mini Skirt


Topshop Unique

The Embellished Mini

Safety-Pin Velvet Jumpsuit


Sonia Rykiel

The Chic Jumpsuit

Velvet Shoulder Bag



The Versatile Handbag

Military Belted Velvet Jacket


Hillier Bartley

The Belted Jacket

How To Style It

For a polished look with glam-rock vibes, pair a velvet military jacket with a sharply tailored shirt and cropped trousers. Style with stand-out accessories for added texture.

Diamond Drop Bracelet



Black Velvet Devoree Mini Pandora Box Bag



Viv Studded Oxfords


Marc by Marc Jacobs

Wool-Cashmere Trousers



Oxford Long Sleeve Shirt