Stop Wearing Sequins And Try This Instead

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We’ve waxed poetic about the wonder that is velvet, and now that it’s party season, we’re onto a certain silhouette that’s perfect for making merry—the velvet dress. Its rich texture makes it an elegant alternative to sparkly sequins but no less festive, and a range of cuts from mini slips to tiered maxis mean there’s something for everyone, whether you’ve got an office party or a black-tie soiree on the docket. Here, 15 ways to incorporate this major trend into your holiday look at every price point.

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Party-Ready Velvet Dresses

Tiered-Ruffle Velvet Dress

$619

Raey

Julian Velvet Wrap Maxi Dress

$598

Diane von Furstenberg

Gemma High-Neck Velvet Dress

$575

A.L.C.

Shirred Velvet Mini Dress

$570

Maje

Kinsley Off-The-Shoulder Velvet Dress

$525

Rachel Zoe Collection

Velvet Mini Slip

$398

Fleur du Mal

Michelle Cutout Velvet Midi Dress

$395

Elizabeth and James

Ruffled Velvet Dress

$357

MSGM

Velvet Maxi Dress

$300

Reformation

Velvet Dress

$120

Mango

Dark Green Velvet Pleated Midi Dress

$88

Pixie Market

Crushed Velvet Cami Dress

$87

Warehouse

Velvet Wrap Dress

$77

Oasis

Crossover Velvet Dress

$50

Zara

Sofia Velvet Off Shoulder Bodycon Dress

$35

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