The Velvet Holiday Dresses We're Already Buying

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.