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Holiday Dress Quest: 10 Velvet Dresses

Posted by Hafsa | Wednesday December 1, 20107 comments

It's that time of year again: we're in the hunt for gorgeous holiday dresses and glamourous accessories (otherwise known as our Favourite Time of the Year). We showed you how Gold Brocade is translating into holiday fashion, and now we're talking luxurious Velvet.

Emma Watson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Diane Kruger

Love it or Hate it, there's no denying that velvet is on trend this year. Exhibit A: Fall 2010 RTW Fashion Shows...

Nanette Lepore, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren

Take a look at some of the velvet dresses we spotted in stores...

Bebe Velvet Drape Dress US$149, Asos Selected Femme Velvet Dress US$89.65 (sale)

BCBGeneration Pleated Velour Dress US$78, Topshop Velvet Sequin Dress by Rare Opulence US$190

Charlotte Russe Fitted Velvet Dress US$26.50, Forever 21 Velvet Sequin Dress CAN$29.80

Velvet Strong Shoulder Dress US$65, The Limited Velvet Sweetheart Strapless Dress US$58.80 (sale)

Forever 21 Crush Velvet Scoop Neck Dress CAN$21.80/US$17.80, Betsey Johnson Crushed Velvet Dress US$258

Will you go for velvet this year?

*runway images via Style.com
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on December 05, 2010  Veronika Tkach said:


I am shocked that this look is coming back! I remember the early 90's, when crushed velvet was popular with a choker and dark lipstick, oh jeez I'm aging!

on December 02, 2010  Ali in Mexico said:

I do not like Ginnifer Goodwin's dress at all. Sorry. I think it looks really odd.

on December 01, 2010  mamaluv  STAFF said:

@curlysue10 - I wore a crushed velvet emerald dress to my Grade 12 Christmas party! I am very on the fence about this, but for other reasons. I find the fabric doesn't breathe well and collects lint like nobody's business. But I love the look, I will confess and am partial to the red Bebe one-shouldered number. Emma, as usual, looks stunning!

on December 01, 2010  jchang212  91 said:

I'm personally not a fan of velvet... I think I used to own a maroon velvet dress or top... oh and a pair of velvet pants! I don't know... I agree with Cathy.. the feel is just really odd haha

on December 01, 2010  curlysue10  6,741 said:

I wore a black crushed velvet dress to my high school commencement ceremony. My mom talked me into it because she said it looked so good; I however thought it was ugly but did not have time to shop for a more suitable dress (you know those times when you seem to search forever and then finally just buy whatever?) I have to admit it does fit like a glove, and it has a pretty gold trim. It has sat in the back of my closet ever since but good to know it's back in style!

on December 01, 2010  cathy3087  98 said:

Velvet is so luxurious looking, and I especially love Emma Watson's dress (she's been so stylish lately).

But I can't wear it myself because I can't stand the way velvet feels when you brush your hand against the grain....I cringe just thinking about it! Anyone else find this or am I crazy?

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