Velvet reminds me of rock stars, eighties vibes, my mom wearing a sleek little black number looking very glam rock.
However velvet is tricky to pull off. And most people will tell you to take it easy, just a pop will do, like a bag or a hat. And they're right, especially when it comes to a velvet dress. Your look can turn out a little tacky. Velvet is for the brave and cellulite-less types.
Nicole Ritchie wore an Emilio Pucci number and she killed it. Hotness.
Make sure it's loose with a modern cut and you can't go wrong.