Nothing says we are ready for the holidays as much as velvet, that sweet, soft, luxurious material that really can make you feel as beautiful as you look. With the holidays upon us already and just a few days left to the New Year, it is just the right time to invest in some amazingly gorgeous velvet fashion pieces, from dresses to tops, skirts to shoes and handbags, with a modern taste or retro look; the only thing that matters is the fact that we bring in the velvet with gusto! We have scoured the online shopping racks and found some rather lovely velvet pieces for you to peruse and pick from, at different price points, but all with a holiday flair!
1. Velvet Mini Skirt With Side Cut-Outs
This Nasty Gal piece is gorgeous, sexy, and downright naughty with the mini hem, the slit up the side kept in place with triple bands and the zip down the back making it easy to pull on and off. It comes in navy velvet and has gunmetal dome button over its strappy design, the $68 skirt looking all the more appealing with platform oxfords and a silk shirt. Buy it here!
2. Velvet Summer Heels
They are in a blush velvet again and they look stunning, with the block heels and the ankle straps, the rounded toes and pin buckle fastenings, all making for an adorable finishing. This is the shoe worn by a lady, a young woman with a love for life and a special affinity for the summer. It is affordable at $44 USD and looks adorably versatile, to be worn on dates or just an everyday walk in the park. Buy this pair now on ASOS!
3. Miu Miu Velvet Shoulder Bag
This incredibly expensive but positively lovely matelassé velvet shoulder bag is available through MyTheresa.com and includes twist-lock fastening, a detachable shoulder strap, lining on the inside with fabric and an internal zipped pocket. The piece was for the fall and winter season but it can easily carry on into the spring and summer later on, the finishing made with crystal embellishments, a very feminine look overall.
4. Glamorous Bell-Sleeve Velvet Dress
The incredibly suave navy velvet of this dress is positively breathtaking, especially if you think to combine it with an over the knee pair of black velvet boots, a pretty scarf wrapped around the neck for added appeal. The dress in itself is the best find ever we can say, coming with an asymmetrical hem that pulls down more fabric across your backside. Keep a nude lip, add a gold ring and pull on some leather mules and you have yourself a Western meets Eastern gal that is ready to rock the night away. Also spotted on Chiara Ferragni, this luxurious velvet dress is available for purchase at Nasty Gal.
5. Forest Green Velvet Plunge Romper
Soft green velvet in a forest or deep sea hue, this halterneck with a deep front plunge and flared sleeves available for under $30 USD is the perfect romper to wear for the holidays, with a short hem, defined waist and choker style to really accentuate the open chest region. While rompers are not the typical look for a party, this and a few others on the list might make you change your mind. You can never go wrong with velvet, in any case. Buy this luxury piece on ASOS!
6. Gianvito Rossi Velvet Mary Jane Pumps
Gorgeous in eggplant colors, this velvet piece of art is sure to have your feet feeling like a million bucks, but for a fraction of that price! They are chic, they are sexy and they are designed for you to be able to comfortably wear them all day, despite the heels. Currently available with 40% off, you can shop this pair on Net-a-Porter!
7. Better Lace Than Never Velvet Crop Top
Black velvet is way too lovely and black velvet on a crop top with a white lace detailing along the edges simply takes our breaths away. It is of a lovely silhouette and looks amazing with a high waist stretch band bell-bottom velvet pants as well, elongating the body and bringing sexy back, retro style. It has a back zip to make it easy to wear, while the white lacing create bands at the edge and across the lower end of the top, along with on both ends of the straps over the shoulders, ensuring the lady wearing the piece will be looking amazing for under $50 USD! Buy it now on NastyGal.com!
8. Embroidered Velvet Short
A gorgeous pair of embroidered shorts in black velvet appears on the Free People lookbook and we cannot find a reason not to utterly fall in love with it. It is super plush and has a silk lining for extra comfort as you wear it out, the waist high and with an easy fit hidden closure. Furthermore, the white floral embroidery on the black background is beyond enchanting, drawing us in for a sexy rodeo ride. This can be yours as well for just under $100 USD, so head to FreePeople.com now!
9. Off-the-Shoulder Red Velvet Mini Dress
This off-the-shoulder velvet mini dress in red is gorgeous beyond belief and an exclusive item at that. It is also bringing in the season’s champion in elegance and sheer sophistication. It is a stellar party dress, meant for the lady who loves to dance in red, with a sweetheart neckline and softly rumbled sleeves, the shoulders creating a bow-like look. It has a totally vintage vibe to it, and would be perfect with a clutch and some heels for the perfect evening look. Christmas and New Year’s? We’ve got it covered with ease as we dance the night away listening to some Chris de Burgh. Matches Fashion is the retailer of this elegant velvet dress!
10. Rochas Velvet Mary Jane Flats
The Rochas brand is lovely and this awesome flat but chic piece can be found on Net-A-Porter for 30% off at the moment, which is a steal for this label. It is as elegant as heels in many ways, with the pointed toe doing much for the beauty of the footwear. It is crafted in Italy and is made out of velvet, the heels measuring about half an inch and the leather piping trimming really adding to the loveliness of it all. You can slip it on and off with ease and it looks great with everything from dressy trousers to sexy mini dresses.
11. Navy Blue Velvet Skater Dress
If you love bell sleeves, piping and skater dresses in one, mixed with velvet, short hems and plunging necklines, this navy look that is completely soft to the touch is the right little dress to brighten up the holidays. The empire seam accentuates the bust that sees a good amount of focus through the deep V cut on the neck. It has a fit and flare shape to it, and looks positively marvelous with its shiny effect, as if the night sky has been captured on a lovely little long sleeved outfit that is perfect for the winter months but that will require stockings and a scarf to cover up that large amount of exposed skin. For such a gorgeous piece, you only need to spend $44.00 USD, currently on sale from ASOS.
12. Embroidered Velvet Cropped Jacket
If we love the embroidered shorts, what is there not to love about a matching embroidered jacket in black velvet and white threading, the intricate works made all the more beautiful on the sleeves and along the back, appearing like uncanny works of art. It is all elegance and nobility here, with tuxedo style lapels only adding to its appeal. You can find this exquisite piece at Free People.
13. Printed Velvet Burnout Romper
Going sexy for the holiday season? Plan on being someplace really warmer, where baring your legs doesn’t cause problems with chills? The Nasty Gal burnout romper might be the perfect option to wear on a date, complete with velvet boots and a stunning rounded pair of sunglasses. The black velvet used here is complemented with a sheer floral burnout design in pinks and purples to create a rather spectacular work of art. It has a beautifully plunging neckline, a crossover design, a ruffle trim and goes really well with a leather belt in tan brown. Add a choker and a vampy pout and you are good to go!
14. Black Velvet Burnout Wrap Top
When you shop Free People, you know you will be getting something really cool, really retro and positively covetable. That includes the super luxe semi sheer silk blend crop top that shows off the midriff and seems about perfect for a stylish holiday barbeque party. It features an all over burnout velvet fabrication, with long and wide sleeves that are fastened at the wrists with tie closures. Even the waist is a wrap tie, which further adds to the retro aspect of it. And if you do not want it for yourself, we can imagine those around you positively thrilled to receive it as a gift! Just make sure to dry clean it instead of handwashing. Shop it now here!
15. Magic Velvet Brogues
Gorgeous crushed velvet shoes with lace tops and intricate designs that have a floral appeal to them appear here and we are completely and utterly in love! Between the rounded toe, the blush coloring, the topstitch trim and flat, contrast soles that have a slightly woody effect, we can clearly state that this is one of the best velvet imbued shoes seen of late, which would be the perfect pair to match with your daily outfits during the holiday season. And all for just $54.00 USD! Get this pair on ASOS!
Photos courtesy of Collage Vintage, Nasty Gal, ASOS