Reminiscent of the lavish baroque period, a touch of luscious velvet will add an opulent feel to your festive wardrobe taking your look from regular to regal. 

Enveloping us in comforting warmth, this luxe texture is the perfect choice for the winter months, and also dishes a dose of nostalgia, transporting us back to the velvet party frocks of our younger years. Now the epitome of luxury, black is the simplest way to wear the trend – a full length velvet dress offers unrivaled after-dark glamour while a decadent velvet jacket will liven up the plainest of outfits. If you’re feeling a little more experimental, jewel colours such as royal purple and rich red can look just as sophisticated, adding an instant touch of majestic cool.

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Shop the edit: Left to right – Phase Eight black noir velvet jacketUrban Decay 24/7 velvet glide on eye pencilLancome L’Absolu VeloursPhase Eight Angelina clutch bagWallis velvet maxi dressKardashian Kollection at Lipsy black velvet and mesh halter dressCoast sesto velvet topQuiz black velvet glitter Bardot playsuitThreads black baroque velvet kimono and Ravel soft velvet pumps

A versatile option that will take you straight from desk to drinks with a quick switch of accessories, make the LVD (little velvet dress) your go-to party outfit this festive season.The key is to keep silhouettes sharp and sleek to contrast with the soft fabric, striking the perfect balance. If full-on velvet is not for you, you can still get a feel for the fabric with a touchable velvet clutch bag or shoes.

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