Party Dressing: Touchable Textures

‘Tis the season for parties! When you’re planning what to wear, think about this: Texture.

You’re all crowded in the kitchen, someone touches your shoulder as they skootch through to the bar set-up. They say, “Oooohhhh, is that velvet?”

I can’t get enough of velvet right now. The way it catches the light, the soft-stiff play of the fibers when you rub it. The colors are richer, more complicated. And it’s warm, which is critical for east coast winters. I also love to wear it to parties. Festive and touchable.

Layering texture for holiday and party outfits

Layering texture for holiday and party outfits

Suede works, too. As does mohair, silk, leather. Better yet, combine two or more major textures for tactile and visual appeal. Go with a monochromatic approach to texture layering for a more refined look, or splash colors together for high drama.

Rich texture in the same palette gives a luxe look

Rich texture in the same palette gives a luxe look

Enjoy the winter holiday season and be prepared to be popular at the parties!

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One thought on “Party Dressing: Touchable Textures

  1. True story. Even if you’re wearing all the same color, having different textures really makes it unique and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes (and senses as you mentioned!)

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