Velvet – it’s fluid, luxurious, timeless. It’s a fabric that is historically famous for being the most regal of sartorial choices. It’s now currently back in fashion, but with a new fashion-forward spin.
A gorgeous choice for the upcoming Fall season, velvet is a fabric we’ll be seeing a lot more of. It has secured its place in the hearts of fashionistas everywhere. That’s because it has been revamped with fresh design elements to make it new and exciting again.
That comes in way of sleek, modern silhouettes. For evening, pour yourself into a velvet gown in a deep hue to instantly turn heads. It’s an age-old formula that still can’t be beaten.
The velvet dress has long secured its place as a red carpet favorite. Celebrities love the instant Hollywood glam vibe it has. Its texture and natural liquid-like movement ensures it always looks so elegant.
Today, we’re looking at 5 of the most beautiful velvet evening dresses. Just right for prom, a winter dance or another formal special occasion, these gowns are sure to stand out. Not just because of the stunning velvet fabric, but their impeccable cut too.
When choosing any evening dress, an important point is to flatter your own individual shape. We’ve selected 5 diverse looks in a variety of color tones. That gives you room to choose your absolute favorite from this must-have trend.
The Most Beautiful Velvet Evening Dresses
Navy Velvet Dress with a Satin Over Skirt 45182
This layered up midnight blue velvet dress is heavenly. The halterneck bodice gives immediate ’90s vibes (very on-trend). However, the double layer skirt half is both sexy and dramatic, perfect for a formal event.
The under-layer is simple, figure-hugging blue velvet. That includes a bold thigh-high leg slit that reveals the perfect slither of leg. Then comes the satin over-lay which flows from the waist.
The satin is a darker shade, adding contrast and a flowing layer with more movement. This can also be detached from the waist, meaning you can wear this gown without it. Therefore, you have two striking evening looks to make your own.
We recommend wearing this with a kissable red lipstick and a few layers of dark mascara. Keep hair bouncy and red carpet inspired with a side-parted hairdo. Beige strappy heels with a fashion-forward look will complete your evening ensemble.
Burgundy Velvet Mermaid Prom Dress 46609
Ready to steal the show? This strapless burgundy velvet dress will always make you the belle of any ball. Its sweetheart neckline and form-fitting cut culminates in a dramatic end.
From around the knee, sheer ruffles form the tail of his mermaid silhouette. It’s such an original design feature and perfect for any formal event. The stunning effect, created with curled wire, is so modern and fresh.
We can’t overlook the gorgeous, deep red color choice. This shade of burgundy will flatter almost any skin tone. The strapless mermaid shape complements a range of body types, too.
This form-fitting and statement dress is made to be both sexy and sophisticated. Wear this with a gold choker necklace and gold heels. A tidy chignon hairstyle reinforces the formal tone of this gown.
Burgundy off the Shoulder Velvet Classic Dress 50327
It doesn’t get much more classic than this fitted off-the-shoulder velvet gown. Again in a delicious shade of burgundy, this timeless design is all about subtly flaunting your figure. That’s all while feeling like an iconic movie star (move over Audrey Hepburn!).
The bodice features a folded sweetheart neckline and short off-the-shoulder sleeves. This design is then form fitting until knee length, when a side leg slit kicks in. This creates flow and movement, as well as a short train from behind.
The silhouette of this evening dress is nothing short of flawless. It highlights your curves in all the right places, creating a gentle hourglass look. The textured velvet adds to the romance and elegance of this piece.
Pair this up with loose but polished waves in your hair. A smokey eye and nude lip will add a sultry tone to your beauty look. A silver bracelet and silver heels are refined styling choices.
Teal Halter Neck High Slit Velvet Dress 55194
This teal halter neck dress has a slightly more contemporary tone. However, its design is still quite minimal and adaptable to fit your own theme or styling twist. It has a wrap-style bodice that is famous for being very flattering.
The narrow straps tie around the neck, allowing for an entirely open back. This piece highlights your waist at its slimmest, and then gently flares to a looser shape to include a side leg slit. From behind, it even has a long train to give it a formal evening finish.
The teal color really stands out – it’s just so textured and velvety. The statement fabric takes center stage and makes this really fashion-forward. The deep v-neck and leg slit make for a sexy cut that is still easy to wear.
Team this dress up with on-trend nude minimal heels and a matching sleek nude clutch. Add blush hued makeup and wear your hair in a half-up hairstyle. Complete the look with rose colored nails or a metal-look manicure.
Black Strapless Sweetheart Neck Velvet Dress 55215
A romantic take on all things gothic is currently working up the fashion world into a frenzy. This tiered black velvet dress is the most beautiful example of why it deserves so much type. The strapless design is luxurious and elegant but with a dark edge.
The bodice of this piece includes a plunging neckline, held in place with a sheer nude insert. It includes black lace embroidery in a lighter, contrasting shade of charcoal. The tiered and pleated skirt is also rimmed with this same bold lace detailing.
There is something so classic about black velvet. This dress gives the fabric a modern makeover with its unique, fresh design. It adds a romantic and fashion-forward touch to this dark and statement look.
Keep accessories simple – stick with black heels and a vintage-inspired clutch. You can experiment with adding a unique lipstick that plays up the mood such as an dark purple lip. Alternatively, go neutral and fresh-faced with brown/chocolate tones.