This year when you walk into your holiday party expect to see at least half of the crowd wearing velvet. This trend is everywhere this holiday season and 13 year old Juicy track suit wearing me is thrilled. Don't worry though, just because everyone will be wearing velvet doesn't mean you shouldn't, it just means you should wear it better and I'm here to help.
Here's a few tips on perfecting this holiday seasons biggest party trend:
1. Go with a color or go home - velvet is one of the only fabrics I prefer NOT to wear in black. Give me a silk, leather or suede in black every day, but velvet is the only thing I'll allow to be brighter than my personality. Go for a hot pink for a gorgeous regal vibe or get some serious bonus points with an emerald velvet (emerald is one of my FAVORITE colors this winter btw)
2. Keep the accessories to a minimum - since your fabric and you are essentially going to steal the show, keep your jewels/bag/shoes on the quieter side. If you show up with a statement necklace and some over the top shoes with your velvet dress you may as well be Julia Roberts' friend from Pretty Woman, you know, the one who comes by the hotel to pick up money and doesn't end up shopping on Rodeo Drive with hot Richard Gere.
3. Don't be afraid to go with a jumpsuit - No one said you had to rock this trend as a dress, I'm PRO jumpsuit at holiday or NYE parties. Mostly because they're a super bold/chic alternative to a dress and an excuse to show your friends your boobs when they go to the bathroom with you and join you in the big stall so you can all go at once. I've linked mostly dresses below, but here's three of my must have velvet jumpsuits for your holiday or NYE party:
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