Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Autumn Winter 2016
If there’s one fabric that’s having a major ‘moment’ right now, it’s most definitely velvet. It can be cool (see Preen, above, one of my favourite shows for Autumn/Winter – SC) or prim (check out the aptly named, but no less gorgeous ‘Vicar’ dress from the new Archive by Alexa collection for M&S – layer a pretty chiffon blouse under for added primness), whichever way you way it, there’s no avoiding it. We’ve rounded up our favourite velvet pieces below. Oh, and FYI, the M&S velvet bow sandals are SO great! I saw them yesterday in the Westfield store and they were on my feet in seconds (loved them even more with my scruffy black jeans with the frayed hems. Personally I would probably avoid paring them with anything too dressy…). And they’re such a bargain too. Oh and they cover off two trends in one – velvet and bows. So there you go. A couple of other velvet pieces worth mentioning – this Preen Edition velvet dress dress. So cool, and very similar to one from their Autumn/Winter 2016/7 catwalk show. Whatever you do, just don’t wear it with a court shoe. And this is a gorgeous dress for the more curvy readers out there (it also comes in less curvy sizes too). Oh, and one last tip – avoid anything tight fitting when it comes to velvet. Not cool. Keep things slouchy or prim. Over and out.
Sarah & Nicky xx