Sure, your staple LBD will always hit the mark, but the slew of get-togethers and events we'll all be off to has got us singing praises for a more festive fabric. Whether you're hitting the office happy hour after work or vamping it up big time for a fancy holiday party, do as the celebs do and upgrade your basic black with a velvet texture. Or get velvet in jewel tones, as these lovely stars do.
This year, our velvet crush has crossed the line into timeless and scene stealing territory, and now it's blending IRL more than ever. From jackets and skirts to suits and boots, it's a statement fabric that will get you noticed—if you want to make sure it’s for all the right reasons, take note of these foolproof tips for wearing velvet, whether you’re bound for a full-on formal affair or something a little more low-key.
With so many options, this subtly shimmery soft fabric will truly give any outfit that extra oomph:
Lauren Reid. Velvet dresses are back with a vengeance: This season, though, they’re more fluid and feminine than before. Find them in an array of colors and silhouettes, and opt for something a little longer for a sophisticated, ladylike look just like how Lauren Reid does it. And to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the fabric, don’t over-layer your look.
Nadine Lustre. If dresses are not quite your thing, then opt for a velvet top paired with wide-leg pants. You can't get any more festive than when in full-on red a la Nadine.
Nicole Andersson. Bring on '90s feels by wearing a white tee under your chic velvet dress—Alicia Silverstone in Clueless realness!
Maja Salvador. Get creative and don't just reserve a velvet top for evenings out. Make it day-appropriate by pairing it with a gray skirt to make it a little more casual that's as arresting as it is simple.
Kathryn Bernardo. Ready to give the velvet trend a go? Achieve an effortless party-perfect look with a velvet jumpsuit velvet ensemble like Kathryn's that has totally got our hearts racing—and thinking of all the holiday parties we could wear this to.
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