At Velvet by Graham & Spencer, we’re admittedly a little obsessed with fabrics. In fact, you could call us fabric fanatics, because we’re that focused on top-quality, luxuriously soft textiles that feel like home. That’s why we make sure that each and every one we use is long lasting and top notch -- and it’s why we’ve compiled a handy fabric guide that breaks down the recurring textiles you’ll find within the Velvet brand. These touchable classics are mainstays in our rotating collections, and they’re one more reason to fall in love with our casual-luxe sense of style.
Favor the feel of cotton? So do we. Our gauzy whisper designs are made with the lightest textured cotton with a hint of spandex for flattering stretch and effortless draping. Similarly, our cotton slub is constructed with softly textured jersey cotton for a worn-in vintage look that’s perfect for layering. Cotton voile is the ideal solution for sun-drenched days with its semi-sheer finish that only gets softer with age, while our cotton gauze elevates our whispery fabric with its signature warp and weft.
Our 100% linen-knit designs pair natural, breathable linen fibers with a slightly slubby texture for a crisp finish and soft touch that feels great against the skin. Prefer a more fluid approach to fashion? Opt for our stretch jersey separates. Made with a dynamic blend of rayon and spandex, these designs create beautiful silhouettes thanks their skilled drapery, ease of movement and overall figure flattery.
Challis refers to our 100% rayon designs. This diaphanous fabric is perfect for tops, dresses and pants alike thanks to its light feel, silky-soft finish and unrivaled fluidity that make draping a breeze. Alternatively, our crepe apparel is made with a blend of viscose and elastane that’s slightly heavier and more opaque. Our cozy jersey designs offer a cashmere-like softness that’s enhanced even further with breathability. These are your go-tos for streamlined layering thanks to their lighter weight (which means no unwanted bulk).
What’s most important, however, is how our fabrics feel. We only source textiles that are cozy against your skin for covetable style you’ll want to live in. From our fine baby jersey in 100% cotton to the silky softness of our shrink-resistant cotton-modal blends, there’s no shortage of fabrics to add to your capsule wardrobe.
Use our guide to fabrics to get acquainted with our well-selected range of textiles, and treat yourself to the luxe feel of Velvet by Graham & Spencer designs
100% cotton - A super fine, super soft jersey. This cotton classic is warm and insulating and thanks to the stretch quality, it's the perfect figure hugger and has plenty of movement.
50% cotton 50% modal - A light as a feather, soft textured cotton. We love it because it retains its silky softness year after year, wash after wash. It never shrinks nor fades
thanks to the modal blend.
92% cotton 8% spandex - The lightest of light weight textured cottons. This floaty gauze with a hint of stretch is the perfect material for our signature fluid drapery.
100% cotton - A softly textured jersey cotton. Crafted with threads of varying widths
which creates irregularly placed "twists" for the long-loved worn-in vintage look.
Makes an exceptionally comfy layering fabric.
96% Rayon 4% Spandex - A true gem, this fabric creates beautiful silhouettes thanks
to its drapery and movement. It's also forgivingly stretchy which flatters every figure.
The best news? It never wrinkles.
100% linen. What’s not to love about linen? A natural, breathable fiber with a slightly slubby texture which gives it a touch of tactility and makes it feel great against the skin.
100% rayon. A wonder fabric that’s as a light as a feather and silky soft to the touch.
With a diaphanous look, it’s unrivaled fluidity and drape makes it perfect
for tops, dresses, and pants.
100% cotton. A timeless cotton classic: it’s incredibly soft and sometimes has a little
barely there sheer. A highly practical and lightweight fabric that only gets softer
and better with age.
100% cotton. Beyond lightweight, this is basically a whisper fabric which makes it the ideal candidate for hot weather attire. Thanks to the construction of the warp and weft, it has a subtle vintage-y texture and is extremely smooth against the skin.
97% Viscose, 3% Elastane. This is a sophisticated opaque fabric with a subtle weave texture. It’s a slightly heavier weight than our Challis which gives the fabric a graceful drape and makes it hang off the body like a dream.
49% Polyester, 46% Viscose, 5% Elastane. There’s a reason we call this cozy, it’s the first word that comes to mind when the fabric meets skin. With a cashmere-like softness, it’s super breathable and a great layering option thanks to the lighter weight, which means no bulk (very important).