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May 26, 2019 1 min read

Velvet is so soft and luxurious and is a must this winter. Whether it's a blouse, coat or a stunning dress it's so soft and cosy to wear.

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. By extension, the word velvety means "smooth like velvet." Velvet can be made from either synthetic or natural fibers.

Velvet is woven on a special loom that weaves two thicknesses of the material at the same time. The two pieces are then cut apart to create the pile effect, and the two lengths of fabric are wound on separate take-up rolls. This complicated process meant that velvet was expensive to make before industrial power looms became available, and well-made velvet remains a fairly costly fabric. 

Because of its unusual softness and appearance as well as its high cost of production, velvet has often been associated with nobility. Velvet was introduced to Baghdad during the rule of Harun al-Rashid by Kashmiri merchants and to Al-Andalus by Ziryab. In the Mamluk era, Cairo was the world's largest producer of velvet. Much of it was exported to Venice(where it spread to most of Europe) King Richard II of England directed in his will that his body should be clothed in velveto in 1399.

We have some beautiful velvet pieces this season and the colours are so deep and rich. 

Sass xx  


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Size Chart

All clothing at Sass Boutique is standard Australian Sizing. Please use the below as a general guide as we stock a range of labels that may vary in size. If you are unsure which size to purchase, please get in contact and we will be able to assist you further. Please check our returns policy before purchasing.

 

AUS
Size
Bust
Waist
Hips
6 XS
80 cm
61 cm
86 cm
8 S
83 cm
66 cm
90 cm
10 M
86 cm
71 cm
95 cm
12 L
91 cm
76 cm
100 cm
14 XL
96 cm
81 cm
105 cm