This autumn/winter, its latest rival comes in the form of the little velvet dress - lvd if you will. And not your cheap, bodycon, lurex varieties that did the rounds on the high street around about this time last year. No, this a/w velvet is back with a resounding vengeance that looks set to stack some serious staying power. Jewel tones, laser-cut and gem adornments compliment the luxury alluring fabric.
The material's new guise goes beyond wardrobe rails with some pretty plush, velvety shoes worming there way into high-street stores and designer lookbooks alike. And soon enough, onto my shoe rack I hope.