The Velvet Touch

There might not be a fabric quite as perfect for the holidays as velvet. It’s festive, it’s luxe, it’s got an air of romanticism about it. The rich jewel tones and plush, heavy feel of velvet even evokes royalty, and who doesn’t want to feel like a queen when they step out for that holiday soirée?

A velvet dress or jumpsuit is a no-brainer for your next festive affair, but velvet doesn’t have to look dressy. When paired with more casual pieces, it’s perfect for everyday. From velvet tops to trousers, pumps to hair bands, velvet can be worked into your wardrobe in a myriad of ways. Try a velvet blazer with jeans and a crisp white shirt. Or a velvet skirt with a casual sweater and sneakers. Velvet brings an unexpected hint of glamour to anything you wear, so even a sweatshirt and leggings will look special if the leggings are velvet.

Stop into The Met to see velvet pieces from L’Agence and Derek Lam 10 Crosby, as well as a fabulous velvet handbag by Etro.