HOW TO WEAR THE VELVET SUIT TREND

Boden velvet suits

Being a bit retro makes the current velvet suit trend right up my alley. reminiscent of the 70’s the velvet suit update will add a power pop to your Winter wardrobe. Although today I’ve styled mine more for Autumn, sans top & with open toed sandals.

The Sequinist & I have worked Boden’s versatile velvet suit in our own unique ways. Sometimes a suit is more than the sum of its parts so what appears one simple look can actually be worn several different ways. The beautiful cut & lush quality of this velvet fabric allows the suit to fit like a glove. Plus with 2% elastane it molds & moves with your body making it incredibly comfy for the entire day. Bear this in mind if you’re going for a slim fit. Today I’m wearing size UK10 trousers & UK12 blazer although now that I know how terrific the material is I’d choose the 10 blazer & 8 trousers instead.

Naturally over the coming months I’ll be wearing the blazer & trousers separately too. I happen to have a jumper in this exact shade of pink which looks ahhhmazing with the trousers. Of course you can imagine how funky my floral blazer is with denim flares right? I mean perfect for RetroChicMama or what!

velvet suit trend in floral & pink

velvet suit trend in floral & pink

velvet suit trend in floral & pink

MORE WAYS TO STYLE A VELVET SUIT

The flattering shape of this particular suit make it super simple to style down or up. I’ll happily wear mine with ballets & a T-shirt. However now the weather is getting colder I fancy pairing it with a cashmere knit & brogues or ankle boots.

The terrific thing about this Boden velvet suit is it plays well with the other colours. There’s quite a range on offer too so if matching your blazer & trousers is a step too far you can quite confidently mix & match this one. In addition to the pink & floral colourways, there’s smart black, versatile navy & stunning forest green! You can also switch up your styling by adding a statement belt which gives the silhouette a slightly sexier edge. Therefore if you have a date after work this velvet suit is a no brainer to just throw-on-&-go. For the office wear it with a top & flats then for the evening change into your heels, whip off the top & belt up! Purrrr…

I think a trouser suit makes the ideal switch up outfit. Here’s another one I did recently in case you missed it. And below are my wicked high-end accessories alternatives for a taste of the infinite options you have with this suit. Yummy…

velvet suit trend in floral & pink

velvet suit trend floral blazer

velvet suit trend in floral & pink

velvet suit trend in floral & pink

velvet suit trend in floral & pink

make up over 50 by retrochicmama

THE VELVET TREND IS HERE TO STAY

Lisa & I had an awesome time in New York, you can see her post about it over on The Sequinist. I have to thank our wonderful photographer Ron Hester for the superb pics & tolerating our naughtiness. And finally last but absolutely by no means least a massive thank you to Boden for gifting our beautiful velvet suits.

My next post from New York will include the ahhhmazing second-hand designer & vintage shops that I found there. You guys will not want to miss that!
Thanks for reading my loves, see you soon xx

  • Comments ( 20 )

  • avatar
    FunkyForty

    This post is so adorable Michelle – loving that velvet suit on you and how lucky to get to go to New York!!! Go You!

    xoxo Yvonne
    http://www.funkyforty.com

    • avatar
      MT

      Thank you so much Yvonne. Yes I am a lucky lady who is now completely hooked on NYC. Will have to wangle my way back somehow πŸ˜‰ xx

  • avatar
    jacqui

    You both look super gorgeous in these outfits, I love that colour pink and velvet is just spot on! Thanks for sharing Hun. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • avatar
      MT

      Oh wow thanks Jaqui, we love the velvet suits too!

  • avatar
    Rhiannon Duffin

    This is my all time favourite post! Everything about this is perfection and I’m loving all the style tips too! Thank you xoxo

    • avatar
      MT

      Oh wow really RiRi? Thank you so much! I must admit it’s probably mine too, as if you couldn’t guess πŸ˜‰ xxx

  • avatar
    Simplement Lui

    Great outfits, pictures and heels πŸ˜‰

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/see-you-soon/

    • avatar
      MT

      Thank you my friend, lovely to hear from you x

  • avatar
    jamie

    You two look fabulous! I DO love a velvet suit (I’ve had a dark navy one for years) but this pink is definitely one to check out.

    • avatar
      MT

      Oh I saw that Jamie, stunning! I love the richness velvet brings to the colour party don’t you?

  • avatar
    No Fear of Fashion

    You two look terrific and if I didn’t know better, I would order that suit. If I knew which one to choose. Only my figure and these trousers don’t go together. The jacket however. Oh hxll, I am on a strict no spending budget again. And I am in Paris at the moment with Susan of Une Femme d’un certain Γ’ge. Already bought new sunglasses… my credit card is going to max out.
    Greetje

    • avatar
      MT

      Ah that’s right you naughty girl I saw that πŸ˜‰ Oh well there is always the Boden sale & I do think the blazer alone is still a versatile buy #justsayin

  • avatar
    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

    Apart from the fact that you two look INCREDIBLE and it looks like you had a fabulous time, what I want to know is: HOW IN THE WORLD did you get Sparkles into head to toe pink?!!!! πŸ˜†

    Velvet suits you both beautifully, and I recognise your blazer MT… I featured it in my velvet shopping picks in my post this week – obvs we both have exquisite taste, hehe

    Can’t wait to see the next post and more pics….!

    C xx

    • avatar
      MT

      Well Catherine that is a seriously good question but did you notice her sequinned shoes? Heeheehee….Never not wearing sequins right πŸ˜‰
      xxx

  • avatar
    ABby@Midlifecrisisnut

    You went to NY together? I’m so super jealous right now! That explains that little absence of yours. I see you’ve had an amazing time together! Looking gorgeous there in your pink ensembles. Missing you! xx Abby

    • avatar
      MT

      Yes Abby! It was ahhhmazing, Being there after 25 years was magically as if no time had passed at all. You know when you have a real affinity for a place, a gut feeling you just “know it”? I only ever felt like that about London & New York. How’s things with you gorgeous girl? I haven’t seen you post for a while xxx

  • avatar
    sequinist

    OH, I love seeing these photos of us together! What a magical time we had… and more to come! I’m so crazy about my pink suit and EQUALLY crazy about your printed one. They’re both so great, and have such a different feeling. Now I can’t wait to write my post! xxx

    • avatar
      MT

      SO DO I! On both counts that is πŸ˜‰

  • avatar
    Suzy Turner

    You two look freaking GORGEOUS!! And how jealous am I of you going to NY together… I bet you’ve been having a brilliant time! I’m drooling over the pink velvet suit, Michelle. Not only have I always been a huge fan of bright pink, I’ve also always loved velvet so it’s a match made in heaven for me!
    Can’t wait to read more about your trip πŸ™‚
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • avatar
      MT

      I can picture you wearing it with black for some reason Suzy, does that sound right? xx

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