Ways to Wear Velvet: Red Dress 3 Ways

Buffalo Exchange Astoria Ways to Wear Velvet Dress

Written by Mallory Tyler, Styled by Morgan Boyle, Buffalo Exchange Astoria

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you know that velvet is the new fabric of our lives. But how to wear it without feeling overdressed? From grunge to glam, these 3 ways to wear a velvet dress offer something for everyone. It’s all in the styling.

On the Edge

For a punk look, pair your red velvet dress with a leather moto vest, lace-up boots and a black leather bag. Top it off with layered silver necklaces and you’re ready for a night out to see your favorite band. This is one of our favorite ways to wear velvet!

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Sport Classic

If velvet dresses feel a little too dressed up for daytime, go for a sweet 70s look. Layer a crop top and a bomber jacket on top of your dress, then pair with an old bowling bag. This is a great way to wear velvet for a day on campus or a coffee and shopping date with a friend!

Buffalo Exchange Astoria Ways to Wear Velvet 70s Sport

Red Velvet Glam

Need a quick New Year’s Eve look? Your velvet dress can handle that, too! Simply pair with a luxurious faux-fur lined jacket and elegant accessories like a silver choker and vintage-inspired T-strap heels. Add tights and you’re set to ring in 2017 in style!

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If the holidays have left you feeling a little cash-poor, mixing your staple pieces up through creative styling is a great way to extend the life of your wardrobe. Three outfits for the price of one? Yes, please. You may not think of a red velvet dress as a versatile basic, but it can lay the foundation for almost any look. Any way you slice it, you can’t go wrong with this red velvet staple!