A big part of the appeal of the velvet trend in recent fall and winter seasons is attributed to a few things: It's an easy way to make an outfit look fancier, it doesn't wrinkle, and it's a relatively affordable fabric. Also, it's perfect for holiday parties. In fact, it's perfect for many festive fall and winter occasions.
Lately, we've been on the hunt for the coolest holiday dresses—even better if they happen to be affordable. While everyone's idea of what's affordable is different, we're pretty sure that everyone can agree that $13 for a pretty velvet dress is a steal, but that's exactly what H&M is selling its Short Dress for. The mini fit-and-flare frock comes in four shades (three velvet and one glittery), each of them equally party-appropriate. All you need to do is throw on a black leather jacket (or faux fur, depending on your climate), some fancy flats or heels, and go.