Soft, simple, and oh so sleek – this winter I’m crushing on velvet, and as it seems, so is everyone else.
For us 90’s kids, we’re relieving our childhood with the return of velvet, especially this holiday season where Christmas dresses are being made in the fabric just like back in the good ‘ole days of puffy, sparkly, sheer holiday dresses, you know, the one’s we all drooled over as six year olds shopping in Macy’s with our mom’s, or for others, had no choice in wearing. Whether your memories of velvet be cherished or better off forgotten, embrace this seasons sleekest style and give velvet another go, with pure comfort and effortless elegance, you certainly won’t regret it.
Featured in this post is a velvet dress found at Free People. Here I’ve paired this simple velvet dress with black tights and a set of black booties I scored on Cyber Monday at Target for 55% off! Worn around my neck is a wrap style choker adding a little bit of edge to this classic holiday look. This style is the perfect mark between casual and dressy as you could wear this look to a holiday party or dinner with your girlfriends.
Let the search for the perfect velvet pieces begin, check out some of these great stores (H&M, Lulu’s, Charolette Russe, Express, Nordstrom an Macy’s) for affordable go-to velvet styles, and never again question the potential of velvet.
Photos Courtesy of Annie Paoletti Photography