Two Takes on Holiday-Ready Velvet
Traditionally velvet is the kind of go-big-or-go-home festive fabric that’s reserved for evening—particularly around the holidays. And while a crushed velvet suit or dress is high-impact after hours, we’re endorsing velvet for the day, too: It looks sharp when mixed with other textures like leather, silk, and even denim—just don’t overthink it. Here, we break it down for you, whether you’re a bit texture-shy, or ready for a masterclass.
- A Little Opulent velvet accessories are the perfect companions to a pretty silk dress. Layer them on as you see fit—this wrap choker, rendered in a barely-there blush, could easily look like a part of the dress, while color-blocked pointy flats in an appealing combination of aubergine, bordeaux, and dark brown goes with pretty much anything.
- Photo courtesy of Tyler Joe.
Open Back Dress M’oda ‘Operandi, $2,475
Wrap Choker Saks Fifth Avenue, $160
Rose Lip Polish goop, $15
Teardrop Cuff goop, $670
Velvet Clutch Saks Fifth Avenue, $2,790
Manu Velvet Flats M’oda ‘Operandi, $795
- A Lot Think of velvet as silk’s lush, cold-weather-friendly cousin—a robe dress is the ultimate statement piece. (Plus, imagine how comfortable you’ll be.) The key to nailing it? A flash of skin in the form of a strappy sandal and the enduring simplicity of a single pearl stud.
MICHAEL LO SORDO
V-Neck Velvet Side Slit Dress Browns, $979
STONE AND STRAND
Pearl Spiral Earring Stone and Strand, $90
Baby Love Balm
Lip + Cheek Tint goop, $32
Velvet Clutch goop, $895
Clarita Velvet Sandal Heel Bergdorf Goodman, $695