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

Raey

Julian Velvet Wrap Maxi Dress

Diane von Furstenberg

Gemma High-Neck Velvet Dress

A.L.C.

Shirred Velvet Mini Dress

Maje

Kinsley Off-The-Shoulder Velvet Dress

Rachel Zoe Collection

Velvet Mini Slip

Fleur du Mal

Michelle Cutout Velvet Midi Dress

Elizabeth and James

Ruffled Velvet Dress

MSGM

Velvet Maxi Dress

Reformation

Velvet Dress

Mango

Dark Green Velvet Pleated Midi Dress

Pixie Market

Crushed Velvet Cami Dress

Warehouse

Velvet Wrap Dress

Oasis

Crossover Velvet Dress

Zara

Sofia Velvet Off Shoulder Bodycon Dress

Boohoo