From being the fabric of choice for royal clothing in the past to finding its way into our grandma’s home decor and cushion covers— it’s safe to say that velvet is pretty versatile. Every year as the temperature drops, this luxe fabric crawls out of its fashion limbo and makes its way into our wardrobes. Along with being winter-ready, the sheen of velvet makes it perfect for the upcoming festive season. And turns out, it looks stunning as a suit! Need some inspo? Here are some of our favourite celebrities who have recently been spotted wearing gorgeous velvet suits and blazers:
1. Daniel Craig
Steering away from traditional tailoring, Mr Bond turned heads at the No Time To Die premiere. Daniel Craig paired his double-breasted fuchsia Anderson & Sheppard blazer with a crisp white shirt, black trousers and a bow tie.
2. Tom Holland
Tom Holland brought the glam to a recent red carpet event in a luxe brown velvet BOSS suit paired with rose-tinted sunglasses.
3. Rajkummar Rao
Slick and sophisticated, Rajkummar Rao’s wedding reception suit by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna featured midnight blue velvet and a stylised satin lapel. We can’t get over that perfect fit!
4. Penn Badgley
Penn Badgley took the monochrome route and paired his velvet Armani suit with a matching turtleneck for his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
5. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson posed for the paparazzi in an aubergine velvet suit by Ralph Lauren during the premiere of his new Netflix movie Red Notice.
6. Prince William
Prince William made a statement in his pre-wore green velvet blazer by Reiss paired with a black turtleneck for the Earthshot Prize ceremony.
7. Jamie Dornan
Chasing away our midweek blues, Jamie Dornan made his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in a blue velvet David ThomasX suit paired with a light t-shirt.
10. Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield stole our hearts in an orange-brown velvet Paul Smith suit when he made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote his new movie Tick, Tick… Boom!
8. Jared Leto
Sporting two showstopping velvet ensembles for the House of Gucci premier, Jared Leto’s mustard and cerulean Gucci suits live in our minds rent-free.
9. Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak
The Silk Sonic duo Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, performed their new single ‘Smokin Out the Window’ at the 2021 AMAs wearing fiery red velvet Gucci suits.
11. Taylor Swift
It’s Taylor’s world, we’re just living in it. The singer-songwriter attending the premier of All Too Well: The Short Film in a purple velvet Etro suit featuring bright-gold buttons.
12. Gwyneth Paltrow
We love a good throwback! Gwyneth Paltrow recreated her 1996 velvet Gucci suit moment for the 2021 Gucci Love Parade.
13. Halle Berry
If plain velvet isn’t exciting enough, take inspiration from Halle Berry’s Veronica Beard suit and opt for floral velvet.
14. Sandra Bullock
Purple seems to be the winning colour this season! Sandra Bullock looked regal in a Temperley London velvet suit as she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote her new Netflix film The Unforgivable. “I look like Prince and I’m okay with that,” she said.
Images via: Instagram and Pinterest