7 Tips to Style Velvet Dresses

A velvet dress is a classic that never fades from style. Velvet dresses are glamorous and sophisticated. You can wear these dresses to formal affairs or for a romantic date night out. They have a luxurious texture and a beautiful sheen, but styling a velvet dress can seem daunting. You don’t want to over do it, but you do want to add personality to the simplicity of the garment. Here are some ways to do just that:

Elegant Evening Look

Layer your velvet dress with a sparkly cardigan to complete your look for an elegant evening. From the fun of sequins to the shimmer of satin, these cardigans are perfect for dressing up that cocktail dress. If sequins aren't your thing, try a little something with a lace sleeve, such as the Ashlie Lace Sleeve Cardigan

Casual Events

For a more casual way of styling a velvet dress, pair it with a Lorna Sherpa Lined Denim Jacket and a simple pair of flats.

The best way to create height in your casual velvet dress outfit is by pairing your velvet dress with tall, pointed heels or boots. You can even add height by wearing tall socks with low-heeled shoes. The Daniella Velvet Mini Dress is an excellent example of a velvet dress that can quickly be taken from a casual daytime style to an elegant evening outfit by swapping out your jacket and shoes. 

Add Sparkle

Add some sparkle by pairing it with some Ruthie Chandelier Earrings and a bracelet or necklace that matches the color theme of your dress. Belle Hair Barrettes can also add a hint of sparkle to your hair. 

Belt It 

A belt offers the opportunity to add a touch of color or print and can be used to accentuate your waist. Chunky belts give velvet dresses an edgier look than they usually have. For a fancier look, a bow belt is a great choice. If you want to dress up your outfit with some bling, try wearing a silver or gold belt to add some sparkle to your outfit. We recommend pairing any belt with some nice heels and earrings for a dinner date or night out.

Cozy Sweater

Try a minimal layered looked by wearing a cozy sweater over the dress. The bottom portion of the dress can be styled with the sweater like a skirt, but the sweater can be removed if it gets too warm. This look works perfectly whether you're wearing a mini velvet dress or a long velvet dress. The Nova Mock Neck Chenille Sweater paired with a mid-length dress, scarf, and black ankle boots make a stylish dressed down outfit for winter. 

Edgy Pairings

One way to make a statement with a simple velvet dress is to add more edgy elements. A leather jacket, studded belt, or Cambria Leather Leggings add flair to your outfit. Get a look reminiscent of the 90s by adding a Vic Lace Up Black Combat Boots pair and perhaps a plain colored turtleneck or tee under a spaghetti strap velvet dress. 

Simple Hairstyle 

A velvet dress can be worn without any accessories at all by simply pulling your hair back into a ponytail or bun. The slick look is both elegant and casual with minimal effort and pairs perfectly with the timelessness of velvet. You can add a velvet scrunchie in colors to match your dress as well. 

The style aspect of a velvet dress primarily focuses on the feeling it gives off - it's not meant to be too formal yet still has a lot of personality and appeal. It's an easy choice for dinner dates, work events, and cocktail parties alike. The velvet dress is a staple in many wardrobes and isn't as intimidating to work with as you may think. Liam & Co. has everything you need, from various velvet dresses to fashionable add-ons and accessories that help you easily style any outfit.