velour vs. velvet

by Edith Marucci

velour vs. velvet

velour vs. velvet
Velvet and velour are very similar  however velour is the best choice for comfort.
Velour
Velour was invented in France in the 18th century.  It looks and feels very similar to velvet, the main difference is that velour is  a knit fabric with a structure known as a pile knit. The pile knit are loops with the ends of the loops cut off giving it a very smooth feeling. Velour is stretchy while velvet is not. Velour is comfortable because it’s softness and warmth.  
Velvet
Velvet originated in China and was very popular during the Renaissance. It is a woven fabric with a structure known as the pile weave, the yarns are woven into loops in one direction. Velvet is not stretchy and is often used in more structured garments. 
Many people interchange the terms.  ali & edi always strive to find comfortable fabrics. Wearing our velour offers elegance with comfort.  Pair our items with staple pieces like jeans or a legging and add a touch of dressiness.
Don't forget to wear it with flair!
ali & edi


Edith Marucci
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