I wasn’t always a fan of velvet. Possibly it’s because the material usually conjures up images of either a 70s pimp (à la The Ladies Man) or one of those god-awful matching tracksuit sets. Late last year I decided to put aside my bias and try out the trend by buying a velvet skirt from American Apparel. I’ve been a velvet convert ever since! I recently acquired a few velvet dresses, this stretch babydoll dress being one of them.
In addition to the soft velvety material, I also love this dress because of its shape. It’s perfect for this time of the year (read: New York Restaurant Week). The dress’s forgiving silhouette is just what I need to hide my belly after a three-course dinner at Junoon. Ah the babydoll — it’s the eater’s best friend! LOL