The dress code for holiday parties is often open to interpretation, which can leave you to wonder (and stress, let’s be honest). You want to look festive but not over the top. Even more, you want to look stylish without a whole lot of effort. Whether you’re veering cool and casual or full-on glam, a certain hero piece can do the work for you—the velvet top. The effect is always ultra-luxe whether teamed with denim, cropped trousers or a skirt. In a range of hues and cuts, the pièce de résistance works for every mood and sensibility. Here, our party-perfect edit at every price point.