Velvet Crush

February 25, 2014

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

Outfit Combo: strech velvet babydoll dress from American Apparel, tights from J.Crew, necklace vest from Avon, ‘Clemence Minaudiere’ clutch from Pour La Victorie, boots from Zara.

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  • Simera February 25, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Beautiful outfit! You looks fab!

  • Geetika February 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Velvet is so much in trend these days! I recently bought a pair of velvet tights but I am not sure of whether I’ll be wearing them. After seeing your dress I might make up my mind to wear it! :)
    Geetika |

  • Marlen February 25, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    haha amen to that babydoll shape! It hides what it needs to when you’ve been eating all night. And I looove velvet- I love how it adds a fun texture to a look. the one you have on is gorgeous, and i really like how elegant you made it look :)

    xo marlen
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  • crafty-zone February 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Wow, you look lovely in this dress <3

  • Jane February 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I love the combination of the velvet and the topknot! X Jane

  • i.s. February 25, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    looking great in velvet! hope you’re staying warm in nyc xx

  • Ashley February 25, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Loving the topknot + the booties! :)

    Happy Tuesday!


  • fashionhypnotised February 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Velvet is so much in trend these days! I love it!

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  • shareasecret February 25, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    That is a nice look!


  • TJ February 26, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Love this idea of the velvet dress. So cute! ;)
    xo TJ

  • Darcy February 26, 2014 at 1:05 am

    I think you look so adorable! Totally true how the fit of the dress is the eaters best friend, haha!

  • Stella February 26, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    You look so hilariously gorgeous! I’m in love with that dress!

  • Katia February 27, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Gorgeous babe!!!!! I adore the dress…Xo

  • Lulu February 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Very romantic! Love the dress!