Holiday Apparel II: Velvet

Soft and inviting, an Autumn/Winter must. Remember there are many grades of velvet reflected by price and designer. See fabric content.


Left: Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon Stretch Velvet Cocktail Dress: Covered, not prim.  Mock neckline; keyhole front. Beaded cuffs. Draped waist detailing. Sheath silhouette. Knee-length hem. Hidden back zipper. Lined polyester/spandex. $530.00

Center: Badgley Mischka Beaded Cuff Velvet Cocktail DressElegant.40″ length. Back zipper closure. Bateau neck. Lined polyester/spandex. $650.00

Right: Aqua Fluted Velvet Gown: Classic. Off-the-shoulder neckline, draped cap-sleeves, built-in bra cups.  Inner grip trims, boned faux-wrap bodice, inset waistband.  Offset front slit, fluted silhouette.  Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure, partially lined. $258.00

Not Shown: Aly Velvet Faux Wrap Midi Dress by Rachel Zoe   Sale $124.00

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Left: Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon Velvet Gown with Beaded Accent: Old Hollywood. Approx. 61.3″L down center back. Asymmetric neckline. Column silhouette. Center back ziper.Lined polyester/spandex. $730.00

Center: Love, Theia Velvet Cocktail Dress: Chic n’sexy. Deep V neckline and back. Body-conscious silhouette. Knee-length hem. Vented at back. Center back zipper. Lined polyester/spandex. $235.00

Right: Bardot “Bella” Velvet Cocktail Dress: Flirty.Boning at the bodice. Off-the-shoulder neckline. Short sleeves. Body-conscious silhouette. Knee length. Vented back. Back zipper.Lined polyester/spandex. $119.00

Not Shown: Black Halo “Audrey” Velvet Halter Dress $345.00


Left: Badgley Mischka Long Sleeved Velvet Gown– A wonderful hostess piece. Italian stretch velvet features a front bow, plunging V-neck and a high-cut slit. 61″ length Hidden back-zipper closure. High center-front slit and slight train. Lined  polyester/spandex. $695.00

Center: Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Shirred Velvet Cocktail Dress– Needs a big brooch.  Bateau neckline. Body-conscious silhouette. Midi length hem. Raw-edge hem for ease of tailoring.Step-in style. Nylon/spandex. $695.00

Right: Theia Velvet Cocktail Slip Dress-Soft and feminine. Sweetheart neckline with beading.Thin straps. Body-conscious silhouette. Hem falls below the knee. Hidden back zipper. Lined polyester/spandex. $695.00

Not Shown: Self Portrait Long Sleeved Twisted Velvet Dress $455.00

Not Shown: Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Florien V-neck Velvet Dress $695.00

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Dessy Collection Embellished Belt Velvet Gown: Timeless. Hidden back-zipper closure. Strapless, sweetheart neck. Removable embellished belt. Full-length A-line skirt. Bodice and skirt are lined. Polyester. $270.00

Cefinn’s Allegra Mock Neck Midi Dress: Artful. Dipped hem with side slits. Fitted bodice, dropped armholes with twill gussets, flattering waistline seam. Slip it on. Lined viscose/nylon. (Washable?!) Back zipper closure. $450.00

Norma Kamali Strapless Fishtail Velvet Dress:  A classic. Add a dramatic necklace and earrings. Machine washable ?! polyester/ spandex. MId weight velvet. Anti-slip, rubberized internal bodice. $295.00                                           

David Koma Velvet Midi Dress: Ladylike. Lined viscose; wide satin cummerbund. Side pockets! $1260.00

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Black Halo Ryland Velvet Gown: Nuanced drape, bold color. Body-skimming fit through bust and waist and hips. Double V-neck. Strapless bra friendly. Knotted and draped front bodice. Seamed waist. Column silhouette. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined polyester/spandex. $525.00

Rotate Birger Christensen Organza Trimmed Velvet Dress: And now for something a little different. Trimmed with satin, plus pleated organza ruffles that look like they’re spilling out over the cuffs and hem. – Black velvet, organza and satin. Button fastenings through front. Viscose/nylon. $530.00                                                                                                                            

Cinq a Sept Renee Velvet Gown: Old world glamour. Features a draped tie detail for romance. Cowlneck. Spaghetti straps. Concealed back zipper closure. Rayon/silk velvet. $795.00

Andi Velvet True-Wrap Evening Gown by Jenny Yoo: Unique color. Side tie closure. V-back Lined polyester/spandex. $290.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.