Hello, December. And, 2019, we see you coming up on the horizon!

This is one of the most festive and joyous times of the year! The velvet trend is always so in style during this season and the coming of the new year. Whether you are dressing up to go out or finding a look to keep it casual, I find that velvet can always add that next level of elegance to your outfit, and you can pair it with just about anything.

The power of velvet in fashion is so strong right now because it is versatile. Incorporating this unique fabric into your outfits will surely make you stand out! This is my Velvet Celebration lookbook and a style guide on three different ways to wear your velvet this season and into the new year! Here’s how to style your leotards into dressy or casual looks that you can totally pull off coming into 2019.


This fierce and flexible look can be dressed up with heels or made casual with sneakers. You decide! The black velvet leotard is a staple piece that can truly be put with any color in the rainbow and still stay on trend. Accessorize by adding some fun sunglasses and hoop earrings to complete this outfit!

“It’s a New Era in fashion, there are no rules”

– Alexander McQueen

CityScape Vibe

A fashionable white-on-white styled outfit is sure to make a statement! Pairing two like clothing colors atop each other meshes top and bottoms perfectly. This is a very classic statement look that has always been in style. Now, you have a canvas to add whatever accessories that compliment your personal style!

“A girl should be two things, who and what she wants!”

– Coco Chanel

Angel Wings

This look can be transformed to incorporate all your fashion faves! Layer your favorite leotard with a classic cut T-shirt underneath and a leather skirt on top. Velvet and leather are complementary fabrics, and both are sure to make you stand out! Don’t forget to complete the look with your favorite jewelry!

“Happy Girls are the prettiest!”

– Audrey Hepburn

Instagram it! Write down your New Year’s resolutions. 2019 is right around the corner! We would love to see how you style your new year! Tag me (@royalcouturexo) and Showstopper (@goshowstopper) on social media with the hashtag #RoyalCoutureXshowstopper if you try any of these looks!


Christy Lyn

P.S. All of the leotards pictured are my own design! If you want to use them for your own fashionable 2019 looks, check out RoyalCoutureXO.com to get your own!

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Christy Lyn is a ballerina, model, designer, and choreographer. She started dancing at a very young age and currently choreographs and trains in multiple styles of dance with a focus in ballet. Her choreography work has debuted at the Lincoln Center in the Youth America Grand Prix Gala, “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow.” Christy walks and dances in fashion shows for national and international designers at LAFW and NYFW. She is also the unstoppable designer and founder of the chic dance fashion brand Royal Couture.