It’s time to get some richer fabrics into your life this time of the year. Velvet dresses are always luxurious, statement-making and a little bit off beat, making them a nice change from everything else in your closet. From velvet sleeveless mini dresses to super extravagant velvet burnout maxis, the velvet dress is one of those key pieces one must have in her wardrobe for those days when you want to stand out. And velvet dresses keep you extremely warm on those colder winter and transitional spring days. Sometimes velvet dresses can make you feel like you are playing dress up, but they are also so easy to dress down for a casual day out. Throw a denim jacket over or pair your velvet dress with a beat up pair of boots or sneakers. Dressy velvet dresses are your new best friends this season and they work in nearly every color, but we especially love them in deep and rich jewel tones.