Nothing screams luxe glamour quite the same way plush velvet does. With its smooth touch and array of rich, jewel-toned hues, it’s no wonder the fabric is a favorite among both royals and rockers. Thanks to the recent ’70s fashion revival, we’ve gotten to see its versatility, from Cara Delevingne’s sexy Balmain one-piece to Gigi Hadid’s playful cub scout costume to Alessandra Ambrosio’s showstopper coat. Velvet came back this year with a punch and there’s no way the holidays are happening without it.
VIDEO: 12 Irresistible Velvet Pieces for the Holidays
Think less Santa costume and more loungewear high in decadence. Less holiday stocking and more vamped up Manolo’s. Shop through 12 of our favorite velvet picks that’ll carry you through this holiday season. Consider it 2016’s Velvet Goldmine.