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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!