It’s not my fault, I swear, but every time I hear “crushed velvet” I think of leotards. I was a figure skater growing up (in South Florida…what gives) and ever since then, I’ve wanted nothing to do with the fabric when off the ice. But lately I’ve been seeing it worked into outfits that look more chic than costumey— and now, I’m just confused. Should I give crushed velvet a spin somewhere other than the skating rink? Ladies of STF, please weigh in!
And then there’s Chanel’s fellow supermodel Jessica Hart, who made this eggplant mini dress look relaxed, totally effortless, and dare I say it, chic.
To me, they look great, and surprisingly not like figure skaters (or gymnasts, I know you hear me, too!). But, sigh, it doesn’t mean that crushed velvet can’t still go wrong. For instance this dress of Scarlett Johansson’s could use a few more inches at the hem and the color could be dialed down from bright blue to a cool, dusty grey, don’t you think?