Velvet is a contemporary collection of women’s t-shirts, easy dresses, and cozy trousers designed by Jenny Graham and Toni Spencer. The fabrics are soft and the silhouettes are softer, giving women a relaxed look that fits seamlessly into their wardrobes without sacrificing an ounce of femininity. In 2003 Graham and Spencer added a menswear line that reflects the luxury and ease of the women’s line. Comfort and style can go hand-in-hand when you shop at any of the boutiques and specialty stores in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Sydney, Toronto, and Tokyo that stock the Velvet brand.
Velvet tees are a far cry from average. Perfect for layering beneath cardigans or sequined jackets, these shirts threaten to steal the show from even your most statement-making pieces. Make the most of the tie-dye trend in “Sabiya” short sleeve scoop neck (shop.velvet-tees.com, $72), “Jody” oversized top ($92) or the colorful “Kylee” tank ($102) for a bohemian vibe that moves from city sidewalk to beach boardwalk in a flash. The “Zola” racer back tank ($116) is covered with swirls of silk soutache ribbon, providing rich texture that stands on its own or adds drama to a tuxedo blazer. The “Mianna” top ($75) has a flattering draped line that is at once chic and effortless. “Marilee” ($100) is your new dream button-down, with a slim and feminine fit that works under a jacket or un-buttoned over a tank.
Dresses by Velvet carry the same sensibility of easy and elegance as the tee shirts. “Nina,” a cap sleeved draped dress ($160) has an extravagantly embellished neckline built on top of easy grey cotton for a natural “high-low” fusion. The “Euna” belted drape dress ($130) is your new daytime LBD. Dress it up or down, but regardless the shape will slim and flatter the line of any body type. The “Gemsa” ($230) is a crisp white peasant dress accompanied with a thin leather belt. Toss it over your string bikini or wear it on its own with lace-up sandals and a straw tote. Sometimes there is nothing sexier than a cotton maxi dress. Try the “Aimee” on for size ($119). The tank shape and subtle stripe print make styling this piece simple! Or go on an adventure in tubing with the “Tamra” tube dress ($106). The bust-flattering twist at the strapless neck and the elastic drop waist bring this a step above your average throw-on-and-go piece.
The fact that Velvet doesn’t have a large selection of bottoms makes the two offerings they do have even better! Wear the “Allister Yoga” pant ($71) to your next session and feel the difference that the right active wear makes in your workout. Then show off your toned gams by slipping into “Ritzy” leggings ($55) and throwing on a tunic top.
Velvet tees and dresses belong in the wardrobe of any contemporary woman who values her comfort as much as she values her sense of style.