Christmas Traditions: Velvet Dresses

I grew up deep in the heart of the Laura Ashley era, where a velvet Christmas dress to wear to church was pretty much a must. Ditto for New Year’s Eve. My fondness for velvet frocks has carried into midlife and I always have a couple of velvet dresses in rotation.

Right now, my two standbys are this velvet tunic dress from Brora (mine is in a sapphire blue from a few years ago.)

And this pink crushed velvet dress from Anthropologie (purchased last year.)

Are you embracing velvet this Christmas?



  1. I was down to zero velvet so I had to find a new dress! I bought an Eileen Fisher black velvet wrap dress and I love it. It was pockets and it's very warm, I've worn it to two parties already and I'm just going to keep wearing it everywhere. Love that Brora dress of yours xx


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