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A Velvet Dress for Any Occasion

I’ve always favored more subtle options when it comes to dressing up, so I look for tops and dresses that are a nice texture or have a fun detail that will keep the look from being boring. My personal style is classic with a twist, so I try to go for pieces that are versatile and can be worn to a multitude of events. This pretty flutter-sleeve velvet midi dress c/o Lane Bryant* is perfect for parties, weddings, and even a fun little date night.

velvet dress

The faux wrap style gives me the tiny illusion of having a waist, while the rich wine color helps to warm up my skin. It’s freezing in Memphis right now so I paired it with my favorite snakeskin heels (similar), gold earrings (similar) and a metallic clutch (similar), but I could easily wear it with strappy sandals.

velvet dress

Bonus? The material is stretchy, comfortable and fairly light weight (and also machine washable; yay!!), so I can actually wear this into early Spring as well.

velvet dress

One of my vows for 2018 is to go to more events and dinners that’ll allow me to dress up a little bit more. I felt so girly and pretty when I tried this on, and I love clothing that allows you to really embrace your femininity. I’m a tomboy at heart and grew into a “priss” as some of my friends would call me, and I like it when I find pieces that let me step a little more on the girlier side.

velvet dress

I have another gorgeous dress that I picked up from Lane Bryant (I attended an event earlier this month when their party dress collection dropped) so stay tuned!

Do you like velvet dresses?


*some items in this post were gifted, but opinions are all my own. 

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