The elegance and luxury ingrained in velvet fabric makes it special. The contemporary designers are experimenting with innate opulence of this textile that has been admired by the royals since ages. As such, you can find huge range of dresses in velvet. They range from traditional velvet jackets to velvet sarees, velvet lehengas, and velvet salwar kameez. It has always allured people with its magnificence and royal touch. The soft texture of velvet is soothing to eyes and feel. Perhaps, the fabric will not fade out of fashion in near future.
In fact, its commercial usage is growing with inclination of fashion designers towards velvet. Some of the most enchanting ethnic dresses made from this regal fabric include:
It is quite commonly known that velvet is a heavy fabric. Hence, you may not find velvet sarees made entirely from velvet. Indian fashion designers are smart enough to use the richness of velvet in sarees quite elegantly. The result is half sarees in velvet. These half sarees in velvet are made from combination of velvet with lighter fabrics like chiffon, net, georgette, or lace. Velvet sarees are perfect for special occasions like weddings. With fine hand works of zari, kundan, zardozi, kardana, gota patti, etc., sarees in velvet look befitting for your grand celebrations.
Velvet Salwar Kameez
The style quotient of velvet salwar kameez is high enough to rock the ramps. In fact, this trend is meant to stay for long. Velvet salwar kameez have this opulent fabric on the hemlines, edges, sleeves, jackets, plackets, bodice, or necklines to enhance the appeal of the ensemble without making it too heavy. Velvet salwar kameez are adorned beautifully with fine ethnic craftworks like zardozi, stone embroidery, gota patti work, kundan, sequins, resham embroidery etc.
While thinking of grand destination weddings, velvet is one fabric to look out for. Leading designers have combined velvet with other fine fabrics like silk, chiffon, georgette, brocade, and net to design exquisite velvet lehengas. These lehengas are designed with right mix of velvet at the edges, hemlines, borders, or trimmings. Jacket style velvet lehengas is an outstanding trend to accentuate your beauty as a bride. Finely embellished velvet jacket over a voluminous lehenga make them so distinguished. You can prefer these jackets in any length from long to short.
These are some of the ideas to include the richness and grandeur of velvet in your ethnic outfits.