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.
Leopard print, but make it velvet.
A major slit for a major entrance.
You can't go wrong with a slip dress.
It doesn't get much more elegant than this.
We're so into this drapey neckline and skinny straps.
Pearls and velvet? A true holiday dream.
For the one looking for a velvet LBD.
Just add statement gold hoops.
We're so into this dreamy green color.
This pretty deep ruby color, though.
We love the idea of wearing this dress with sleek ankle boots.
Sheer sleeves are always a great option if you know the event will be packed.
Not to play favorites, but this dress is top-notch.
A vision in emerald.
Pair this affordable number with strappy gold heels.
Such an interesting metallic meets velvet fabric here.
All about that plunging neckline.
A wrap dress always lends a flattering silhouette.
Layer this with a polished black blazer and you're set.