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‘Tis the Season for Velvet

Fancy, feel-good, and fuzzy af.

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Velvet dress from Reformation Photo: Reformation

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From quality time with family to a packed party calendar, there are tons of reasons to look forward to the holiday season (or dread it, depending). But as much as I love baking cookies and wrapping gifts, there’s one thing about the chilly winter months that excites me more than anything else: the free pass to wear velvet every damn day.

See, velvet is basically the Beyoncé of fabrics: It’s flawless. It’s fancy. It makes you feel fantastic. And while you can certainly wear it year-round — yes, even in the summer — it’s particularly appropriate for the holiday party circuit, when everyone’s bundled up out of necessity but still wants to look (and feel) a bit sexy.

Luckily, these days you can find velvet versions of literally everything you’d ever want to wear, from sneakers to slip dresses to snapbacks. Below, a few plush picks to get you started.

Topshop velvet suit
Topshop velvet suit

Topshop Velvet Suit Jacket, $140; Topshop Velvet Cigarette Trousers, $80.

American Apparel Velvet Violette Skater Dress, $58.

reformation velvet dress
reformation velvet dress

Reformation Chemise Dress, $248.

BaubleBar Clara Velvet Choker, $24.

Rebecca Minkoff velvet boots

Rebecca Minkoff Bojana Velvet 100mm Ankle Boot in Midnight, $150.

Charlotte Olympia Red Velvet Kitty Flats, $495.

Alice & Olivia bodysuit

Alice & Olivia London Velvet Lace-Up Bodysuit, $225.

Exclusive for Intermix Alex Velvet Shorts, $295.

velvet alexander wang jacket

T by Alexander Wang Velvet Bomber Jacket, $595.

Prada Velvet Platform Sandals, $825.

Herschel Dawson Backpack, $120.

Stuart Weitzman velvet boots

Stuart Weitzman Alllegs Velvet Over-the-Knee Boot in Bordeaux, $798.

Saint Laurent velvet bag

Saint Laurent Monogramme Kate Velvet Shoulder Bag, $1,990.