While Juicy velour jumpsuits have come and gone, velvet both crushed and sumptuous is here for the holidays in a big way. I drew style inspo from some of my favorite celebs: Jessica Alba, Emma Roberts and Nicole Richie.
Jessica’s tea dress (above, left) has a wonderful cut that really compliments her awesome bod (Let’s be real, she could wear a paper bag and look hot). The deep “V” neckline is just the right amount of show while she balances out the sexy with black tights. Her look in my opinion is actually quite conservative; her accessories are minimal and rightfully so due to the print and color of the dress. Emma’s long sleeve purple number (above, center) contrasts the red hues in her hair nicely. I don’t mind that she’s showing off a little leg in the winter, this is LA after all! The color of Nicole’s dress (above, right) is very luxe and the mod retro cut works on her petite frame. She didn’t need any jewelry because of the subtle, almost regal, adornment at the collar.
Velvet is a difficult fabric to wear tastefully and fashionably so it’s important to remember two things, cut and color. I love the fabulous jewel tones represented in all three dresses. Velvet does well with rich color, which compliments the holiday season wonderfully. Cut will depend on your body type, but who said your velvet needs to be in the shape of a dress?
Gypsy Junkies embraced the velvet trend in a unique way. This Gypsy Trench (above, left) and Gypsy Junkies Velvet Bossom Tunic (above, right) are great ways to incorporate velvet into your winter garb without completely committing to the textile.
If you’re feeling adventurous Nasty Gal has a ton of velvet pieces this season. Forget the ugly Christmas sweater this year and shop the Zipped Velvet Bustier (above, left) or the (above, right) Medina Velvet Dress (surprise low back) to turn heads at any holiday soirée.