You probably haven't worn velvet since you were a kid, but we think it's time for a comeback - velvet is being reincarnated on dresses, jackets and tops. Several celebs are leading the way (along with Michelle Obama, on Oprah's Christmas at the White House special), so let's follow along:
If you stick to one velvet item at a time, you won't risk overdoing it. Some of our favorite, stylish velvet finds:
martin osa velvet blazer
This tailored velvet blazer will make a pair of skinny jeans evening-appropriate or provide some extra coverage over a strapless party dress.
vince twist ruffle dress
We love this dress because it's versatile enough to wear with heels or a fancy pair of ballet flats, and you can style it for work or for evening.
elizabeth and james velvet top
Complement the high collar on this velvet top with an amazing pair of statement earrings.
Check out our guide to how to wear velvet leggings for more tips, and find gorgeous blazers, dresses and evening tops in our buying guides.