Looking for an ultra cool and stylish holiday party alternative to a dress? Try a velvet suit or tuxedo! It’s sleek, modern, elegant, and festive. Plus, you’ll end up with two gorgeous velvet separates that you can create amazing outfits with after the party. But we digress. If you’re new to the world of the feminine suit, or velvet, not to worry. There are plenty of ways to wear a velvet suit or tuxedo no matter what your style is. This holiday season, it will be the gift that keeps on giving.
Velvet is the perfect fabric for the holiday season. It’s luxurious, warm, and rich. It can be worn from when the leaves start changing color all the way to New Year’s. There are plenty of fabrics to choose from during the holiday season, but velvet is the clear winner. It oozes sophistication in a way that no other fabric does. Originally, it was only allowed to be worn by royalty and the upper classes! Although velvet is a lot more accessible today, it will still leave you feeling like a queen. Plus it has an amazing, plush hand feel and subtle sheen that make for the ultimate fabric combination. If you choose colored velvet, you'll be getting a wonderfully deep and nuanced hue. And black velvet is far from boring: the slight shine adds a certain warmth and touch of glamour to this otherwise serious shade. It's no wonder velvet keeps on coming back every winter.
Olivia Palermo's Green Velvet Suit
A Velvet Suit gives you more Looks than a Dress
Why choose a suit? It’s an excellent option to switch up the classic party outfit and add a feminine touch to the most traditional item in menswear. Most women wear dresses to holiday parties. You’ll stick out wearing a suit, but in the very best way. To choose a velvet suit is to make a strong and unique sartorial choice. Enjoy the attention and the comfort of your velvet suit. Remember that while some of the dresses surrounding you will only be worn on that night, you’ll be able to rework your suit throughout the whole season by styling your jacket and trousers separately. You’ll even be able to get away with wearing them to other holiday events!
More and More Female Celebrities are choosing to wear suits
Besides being unique, a woman in a suit is undeniably chic. More and more female celebrities are choosing to wear suits alongside their male counterparts at Hollywood events. But before that the feminine suit was made popular by strong females like Marlene Dietrich and Katherine Hepburn. And of course the phenomenon was glamorized by Yves Saint Laurent in the 70s with his iconic le smoking collection. Now it's a favorite look of stars like Shay Mitchel, Cara Delevingne, and Evan Rachel Wood. Why not join this league of powerful women by wearing their uniform of choice?
Shay Mitchel in a Blue Velvet Suit
Evan Rachel Wood's Red Carpet Blue Velvet Tuxedo
All it takes to pull off a velvet suit or tuxedo is a bit of confidence. And it will come as soon as you put on your suit. At sumissura you're able to submit your measurements with every order, so you know you'll get a perfect fit. Besides, the combination of a blazer and tailored trousers is more universally flattering than a dress (which we all know is one of the hardest pieces to shop for).
How about a Velvet Skirt Suit?
If you're interested in the idea of suiting up but you want to maintain a feminine feel, consider a velvet skirt suit. Not all suits have to be worn with trousers. With a skirt, you'll still look chic, elegant, and unique while being left with two amazing pieces you can wear over and over again at the end of the night. It's the best of both worlds: all the sophistication of a suit jacket with the flirtiness of a skirt. Plus, if you get warm throughout the night and want to take off your jacket you'll have a strong party outfit with your velvet skirt and top alone.
Cara Delevingne in a Velvet Blazer Dress / Velvet Skirt Suit
Fitting Hair and Make up
Another important thing to consider when wearing a velvet suit is your hair and makeup. Even if you’re opting for a more feminine-masculine contrast, you shouldn’t overdo your hair and makeup. An overly done hairstyle just doesn’t go with a velvet suit. Either leave your hair down (straight or with a soft wave is good), or tie it back in a sleek ponytail. As for makeup? Keep it simple. Either a bold lip or a subtle cat-eye will do the trick. Heavy eye makeup may end up looking too intense, especially if you’re choosing a dark colored suit.
A velvet suit is a smart investment piece if there ever was one. We applaud every woman who chooses one this holiday season.