Five Foolproof Rules For Pulling Off Velvet

There were tons of inspiring velvet outfits on the Fall/Winter 2013 runways last February. Click through to learn how to make the trend work for you.

Ralph Lauren Fall 2013 RTW (Giovanni Giannoni for WWD), 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013 RTW (Thomas Iannaccone for WWD), Christopher Kane Fall 2013 RTW (Giovanni Giannoni for WWD)

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Formerly known as the go-to cloth of magicians and larpers, velvet has finally managed to ditch the "ye olde" stereotype and gain some serious fashion cred. Designers are sending it down their runways, models are wearing it off-duty and editors are buying it in bulk. Plush, luxe fabric is officially in.

But before you, too, jump on the velvet bandwagon, I suggest memorizing the five tips in the slideshow above. Each one will help you dodge the fabric's costumey pitfalls and come out looking like a street style star. Click through to master the look now.

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