The Velvet Dress With A Leather Jacket


Feeling Festive In A Velvet Dress And Thigh High Boots

I’m sure you all know just how much I love velvet, if you don’t, where have you been? This dress is one that I have had for about a year and I’ve never actually worn it on my blog. I ended up misplacing it actually, and recently found it again, meaning I get to do a festive outfit with it. It’s always tricky knowing which party dress to go with, I even loved sequins and metallics (like some of these) but my trusty velvet definitely won out in the end.

I was wearing a Short Sleeved Burgundy Velvet Dress by Eight Sixty which I wore with some thermal tights and my Ted & Muffy Empress Boots. I added my ALLSAINTS Balfern Biker Jacket on top for some edge and warmth though, making it appropriate for New Year as well ass a Christmas party. I finished it off with a Topshop Black Velvet Choker and my Chanel Wallet On Chain Bag, to make it a little more classic. I think this is as close to double leather as I have gotten so far with the leather jacket and suede boots, but I actually really love the combination of edginess and femininity. What do you think of my outfit? I would love to know!


What I Was Wearing:
Dress – Eight Sixty (similar)
Boots – Ted & Muffy (similar)
Choker – Topshop



  1. Ali
    December 18, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    You look stunning Lorna xx

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:32 am

      Thank you!

  2. December 18, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Wow, I love this outfit on you Lorna! Great style and very classy/sexy!!πŸ’•β€

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:32 am

      Thank you so much!

  3. Michael
    December 18, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Spectacular outfit…!
    I love the burgundy velvet and the musketeer boots… very sexy!

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:32 am

      Thank you!

  4. Dmitriy Krasnov
    December 18, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Wow!!!! What a sexy outfit! It’s marvelous! Exciting boots and color combination. Beautiful hairstyle. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:32 am

      Thank you so much!

  5. December 18, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    Lorna, I think the velvet dress looks so beautiful on you… what a wonderful outfit for the holidays xox I love how you paired it with the leather jacket and the high boots… very pretty xox

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:33 am

      Thank you so much, Launna!

  6. December 19, 2016 / 1:21 am

    Cool outfit, the contrast in textures is great!

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:33 am

      Thank you!

  7. December 19, 2016 / 3:48 am

    oh my gosh, I love everything about this outfit!! I am so obsessed with velvet as well. I love the color and fit of your dress! It is perfect.

    Lee –

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:33 am

      Thank you so much!

  8. December 19, 2016 / 8:08 am

    I always like to add some colors to winter like red lipsticks, burgundy nails and wine shoes. Your look is really what I like for this season. So beautiful.

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:33 am

      Thank you!

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:37 am

      Thank you!

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:37 am

      So happy you like it!

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:37 am

      Thanks, Amy! You too!

  9. December 19, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    I loooved this dress! I also love velvet and this dress is really very festive – lovely color, fabric and style! I loved the boots and the biker jacket! You really look beautiful, the style is very feminine and perfect anytime, especially for this time of the year! And I wish you a very beautiful Christmas, may you have a lot of joy and happiness!

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:38 am

      Thank you so much, Denise! Really glad you like it and I wish you a beautiful Christmas too!

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:36 am

      Thank you so much!

  10. Travis Bird
    December 19, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    That’s genuinely stunning.

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:36 am

      Thank you!

  11. December 20, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Looks really cool, prefer it with the jacket on, very nice.

    • December 21, 2016 / 1:35 am

      Thank you!

  12. December 21, 2016 / 3:38 am

    That is a seriously wonderful colour for velvet.

    • December 22, 2016 / 11:41 am

      Thank you!

  13. December 21, 2016 / 7:10 am

    Wow Lorna, what a sexy combination. Such a sexy dress with those hot boots. You know I am more a wellies fan, but I do love these boots too. So perfect, especially with the jacket.

    • December 22, 2016 / 11:42 am

      Glad you like it!

  14. December 21, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    That dress is beautiful. πŸ˜€ You must have felt so frustrated when you couldn’t find it for song long?!

    I think it’s a perfect Christmas outfit. The velvet is so shiny and such a rich colour. I was a bit surprised to read that it’s burgundy though as I’m seeing it as something closer to a purple in these photos… But the colours are not always as accurate on my laptop as on my tab so that might be it… But if it really is a shade of purple then I like it all the more! πŸ˜€ Purple is second only to green in my list of favourite colours.

    The leather jacket and the boots look wonderful together and compliment the dress so well. This is easily my favourite of your velvet looks.

    • December 22, 2016 / 11:43 am

      Thank you so much, Steven πŸ™‚ So happy you like it! I think it’s a mix of purple and burgundy, it’s burgundy in some lights, but because it’s velvet it also shows up as purple as well, so it’s a mix of the two. Very cool! πŸ˜€

      I was upset when I couldn’t find it for so long that’s for sure. I remember last year when I wanted to shoot the outfit and couldn’t find it, I was devastated!

      • December 22, 2016 / 5:42 pm

        Oh no… I’ve just noticed the howler of a typo in the first little paragraph of my comment… “song long” πŸ˜€

        Ah, I see, yes that makes perfect sense to me that it’s different under different lights. πŸ™‚

        • December 22, 2016 / 8:50 pm

          I just noticed that too, I never did before, ha ha! Could be a new song title? Ha ha.

          • December 22, 2016 / 9:54 pm

            Who do you think should sing it? πŸ˜€

            • December 23, 2016 / 11:01 pm

              Lets go with Mariah Carey! Make it a classic D

  15. Alistair Littlejohn
    December 21, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    The dress is lovely but with the jacket you take your look to another level.

    • December 22, 2016 / 11:42 am

      Thank you!

  16. December 22, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    This dress is very pretty and I love your boots πŸ™‚

    • December 22, 2016 / 5:32 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

    • December 23, 2016 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you!

    • December 23, 2016 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you!

  17. December 23, 2016 / 11:45 pm

    I love it! You look beautyful, the dress fits you perfectly! kiss^^

    • December 23, 2016 / 11:50 pm

      Thank you!!

  18. December 25, 2016 / 1:17 am

    Wow Lorna, you look amazing! I LOVE the burgundy velvet dress, it looks incredible on you. This look is very foxy, and reminiscent of a chic ’90s look! I adore the boots, accessories, and dramatic lip colour too. These images turned out beautifully, and the poses are very strong. I love the picture where you suspend that jacket in the air, seemingly defying gravity!

    Love Saba xx

    • December 27, 2016 / 3:07 am

      Thank you so much! Glad you love it! That last shot was a happy accident that Adam said looked really cool, it was the end part of walking where my jacket flew up when I turned, so we tried to recreate it properly (not blurry) and it came out pretty cool!

      • December 31, 2016 / 9:44 pm

        Wow that’s amazing! I find that unexpected moments like that often lead to the best photographs, and you’ve captured the pose perfectly! xx

        • January 2, 2017 / 5:38 pm

          Thank you xx.

  19. December 25, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Merry Christmas, Lorna!
    This is another very beautiful outfit you have created πŸ™‚
    I loved this dress and the idea of a combo with a leather jacket!

    • December 27, 2016 / 3:11 am

      Thank you very much πŸ˜€

    • December 27, 2016 / 3:14 am

      Thank you!

  20. December 27, 2016 / 1:37 am

    I’m not too crazy about velvet, but it looks so beautiful layered with that leather jacket.

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • December 27, 2016 / 3:14 am

      Thank you so much!

    • December 27, 2016 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you =)

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