Is there anything more autumn-winter than velvet? So festive, so warm, so jazzy. What makes it such an enduring look is that it spans eras; present in Poldark-era dresses, Victorian coronation ensembles and 1980s cocktail parties alike. You can make it a little bit Princess Di, or a little bit Morticia Addams as the occasion dictates. It’s not just for Christmas or a night out; casual it up by combining it with bardot styling, as championed by omnipresent It girls like Hadids plural and Kendall Jenner.
Here are our high street picks for velveting your life this season (warning, people may want to touch your clothes):