Best Velvet Dresses and Clothes For Winter 2012

19 Reasons Why Velvet Is Winter's Most Luxe Trend

19 Reasons Why Velvet Is Winter's Most Luxe Trend

Soft, warm, and luxurious, are just some of the reasons why we're loving the velvet trend. With designers like Rebecca Taylor, Dolce & Gabbana, and Rachel Zoe leading the pack with their new iterations on the classic textile, we're excited to add a fresh piece, or two, to our Winter wardrobe. The latest offerings highlight new velvet hues — like oxblood and forest green — and snazzy embellishments. Style tip: avoid any "crushed" velvet finishes as they tend to make you look like an '80s flashback, and instead opt for traditional black or jewel toned hues for a look that can literally wear season after season. Click on for 19 more of the best velvet pieces to shop away.

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