Velvet Overload: Our Newest Obsession

You know what the deal is here at LOVE ALICE; we source and sell pre-owned designer clothing from the labels you know and love. We're all for being sustainable and rewearing timeless clothing that can last through generations — so when we saw Gwyneth Paltrow walk down the red carpet in a recreation of the iconic red velvet suit that she rocked in 1996, we not only fell back in love with velvet but loved that celebrities are rewearing and still looking 🔥🔥🔥 for the paparazzi.

Rewearing isn't just fashionable, its sustainable! So, with this new obsession of ours, we've picked out some gorgeous secondhand designer velvet pieces that you can rock to a Christmas or New Years Eve party because velvet always looks spectacular during party season! 

First up we have this stunning Blue Velvet Mini Dress by Veritas. Whilst being an adorable party dress, it also has the practicality of keeping you warm which is something that we all look for in a winter party dress! The slightly flared sleeves give the dress some more impact, but with the v-neck you could easily dress it up with a stunning necklace, a pair of black tights and heeled ankle boots. This is one of those dresses that is almost veering into smart-casual territory, but with just a couple of accessories it can dance the night away too.

Next up we have this smart Tailored Pencil Skirt in a Dark Ebony Velvet by Vivienne Westwood. This is something you may wear to one of those smarter Christmas parties whilst still being very sleek with its partial slit on the leg. You could easily pair this with either an elegant shirt or a bolder sequinned top — and being a black pencil skirt, it's extremely versatile so you can channel your inner Gwynnie and rewear year after year!

We know velvet can be divisive, so our third contender is one our favourites; this striking Black and Red Silk Maxi Dress from Viyella is perfect if you're not such a velvet fan. The subtle red velvet leaf detailing creates a beautiful texture to the dress which looks gorgeous up close - the photos really don't do it justice. The flow of the bottom of the dress and the sleeves gives the dress elegancy, and being a silk blend material it feels beautifully soft.

Lastly we couldn't miss out a pair of velvet shoes! These French Sole Purple Velvet Pumps are probably one of the most funky pairs of pumps you're ever going to own — and if you who don't want to wear painful heels all night long, we've got you. That bow is an adorable touch, and the rich shade of purple is an easy way to spice up a plain outfit with a pop of colour. Who doesn't love a bold shoe?! 

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