The ultimate velvet guide


The ultimate velvet guide

This Winter season’s best-loved fabric? Velvet, of course. There is something utterly decadent, incredibly luxurious and beautifully comforting about velvet when the temperatures drop. At once chic and reassuringly warm, it functions equally well as elevated loungewear to snuggle in at home, as it does adding an instant dash of glamour to any going-out look. Here is our guide to how to wear velvet, with an edit of some of our favourite Galvan velvet outfits, from street style to party chic, casual to red carpet. Find your ultimate velvet dresses, jumpsuits, suits and cover ups to rock the velvet trend in style.

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Head-to-toe velvet outfit

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The epitome of cool & chic, Caro Daur is velvet perfection in our Winter Sun Suit in Hunter Green. A best-seller, this design combines soft tailoring with comfort, and has been reissued year after year by popular demand in new colour ways. From midnight blue to emerald, aubergine to ruby, and our original bold shade: golden mustard, it has become a Galvan icon for a reason.

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The velvet power suit

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The ever-chic Allison Janney wore the Winter Sun Suit in midnight blue for an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Empowered yet feminine, with a timeless cut that suits a variety of body types, this is our most versatile suit.

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The mustard velvet co-ord

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Nazanin Mandi starred in a VOGUE x MASERATI video campaign, in our Winter Sun Suit in Mustard velvet. Made from lush stretch velvet, this wraparound style flatters all shapes and sizes. The sash can be loosely tied or tightly cinched to create an hourglass silhouette.

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Rich jewelled shades of velvet

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Our signature corset jumpsuit has been reimagined in lush velvet. Emma, Marchionness of Bath, looks divine in the Aubergine version, a deep burgundy that is a perfect choice for Christmas parties and beyond.

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The velvet jumpsuit

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Peony Lim is picture perfect in our Ruby red Velvet Corset Jumpsuit. We think this is the dream outfit for a Valentine’s date night at home, a festive drinks party or an intimate birthday with friends.

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Velvet emerald all-in-one

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Charlott Cordes embodies velvety sensation in our emerald Velvet Corset Jumpsuit, at a Vanity Fair x Saks party in New York. When we can go to launch events again, we cannot think of a better outfit to return to the party scene in style.

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Girl power in a velvet jumpsuit

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We are big fans of Diane Kruger’s flawless style, and her new film 355, due to be released this year, looks like the ultimate girl power spy movie. Seeing her in our Aubergine Velvet Corset Jumpsuit in the film’s trailer makes it even more exciting!

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The velvet gown

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Jasmine Hemsley radiates joy in our Velvet Dress. Whilst this particular style is sold out, discover our Winter Floral Dress in Devoré velvet, in a lush shade of emerald, for a similar style.

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The hammered velvet dress

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Martha Hunt is a modern naiad in this Galvan blue velvet creation. Whilst this dress is now sold out, we have the midnight blue Nightfall Dress, for a mini take on this chic azure look.

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Long sleeved velvet dress

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Greta Gerwig looked so elegant in our Winter Palm Dress in velvet emerald at the premiere of her award-winning film Little Women. Shop our Winter Floral Wrap Dress for a similar take on this classic look.

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The strapless velvet gown

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We love Renee Elise Goldsberry in our Frosted Gown, a long black dress crafted in the finest black velvet, accented with a silver border at the strapless neckline. Glass of Champagne optional.

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Fresh green velvets

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Jennifer Hudson gave a flawless performance in this mint velvet Galvan creation. May we suggest a chic cover up like our Winter Floral Cover-Up to attend her next concert, or enjoy it from the sofa in the meantime?

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The sheer velvet jumpsuit

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A Galvan muse, the ever-stylish Gwyneth Paltrow gave her name to one of our best-loved jumpsuits, after she debuted it in LA in 2015. The all-black version is available now, if you love this look.

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Plunge high-neck velvet jumpsuit

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Madeline was super-chic in this high-neck version of our Velvet Plunge Jumpsuit. Discover all our velvet jumpsuits, now online and in store.



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Alizé Wilkinson


Alizé manages communications and content at Galvan. Over the past 12 years, she has worked in the fashion, jewellery and arts worlds, following a stint as a writer for Le Monde. Born in France, she lives in London with her British husband and two toddler daughters. As well as a growing collection of slip dresses, Alizé collects embellished knitwear, vintage textiles and international magazines. Her other interests include Marc Chagall, Gustave Flaubert and periwinkle hydrangeas.

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