Holiday Outfit | Black Velvet Dress

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Since the beginning of fall, I have had it in my head that I needed a velvet dress for the holidays. I have always been a fan of velvet and was so excited to see that it was going to be trendy for fall and winter. There is something about a black velvet dress and the holiday season that I can’t get enough of.

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Velvet Dress: Madewell | Tights: Target | Earrings: Sugarfix by BaubleBar c/o | Shoes: J.Crew Factory | Bag: Chanel, buy it pre-owned here | Ring: David Yurman | Nail Polish: Wildfire | Sunglasses: Le Specs | Lipstick: #09

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Black Velvet Dress

I think my love for black velvet dresses started when I was four and was the flower girl in my aunt and uncle’s December wedding. I wore a gorgeous black velvet dress and still remember it to this day. Fast forward nearly 26 years and I still love a black velvet dress this time of the year. I spotted this dress a few months ago and originally planned to wear it for my 30th birthday celebration. The weather was still pretty warm so I decided to hold off until the holidays.

There are so many things to love about this dress besides the gorgeous velvet: the bell sleeves, ruffle hem and of course the exposed buttons on the back. However, I was a little surprised about the length of this dress. I am wearing a medium, but probably should have sized up because it is a little short for me! I am 5’8 for reference. With the exception of the length, the dress is true to size.

I’ve been dying to wear these cute polka dot tights that I picked up a few weeks ago and knew that this velvet dress would pair perfectly with them. I have such bad luck with tights — I am constantly finding snags — so I always opt for the budget friendly tights because I know I wont’ get many wears out of them!

Have you added any velvet to your closet yet for the holidays? I would love to hear in the comments section below! I hope you all have a great weekend! Any fun plans? Ella is going to visit Santa on Saturday and then we are taking our Christmas pictures so it will be a busy day for us! Thanks so much for reading and see you back here on Monday, friends!



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12 thoughts on “Holiday Outfit | Black Velvet Dress

  1. You look absolutely stunning in this dress Rachel! Velvet is so perfect for the holiday season. I think I fell in love with velvet when I was a kid too, which would explain my fascination now.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. You look seriously stunning, Rachel!! This could be the most perfect holiday look. I’ve been wanting to wear a velvet dress for our Christmas party next weekend, so I am most definitely going to check this out. The fact that it’s black is so good too!! I may just have to copy this entire look, to be honest. I can’t even with those tights!! Have fun taking your pictures this weekend. We did ours last weekend, and Riley was a trooper. It’s always a little challenging with a pup! Have a great weekend! XO


  3. Oh Rachel, I love it! So festive with the polka dot tights!!! You look sensational! Happy weekend babe!

  4. Your dress is beautiful and you look great! I haven’t quite got myself a velvet type of any clothing item but seriously debating. LOL Your sunnies caught my heart though. Have a great weekend!

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