Winter Essential: Rich Velvet Pieces Perfect For Holiday Dressing

Perrie Samotin
Winter Essential: Rich Velvet Pieces Perfect For Holiday Dressing
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When it comes to tracking the ebb and flow of trends, there are few that manage to stand the test of time quite as well as velvet (Proof: The material has been around since the Middle Ages, and we’re still wearing it). While it never exactly goes out of fashion, it does seem to come and go on designer’s radars, with many either avoiding or embracing the rich material depending on the season.

For Fall/Winter 2012, velvet was fully embraced, as a number of designers including Altuzarra, Gucci, Carven, Tadashi ShojiRebecca Taylor, Diane von Furstenberg, and Lanvin espoused the the plush life and sent a variety of velvet looks down the runway in strikingly modern ways. While some incorporated the royal material into tailored silhouettes like structured blazers and slim trousers trousers, others played off velvet’s inherently regal nature with flowing evening skirts and dresses. Either way, we’ve got a serious crush on velvet this season, and highlighted 20 must-have pieces perfect for adding a touch of luxe into any winter look.

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Click through the gallery to shop 20 royally chic velvet pieces!

AG Adriano Goldschmied Skinny Crushed Velvet Leggings,  $225; at Neiman Marcus

Kimchi Blue Velvet Chelsea Boot, $79, at Urban Oufitters

Ganni Silk Velvet Maxi Skirt, $316.62; at ASOS

Velvet Gothic T-Shirt, $89.90; at Zara

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Velvet Olive Shawl Blazer, $345; at Couture Candy

Theyskens' Theory Black Velvet Bichel Tee, $172; at SSense

Funktional Velvet Pleat Pants, $149; at Revolve Clothing

Oxblood Velvet Skirt, $56; at Topshop

To Be Adored Black Velvet Helga Dress, $244; at Bona Drag

Vintage Swatch Saint Velour Watch, $125. at American Apparel

Penny Lane Burnout Velvet Dress, $128; at Free People

Rebecca Taylor Velvet Crewneck, $193; at Rebecca Taylor

Diane von Furstenberg Yvan Velver Jacket, $375; at Nordstrom

Pencey Velvet Slash Top, $167; at ASOS

Velvet Harem Pants, $89.90; at Zara

LNA Velvet Leggings, $99; at Shopbop

Rachel Zoe Hutton Velvet Blazer, $255; at Bergdorf Goodman 

Coven Crop Top, $38; at Nasty Gal

Deux Lux Abbey Backpack, $69; at Urban Outfitters

Long-Sleeve Raglan, $38; at American Apparel

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