21 Best Velvet Mini Dresses For Holiday Parties & New Year’s Eve!

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 21 of the best velvet mini dresses in a variety of styles, colors and price ranges. They're perfect for holiday parties, New Year's Eve, winter wedding guests, date night, Valentine's Day and more.

 

The 2021 holiday party season is upon us and I’m obsessing over the gorgeous fashion trends! Most of us haven’t dressed up for holiday parties in nearly two years and like many of you, I am excited to do so as I LOVE dressing up for every occasion. This season you can’t go wrong with glam sequins and classic velvet mini dresses with a modern twist. I love the look of velvet, it’s classy, elegant, and a holiday staple. This winter there are quite a few gorgeous velvet mini dresses that are perfect for a holiday party with coworkers or your besties, and New Year’s Eve with the family. They’re also ideal for winter wedding guests! 

It’s no secret there is a shortage of clothing this season, and many items have started selling out. Thankfully my favorite retailers still have us covered with the best velvet mini dresses in a variety of styles and price ranges! I found 21 gorgeous dresses that I’m head over heels in love with and am excited to share them with you. They will look great with the super trendy shoe of the season: the embellished clear heel, gorgeous Manolos, mules, or strappy heeled sandals. A fabulous dress can also be dressed up with a beautiful faux fur coat or dressed down with a leather Moto jacket! There are so many options!

Without further ado, here are 21 of the best velvet mini dresses just in time for the holidays, New Year’s Eve parties, and winter wedding guests.

 

Black Velvet Mini Dresses

Like Jennifer Aniston, I’m a huge fan of black one shoulder dresses! This classic style has long been her staple, and I can’t blame her – one shoulder dresses are classy, chic, and will always be on trend. This gorgeous and incredibly popular Missguided velvet one shoulder ruched mini dress in black is perfection. Not only that, it’s under $30 with free delivery. I love everything about it – from the ruching to the affordable price point.

Missguided velvet one shoulder ruched mini dress in black
Missguided velvet one shoulder ruched mini dress in black

 

 

 

How fab is this Asymmetric Velvet Body-Con Dress? I can’t get enough of the asymmetrical hem, flattering faux wrap, trendy mesh illusion on the back, and the affordable price tag! It’s only $50 with free shipping and will be ideal for a holiday party or New Year’s Eve! It will look phenomenal paired with your favorite clutch, and a gorgeous pair of heels or mules.

LNL Love, Nickie Lew Asymmetric Velvet Body-Con Dress Black best velvet mini dresses
LNL Love, Nickie Lew Asymmetric Velvet Body-Con Dress Black

 

 

 

Loveshackfancy will forever be a favorite of this grandmillennial! I’m obsessed with their trendy fun dresses and can’t get enough of this fab smocked Loveshackfancy Dorset Long Sleeve Minidress in black! It is sure to garner compliments every time you wear it with a Lele Sadoughi headband, gorgeous jewelry, and a magnificent pair of heels.

Loveshackfancy Dorset Long Sleeve Minidress Black best velvet mini dresses
Loveshackfancy Dorset Long Sleeve Minidress Black

 

 

 

One of my favorite things about winter/holiday fashion is the clothing is elegant, timeless, and sophisticated! I can’t get enough of this lovely alice + olivia Katrice Mini Dress in black. Puff sleeves have been one of the hottest trends over the last few years, and this style is not going anywhere! This is one dress you will wear throughout the holiday season and into winter 2022 to a variety of events and on special occasions.

alice + olivia Katrice Mini Dress Black best velvet mini dresses
alice + olivia Katrice Mini Dress Black

 

 

 

If you’re searching for an elegant faux-wrap dress that will be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come, look no further than this luxurious EMPORIO ARMANI Jersey Velvet Bodycon Ruffle Dress. When I graduated from college I wore a black wrap dress that is still a must today! You can’t go wrong with this popular style, it is classy and always on-trend.

EMPORIO ARMANI Jersey Velvet Bodycon Ruffle Dress Black best velvet mini dresses
EMPORIO ARMANI Jersey Velvet Bodycon Ruffle Dress Black

 

 

 

There is so much to love about this lovely black Maeve Somerset Velvet Mini Dress! I adore the ruffled skirt, short sleeves, cinched waistline, and neckline. This lovely dress is perfect for women of all ages. It looks great with ankle booties, and will also look amazing with mules, feminine combat boots, mid-calf boots, pumps, and more.

Maeve Somerset Velvet Mini Dress Black velvet mini dresses
Maeve Somerset Velvet Mini Dress Black

 

 

 

Black Off The Shoulder Velvet Mini Dress

Off the shoulder dresses are no longer a trend, they’re a staple! This style is one of my absolute favorites – it’s easy to throw on, comfortable, and a classic. I can’t get enough of this versatile Miss Selfridge Velvet Bardot Mini Dress in black. It’s only $40 with free shipping at ASOS. I love that it can be dressed up with your favorite chandelier earrings or embellished heels for a holiday soiree!

Miss Selfridge velvet bardot mini dress in black off the shoulder velvet mini dresses
Miss Selfridge velvet bardot mini dress in black

 

 

 

It doesn’t get any better than this Hutch Ruched Puff-Sleeved Mini Dress in black! I am head over heels in love with the dress that inspired this entire post. This gorgeous off-the-shoulder dress with puffed sleeves is ideal for any special occasion or event this winter.

Hutch Ruched Puff-Sleeved Mini Dress Black velvet mini dresses
Hutch Ruched Puff-Sleeved Mini Dress Black

 

 

 

Red Velvet Mini Dresses

Nothing says the holiday season or Valentine’s Day quite like bright and beautiful red! Thankfully, there are quite a few gorgeous red velvet dresses to choose from in a variety of styles and price ranges. First on my list is this fabulous 1.State Velvet Long Sleeve Sheath Minidress in vibrant red. I love everything about this dress, especially the elegant princess seams! It will look great with a pair of black pumps, nude heeled sandals or embellished heels.

1.State Velvet Long Sleeve Sheath Minidress Vibrant Red velvet mini dresses
1.State Velvet Long Sleeve Sheath Minidress Vibrant Red

 

 

 

Ruching is so flattering and perfect on every body type! This gorgeous Berry Red Velvet Ruched Bodycon Mini Dress is perfection. It will look great with a black, metallic, embellished, or nude clutch! This trendy and budget-friendly dress is currently on sale for $55 with free shipping. 

Lulus Happy Ours Berry Red Velvet Ruched Bodycon Mini Dress Berry Red velvet mini dresses
Lulus Happy Ours Berry Red Velvet Ruched Bodycon Mini Dress Berry Red

 

 

 

Burgundy Velvet Mini Dresses

If you’re searching for a beautiful modest puff sleeve velvet dress, you’re in luck! This absolutely gorgeous Black Halo Arlo Long-Sleeve Mini Velvet Dress in smashing berry is perfection! I simply adore everything about it, especially the glam gathered waistline. This dress is an absolute dream and will look amazing with your favorite pair of rhinestone heels or black pumps! I’m a huge fan of brooches and think an embellished Chanel brooch will look amazing adorning it.

BLACK HALO Arlo Long-Sleeve Mini Velvet Dress Smashing Berry best holiday party velvet mini dresses
BLACK HALO Arlo Long-Sleeve Mini Velvet Dress Smashing Berry

 

 

 

This exquisite and very luxurious RASARIO Puff-Sleeve Velvet Mini Dress in the color “wine” is one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen! I love everything about it, especially the elegant one-shoulder neckline and puff sleeves. This gorgeous dress is one that you will pass down from generation to generation! It is absolutely breathtaking.

RASARIO Puff-Sleeve Velvet Mini Dress Wine best velvet mini dresses
RASARIO Puff-Sleeve Velvet Mini Dress Wine

 

 

 

Does it get any better than this fab Yumi Kim Haydon Dress in burgundy? I think not! I’m obsessing over that trendy elegant puff sleeve and tiered ruffled skirt. This is one dress you’ll wear time and time again for holiday seasons to come.

Yumi Kim Haydon Dress Burgundy Velvet mini dresses
Yumi Kim Haydon Dress Burgundy Velvet

 

 

 

Must Have Velvet Mini Dresses In A Variety Of Colors

I am having the hardest time deciding which dress I love more – the Lulus Forever Thriving Velvet One-Shoulder Bodycon Dress in blue or in burgundy! They’re both gorgeous and under $60. That’s one of the many things I love about shopping at Lulus – the clothing is well made, ships for free, and is at an affordable price range.

Lulus Forever Thriving Navy Blue Velvet One-Shoulder Bodycon Dress Blue best velvet mini dresses
Lulus Forever Thriving Navy Blue Velvet One-Shoulder Bodycon Dress Blue

 

 

 

You can’t go wrong with this timeless wrapped Yumi Kim Velvet Tie Me Over Dress in blue velvet! Since it’s long-sleeved, you can wear it with or without a jacket (depending on where you live and the temperature!). It will look great with knee high boots or pumps.

Yumi Kim Velvet Tie Me Over Dress Navy Blue best velvet mini dresses holiday parties wedding guests
Yumi Kim Velvet Tie Me Over Dress Navy Blue

 

 

 

Purple will always be my favorite color! It’s elegant, luxurious, and sophisticated. This magnificent Luxe Dark Purple Velvet Tulip Mini Dress from Lulus is also available in taupe and emerald green. I’m having a hard time choosing just one as they’re all gorgeous and affordable at under $79 with free shipping. I am a huge fan of wrap dresses because they’re so flattering on every body type, and this beautiful sleeveless wrap dress is phenomenal!

Lulus Living it Luxe Dark Purple Velvet Tulip Mini Dress Dark Purple velvet mini dresses
Lulus Living it Luxe Dark Purple Velvet Tulip Mini Dress Dark Purple

 

 

 

Pink Velvet Mini Dresses For Winter, Holidays, and Valentine’s Day

Every time I fall in love with one dress, I stumble on another that I just have to have! I’m officially obsessed with this long sleeve SHOSHANNA Arlene Velvet Devore Dress in fuchsia. Fuchsia is one of the hottest colors of the season and is destined to be a must in 2022 as well. This gorgeous dress with its trendy smocked waistband and flattering blouson bodice. It’s ideal for the holiday party season, Christmas dinner with the family, a winter wedding, date night, and Valentine’s Day dinner!

SHOSHANNA Arlene Velvet Devore Dress Fuchsia pink velvet mini dresses
SHOSHANNA Arlene Velvet Devore Dress Fuchsia

 

 

 

You can’t go wrong with this long sleeve one sleeve crushed velvet dress in hot pink! The elegant draping on the front of the skirt is everything. Neiman Marcus has quite a few elegant velvet mini dresses for the holidays and winter 2022, and I can’t get enough of this gorgeous dress!

ONE33 SOCIAL One-Sleeve Crushed Velvet Dress Hot Pink velvet mini dresses
ONE33 SOCIAL One-Sleeve Crushed Velvet Dress Hot Pink

 

 

 

My love is strong for this popular Yumi Kim Dahlia Halter Dress (with a ruffled skirt) in the shade dusty rose! This is one that you wear with a leather moto or a classic faux fur coat.

Yumi Kim Dahlia Dress Dusty Rose Velvet mini dresses
Yumi Kim Dahlia Dress Dusty Rose Velvet

 

 

 

Neutral Velvet Mini Dresses

Gorgeous crushed velvet wrap front dresses are EVERYTHING this holiday season! I absolutely adore this silhouette due to the sheer fact that it’s so flattering on every body type! This stunning Michael Costello x REVOLVE Lafayette Mini Dress in “nude” is perfection. I am obsessed with the draped sash. You can’t go wrong with this sophisticated dress!

Michael Costello x REVOLVE Lafayette Mini Dress Nude best velvet mini dresses
Michael Costello x REVOLVE Lafayette Mini Dress Color: “Nude”

 

 

 

Retrofete sequin dresses have been the hottest dress of the holiday season for years! I had to feature this pretty sequin dress with an elegant velvet waist tie because it’s an absolute must. This is one sequin/velvet dress you will wear for years to come!

retrofete Gabrielle Robe Dress Bronze best velvet mini dresses
retrofete Gabrielle Robe Dress Bronze

 

 

 

Discover even more gorgeous holiday party dresses and winter fashion in the Candie Anderson Style Section: https://candieanderson.com/style

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