Saying that velvet is having a moment would be the cold-weather equivalent of proclaiming florals are in for spring: not exactly groundbreaking. Every winter, the plush textile creeps its way back into our wardrobe, finding a home on everything from booties to tops and blazers. But right now, we’re focusing on the one trend we’ve seen just about everywhere: velvet dresses.
Nothing against a traditional LBD or anything, but there’s nothing truly special about a black body-con dress, so why not upgrade your boring standby for something a little more luxe? Wear a velvet slip dress atop a chunky turtleneck at work, or throw a long-sleeved midi iteration on to shake up your usual date-night outfit. Here, 20 velvet dresses at every budget that we’re crushing on hard.