Velour Revival

If you were around in the early 2000s, there’s a high chance you owned some matching velour loungewear. Brands like Juicy Couture made flattering styles in velour and velvet that often featured embellishments like rhinestones and decals on the backside, with low-rise fits that showed off midriff and belly.

Often targeted to teenagers and young women, the velour sweatsuit is perhaps the single most popular ensemble of theY2K era. Complete with Ugg boots and some blingy accessories, matching velour loungewear was the ultimate “cool girl” outfit.

Fast forward to today, and Y2K era wear has made a major comeback. Consumers scour thrift stores and resale apps like Depop, searching for the perfect “ugly-cute” styles that made the early 2000s so iconic. Perhaps it was the turn of the new millennium that pushed so many to make such daring and outlandish fashion choices, but whether it was up your alley or not, Y2K fashion was particularly maximalist and truly unique.

Today’s fashionistas search far and wide for the perfect low-rise flare jeans, rhinestone belts, tiny tops, baguette bags, and of course, the forever desired velvet tracksuit.

At XCVI, we’ve created the ultimate ode to the early 2000s with our mix and match velvet loungewear. We took the fabric and ensemble you know and love and made it our own. Sophisticated and modernized, this isn’t your teenage daughter’s loungewear.The Dakota Pullover gives a sexier take on your average sweatshirt. With a wide crew neckline, Dakota can be worn off shoulder for a hint of skin. Contrasting ribbed trim adds dimension, and a roomy yet curve-grazing fit takes this top all the way. Available in deep sky Bluestone, rich gray Griffin Pigment, navy Infantry Blue, and linear tie-dye emerald Karma Wash, Dakota sets the tone for creating your dream co-ord lounge set.

The Wallace Legging offers a contemporary take on the flared, low-rise drawstring velour pants of the early 2000s. With a mid/high pull-on waist, low-slung pockets, and a tapered and fitted cropped cut, Wallace is a flattering option for pairing with another velour piece on top. An updated, matured version of velour pants makes Wallace ideal for lounging and heading out and about. Wallace is available in Bluestone, Infantry Blue, and Griffin Pigment, and would look stellar worn in a monochrome velour look or paired with a complementary color.

An updated perspective on the cropped early 2000s zip-up hoodie, the Luella Hooded Jacket looks amazing layered over your velour outfit or worn as a top with the Wallace Legging. A longline, curved hem silhouette with ribbed side panels and a two-way central antique brass zipper, Luella is a beautifully modern option for recreating your favorite Y2K look. Available in the previously mentioned three cool-toned shades, your velour ensemble will be a far cry from the painfully pink and often overdone styles of the early 2000s. Instead, we’ve emulated the velour looks with a more wearable, accessible version.

The early 2000s were, after all, all about having fun with fashion. As a result, we saw self-expression reach a high point, with celebrities gracing the red carpet in dresses over jeans, fur boots, and tiny vests over babydoll tops. While not every early 2000s fashion moment was necessarily a winner, we can’t help but admire the bold joy felt in creating such out-of-this-world looks. So, we made our own, and we hope you love these velour separates just as much as we do.