On Trend: Crushed Velvet

Like worn linen, crushed velvet is never going to look neat. Silk fabrication is softer than polyester, but needs dry cleaning. Overall the material gives a vintage feeling even when designed with contemporary silhouette.

Solid Color Blouses

Left: Love Scarlett Cutout Ladder Sleeve Crushed Velvet TopAll over crushed velvet, back zipper closure. Polyester/spandex. Machine washable. Should be relaxed fit. Sale $36.50

Center: Do and Be Off-the-Shoulder Velvet Top– A billowy silhouette balanced by structured bustier bodice. Contemporary off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline, gathered three-quarter length sleeves. Self-tie cuffs, concealed back zip with hook-and-eye closure, interior boning. Polyester. Navy, black, or blush pink Sale $22.95

Right:  Band of Gypsies Crushed Velvet Bodysuit– Straight neckline, elasticized off-the-shoulder silhouette. Ruffle overlay, button closure at gusset. Can be machine washed. Presumably snapped at the bottom. Sale $29.99

Not Shown: Endless Rose Crushed Velvet Top with Ruffled Sleeves-Sale $36.00

Not Shown: BCBGMAXAZRIA Nadya Tank– Red/Orange or Yellow. Rayon/silk velvet lined in polyester. Easy wear always. $148.00

Not Shown: Vanity Room Crushed Velvet Turtleneck available in 5 colors $42.97


Left: Tasseled Tie Bishop Sleeve Embroidery Velvet Dress– Lush color. Short. Peasant look; polyester/spandex. Trapeze shift with v neck, bishop sleeve, high waist. Sale $32.99

Center: Acting Pro Gray Floral Crushed Velvet Top– Subtly print in slight trapeze silhouette. Polyester/spandex. Flattering length. $19.99

Right: Botanical Crushed Velvet Tee– Hushed multicolor polyester spandex in a traditional silhouette. Spring staple. Round neck, short sleeve. $9.99

Pale Shimmer

Left: Calvin Klein Crushed Velvet Maxi dress– Sleek and simple. Slip-like silhouette with hidden back zipper closure. V-neckline, spaghetti straps with rug detail. Unlined polyester/spandex- a slap, ladies or this will stick. Sale $79.99

Center: French Connection Aurore Velvet V-Neck Maxi Dress– Cut with a wrap silhouette that reveals the leg with its high split, the design is finished with tie detailing to cinch the waist. Low wrap neckline. Falls just above the ankle. Polyester/elastane. Sale $107.00

Winslow Striking Velvet Slip Dress– Straight across neckline, spaghetti straps, high-low hem with hi-lo hem; pullover styling. Minimal chic. When you want all eyes on you, not what you’re wearing. Polyester/spandex. Sale $156.60

Depth of Color

Left: Shein Frill Trim Surplice Crushed Velvet Dress– Polyester/spandex wrap dress with v-neck, short sleeves. Ruffle and Ruffle Hem. Belted. Easy and girly. Sale $26.00 

Center: Lauren Ralph LaurenOff-the-Shoulder Velvet Dress– Body conscious dress with straight neckline, off-the-shoulder bell sleeves, pleats at waist. Concealed zipper with hook and eye closure at back. Lined polyester/elastane. Just right for parties. Sale $116.25

Right: Adelyn Rae Regina Velvet Jumpsuit– Cool and unfussy wide-leg silhouette in crushed velvet. V-neck, self-tie spaghetti straps with tassel detail. Allover velvet, deep v-back. Pull-on style, lined. Machine washable. $103.00

Not Shown: BCBG Midi Faux Wrap Dress $88.00


Left: Crushed Velvet Cold Shoulder Dress – Figure-defining ruching and trendy, revealed shoulders. Knee length, pullover styling. Boat neckline, sheath silhouette, short sleeves. Lined polyester/spandex. Machine washable. Sale $49.99                                                                                                               

Center: Alice & Olivia Athena Crushed Velvet Maxi Skirt – Gracious floor-skimming piece with two generous side splits creating movement. Zipper fastening at back. Lined silk/viscose. $595.00                                                                                       

Right: Aqua Mesh-Inset Crushed Velvet Gown – For the fashion forward. Round neck, sleeveless, sewn-in bra inserts. Sheer mesh insets at bodice. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure, lined Velvet: polyester/spandex. $248.00 

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.