Vintage style: she wore green velvet

At this time of year the magazines love their party dress features – but, I don’t know about you, most of the dresses are following the latest trends and flatter only about 1% of the population (the 16-18 year olds who can fit into size 6 in Topshop). I’m also always on the hunt for a dress that I can wear again one day in the future – which means it can’t be so faddy you’d look like an idiot for it.

Nothing says winter party dress like velvet! Here’s my pick of some classic styles in the shops at the moment. Stay tuned to see which one I went for at the end 😉

Prices in ascending order…

Motel Rocks Debbie Dress

Motel Debbie Dress, £38 (but they always have discount codes) dark green, navy or dark red

ASOS Structured Velvet Dress

ASOS Structured Dress in Velvet, £52.50 SALE PRICE, purple

Paisie Velvet Sweetheart Dress

Paisie (on Oasis) Velvet Sweetheart Dress, £60

Collectif Delilah Dress

Collectif Delilah Dress, £65, dark green or burgundy options

Tara Starlet Velvet Cheongsam Dress

Tara Starlet Velvet Cheongsam Dress, £95, green, red, navy, black options

And I chose…

The Motel dress! Because I’m poor after buying all those presents and I really wanted an emerald green dress. So Christmassy!

And because it’s not too long and the material is relatively thin and flexible, add a pencil skirt and voila! You’ve got a whole new, slightly less dressy, outfit!


In case anyone wonders, the skirt is from Warehouse last year, but is just a stretchy tube skirt.


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