‘Tis The Season For Luxurious Velvet

Catherine Strawn / December 4, 2008

Velvet is corduroy’s fancier cousin. A decidedly wintertime fabric, it’s soft without being slouchy. Everything made with velvet looks rich and sumptuous, so you’ll look like more than your paycheck says you’re worth when you’re put some on.

Derek Lam Velvet Frill Trim Dress, $1,113 on sale, Net-A-Porter.com; Silence & Noise Velvet Cuff Stovepipe, $68, UrbanOutfitters.com

Duchess-Dots Pencil Skirt, $168, JCrew.com; Portolano Women’s Stretch-Velvet Gloves, $26.99, Overstock.com

Chris Madden Curved Velvet Accent Chair, $399 on sale, JCPenney.com; Snob Slippers, $350, StubbsAndWooton.com

Velvet Headband, $8.49, Target.com; Snowswept Dress, $138, Anthropologie.com