Fall Trend Gallery: A Softness for Velvet

The romance of velvet can be felt in all forms this fall, from party dresses to loafers, necklaces, and beyond.

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Barneys
The romance of velvet can be felt in all forms this fall. The Barneys New York Velvet Dress brings a "Mad Men" bent to an unfussy cocktail frock. ($795, Barneys)
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French Connection
Between the ruffled shoulders and velvet bodice, the flirty French Connection Vixen Velvet Dress is perfectly festive for the holidays. ($168, French Connection)
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Juicy Couture
The plush fabric lends glam to the floral-patterned Juicy Couture Velvet Minidress. ($348, Juicy Couture)
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Madewell
Alexa Chung for Madewell pin dot Velvet Blouse sticks to the capsule designer's penchant for the finish. ($128, Madewell)
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Madewell
Any girl can wear the season's favorite slouchy-silhouette tee, but only one with killer cool style can rock the Madewell Velvet Panel Tee. ($88, Madewell)
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Forever 21
Just a touch of the trend, in the form of ribbon trim, makes this cardigan just prim enough. ($27.50, Forever 21)
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J. Crew
The J. Crew Velvet Ruby Jacket puts just a tiny bit of tailoring into the luxurious blazer, complete with a ribbon belt ($168, J. Crew)
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Pixie Market
The Evil Twin Velvet Drape Vest makes it official—our style icon for fall is Before Sunrise Julie Delpy, circa 1995. ($79, Pixie Market)
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Shopbop
Put us in something cushy and cute and we won't take it off until springtime--something like the Rebecca Taylor Puffa Jacket, please. ($595, Shopbop)
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J. Crew
It's velvet, but the J. Crew Panne Velvet Bell Skirt is casual enough around which to style an everyday getup. ($78, J. Crew)
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Madewell
She became an It Girl because of her masterful girly-boyish pairings, and Alexa Chung's Billie Velvet Shorts for Madewell exemplify the irresistible aesthetic to a tee. ($88, Madewell)
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Victoria's Secret
These are what we might call pants with a wow-factor. The Victoria's Secret VS Pencil Pant give plain leggings a surprisingly flattering, super-soft boost. ($49.50, Victoria's Secret)
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La Garçonne
Gone are the days when velvet loafers were relegated to elderly feet in dark wood-paneled libraries. The omrbé Opening Ceremony Slip-on Flats confirm the shoe's utter hipness. ($327, Opening Ceremony)
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Juicy Couture
The Juicy Couture Velvet Drama Torsade Necklace is supremely decadent between piles of metal, crystals, and beads on a chain laced with velvet ribbon. ($148, Juicy Couture)
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Juicy Couture
If all you're after is a touch of luxe, try the Juicy Couture Skinny Belt in cherry red. ($58, Juicy Couture)
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Asos
Molly Ringwald, eat your heart out, the Asos Vila Velvet Dress screams '80s prom queen, but with a totally modern, chic edge, of course. ($67.40, Asos)
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Anthropologie
The mod Anthropologie Plush Bangle comes wrapped in dusty blue velvet ribbon. ($29.95, Anthropologie)
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Asos
Velvet has become the latest finish for super-chic handbags this fall.The Pieces Velvet Studded Bag stashes all the goods for a night out on the town. ($43.81, Asos)
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Kirna Zabaete
The Alexander Wang Velvet Ruched Sweatshirt is so luxurious, plush, and slouchy-casual, one might actually yawn and start to curl up when shimmying into it. ($485, Kirna Zabete)
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