Velvet is synonymous with autumn/winter, and particularly party season dressing. It adds something a little bit extra to your regular partywear pieces without being as in your face as a full glitter ensemble. Silky smooth and super soft, velvet not only looks expensive, it's comfortable, which is a must for any Christmas or New Year plans involving eating and dancing into the early hours.
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Whether you're looking for a playful velvet mini dress, an ultra-cool velvet midi or a velvet blazer to bring your whole outfit together, we've found all of the best styles available online in suitably festive shades. From Marks & Spencer to Zara and Mango to ASOS, scroll on to shop our edit below.
Silk blend velvet blazer, £69.99/$149, Zara
The velvet blazer of our dreams comes courtesy of Zara this season. Pair with stand-out sequin trousers, leather-look leggings or a wide-leg jumpsuit.
Velvet ruched sleeve blazer, £69/$125, Marks & Spencer
Available in red or black, Marks & Spencer's velvet blazer would make a luxe finishing touch to any festive outfit. It has ruched sleeves and an effortless slightly oversized fit.
Free People Ashby velvet blazer, £190/$215, Harvey Nichols
Emerald green is always a winner at Christmas and Free People's Ashby blazer is thick enough to keep you warm if you're going out this winter.
Stretch velvet blazer, £299/$265, Ralph Lauren
For a tailored fit, go for this structured velvet blazer with a little stretch by Ralph Lauren.
Black velvet blazer, £169/$199, Massimo Dutti
Massimo Dutti does capsule pieces so well, and this relaxed velvet blazer is no different. It's a timeless addition to your winter wardrobe.
Dark green velvet wrap dress, £139/$167, Whistles
This velvet Whistles dress could be worn on any occasion from Christmas Day to your (likely low-key) New Year's Eve plans. Pair with your favourite ankle boots.
Noa velvet dress, £125/$192, AllSaints
A slip dress is always a fail-safe, and AllSaints' Noa dress can be dressed up with strappy heels or worn with chunky boots for added edge.
Rhode Ella belted velvet mini dress, £477/$565, Net-a-Porter
Rhode's signature Ella dress now comes in black velvet and it's an investment piece you'll wear over and over.
Oda velvet dress, £210/$298, Reformation
Reformation's velvet Oda dress has a romantic ruched bodice which flows into a flattering relaxed skirt. Stand out in the gorgeous sage green shade.
Black velvet tie-neck mini dress, £48/$89, River Island
We love the ruffle and tie-neck detail on River Island's velvet mini dress. Wear it with a pair of sparkly stilettos for the ultimate party outfit.
In The Style Exclusive velvet tie front ruched mini dress, £36/$60, ASOS
With its long sleeves, ruched skirt and drape detail, this velvet mini is super flattering. Accessorise with your favourite gold jewellery.
Collared velvet mini dress, £85/$110, & Other Stories
& Other Stories' Gucci lookalike velvet mini dress would pair perfectly with platform heels or fancy flats this Christmas.
A.L.C Brielle cutout crushed-velvet maxi dress, £500/$595, Net-a-Porter
Ooze glamour in A.L.C's inky blue velvet maxi. The side slit and open back balance the high neck for an understated sultry look.
Faye velvet puff sleeve mini shift dress, £149/$315, Hobbs
A shift dress is an easy style to wear all night, and this Hobbs mini comes in the perfect holiday season shade - deep burgundy.
Halterneck velvet jumpsuit, was £110/$160 now £77/$112, Boden
If you prefer trousers, or in this case a jumpsuit, Boden has this gorgeous one in black velvet, and it's on sale.
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