Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Velvet Looks of Sophistication

Looking chic in secondhand clothes is beautiful, especially when you create your personal style with comfort and does not involve dressing like a follower of fashion trends. I no longer follow trends, but it is important that I look beautiful and chic in the amazing new or gently used clothing I acquire. Therefore, when I do stumble on prior years’ trends for little to nothing it is a satisfactory moment, like plush velvet, a fall 2010 fashion trend.

Velvet is a fine fabric. It has the look of luxury and sophistication and the feel of soft fur. As you can see from these beautiful velvet cocktail dresses, it embody elegance. These dresses are versatile and are made of polyester, rayon, spandex and silk blend, so they are very comfortable to wear and not the regular stiff and warm velvet that most people steered clear of or wear only in cold weather. To achieve a stunning and stylish look when wearing velvet, do not wear it from head-to-toe or you will look outdated, so keep it simple with minimum accessories, mix it with other fabrics, and always show some skin.
Black and Gold Cocktail Dress
This exquisite black and gold cocktail dress features a sleeveless empire waist with plunging double V-neckline at front and back. Top bodice is black velvet and skirt is gold, black and white metallic brocade with front center-inverted pleat. The empire waistline, inverted pleat, and hemline all have black and gold ribbon trim accented with a beautiful center-matching bow. Back has hidden zipper with hook and eye closure. Dress is without size tags but looks like new and is in perfectly new condition. To purchase or view more of this dress please click on the link blow:
  Black and Pink Spaghetti Straps Stretch Velvet Cocktail Dress
Flaunt your figure and show off your silhouette in this sexy form-fitting rich velvet cocktail dress. It features pink spaghetti straps, pink and black padded cup bodice, contrasting black lace trim at bust, and an empire waistline with rounded pink satin band and matching center bow. This gorgeous black classic is chic, comfortable and stretchable. It stops at mid-calf and has a rear zipper, hook and eye closure, and is in incredible new condition. To purchase of view more of this dress please click on the link below: http://thriftychicshop.ecrater.com/p/11054582/black-and-pink-spaghetti-straps-velvet
Talbots Black Velvet Strapless Cocktail Dress

 
This stunning strapless velvet cocktail dress with boned bodice is simply elegant. The waistline is accented with three satin ribbon bands and a beautiful center jewel brooch. The back has a hidden zipper and hook and eye closure. The fully lined A-line skirt falls below the knees and exposed black tulle.
Dress is in good condition and looks like new. To purchase or view more of this dress please click on the link below:  http://thriftychicshop.ecrater.com/p/11054505/talbots-black-velvet-strapless-cocktail

3 comments:

Wendy Ewurum (Fabulosity) said...

I simply adore the last two dresses, C. I'm off to gym hahaha. Well done, you have such fantastic style.

C. Agatha said...

Thanks Wendy! I like them all, but the black and gold cocktail dress is my favorite. It looks even more beautiful in person then in the picture. It is the epitome of elegance and I not sure if I want to sell it and if I did, how much to sell it for, and this is why I have not listed it at my store.

Are there any good thrift stores in South Africa?

Wendy Fabulously said...

I've been looking here in JHB so I'll let you know soonest. I saw a place this morning with the most devine old costume jewellery. They were closed but I mean to go there tomorrrow. A friend told me of a fantastic place in Zambia though. That's a holiday trip i'm sure.

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