It’s never a bad idea to prep your holiday party circuit sooner than rather. The season of festivities and glitz calls for outfits that are most likely a little more formal than your everyday outfits. Well, the easiest way to accomplish all your party looks this holiday season is to stock up on velvet dresses, a holiday-ready fabric that’s timeless and gets chicer every year.
Today we’re sharing an assortment of styles from little black dresses in the luxe material to long-sleeve options with the chicest details sure to keep you warm. Whether you plan to style the dress with sparkly statement heels and earrings dripping with diamonds or a pair of cool (and comfortable) block-heel boots with layers of gold necklaces, these are the dresses to have on our radar—we already do.
To make your holiday shopping easy, we’ve browsed our favorite sites to bring you the best selection of velvet holiday dresses available this season. We have brands like For Love & Lemons, Frame, and Cinq à Sept to thank for always designing the coolest dress silhouettes in the season’s most popular fabric. We suggest getting ahead of the online shopping crowd by squaring away your festive wardrobe essentials now before all of your friends do (we did all the digging, so all you have to do is select your favorites!).
Be sure to let us know how you’re styling your new textured dress by using the hashtag #WhoWhatWearing on Instagram. Enough with the words, though; scroll down to find your next holiday party look.
Velvet Carissa Dress ($268)
Simplicity at its finest.
Reformation Suzanne Dress ($278)
Oh, Reformation, you always know how to nail a party look.
Rotate Number 1 Paisley Velvet Dress ($460)
Velvet, but make it paisley print.
1. State Ruched Velvet Blazer Dress in Rich Black ($149)
This velvet piece is the holiday's answer to your classic blazer dress.
Amanda Uprichard Joaquin Dress ($290)
This color is perfect for your next festive fiesta.
Marée Pour Toi Floral Print Long Sleeve Trapeze Dress ($159)
It's called a "winter floral."
Michael Lo Sordo Jessica Strapless Velvet Minidress ($540)
Match this LBD with strappy heels for the ultimate glamorous look.
Tahari Velvet Long Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress ($138)
We're no DVF, but we love a good wrap dress.
Rotate Birger Christensen Ruffled Organza-Trimmed Velvet Midi Dress ($530)
Obsessed with this unique dress design.
Vince Camuto Velvet Off the Shoulder Dress ($158)
This off-the-shoulder look is so chic.
Urban Outfitters Sunny Velvet Empire Waist Mini Dress ($59)
The '90s vibes are strong here.
Mango Glitter Velvet Dress ($130)
The subtle glitter details here make this dress so festive.
Lovers + Friends Norton Minidress ($190)
Not to play favorites, but this dress is top-notch.
Alex Evenings Side Ruched Velvet Cocktail Dress ($169)
This beautiful blue hue, though.
Jill Stuart Velvet Deep V Gown ($465)
A vision in emerald.
Les Reveries Bow Shoulder Velvet Mini Dress ($630)
Italian girls have deemed pink the color of the season, and we have to agree.
Nicolas Gathered Party Dress ($598)
Velvet looks even better ruched.
Kiyonna Cara Crushed Velvet Wrap Gown ($148)
Can we wear a gown to a cocktail party?
Off-White Velvet Stretch Dress ($790)
A wrap dress always lends a flattering silhouette.
Standards & Practices Millie V-Neck Stretch Velvet Fit & Flare Dress ($104)
The bow is the perfect addition to any holiday dress.
Up next, shop our favorite heels to elevate your next holiday look.
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aleksija Vujicic.
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