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Topshop, ASOS and Zara cash in on velvet catwalk trend

Retail Digital looks at some of the best catwalk-inspired velvet pieces to hit the high-street
 Velvet was a hot trend on the catwalks this year
It is almost time to crack out the festive party dresses and with luxurious velvet pieces dotted all over the Autumn/Winter 2011 fashion shows, there is no better trend to wear to add some glamour into your daily life. Big high-street brands such as Topshop, ASOS and Miss Selfridge have picked up on the trend and worked it into their new lines.
Retail Digital brings you some of the best offerings to wear velvet in any way, from the classic velvet dress to velvet headbands and glasses.
Velvet halter dress
 This sleeveless velvet halter dress in a crushed wine colour is the perfect addition to a cocktail at a Christmas party. This is going all out luxury and would look brilliant with bare legs and chunky heels.
Luxe quilted velvet sandals
Nail two trends in one with these beautiful quilted, velvet sandals. The gold stud details add a little sparkle and can be worn dressed down with thick tights and a big coat, or with an LBD for a night out.
Glitter velvet hot pants
For luxury on a budget, these velvet hot pants from New Look are glittery perfection. Add patterned tights and high heels for an amazing outfit.
Velvet glasses
These velvet glasses give a subtle nod to the velvet trend without being glaringly obvious. These are brilliant for quirky girls looking for individual accessories.
Oasis velvet and sheer dress
This beautifully feminine dress from Oasis mixes a sheer top with a velvet dress. Decorated with polka dots, another autumn/winter trend, this dress is a soft, girly take on what’s in fashion.
Skinny Velvet Alice Bands
Cute and quirky, these tiny Alice Bands come in dark sumptuous colours, perfect for sweeping your hair back on wintery, windy days.
Black Velvet Backless Dress
To go full out glamour, this backless dress from Miss Selfridge is sure fire way to look ridiculously hot on a night out. The tight velvet makes a change from the other body-con materials on the high-street at the moment, making you stand out from the crowd.
Written by: Natasha Nicole Waddon
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