Emma Watson on the H.P. & the D.H. junket.
Note: the Urban Dictionary contains the term Velvet Dress Lady:
A term made by a group of suburban kids in Seattle meaning something
that is unfavorable, annoying, unpleasant, stupid and non-sensical.
Also used to describe something or someone ugly, gross, or unfashionable.
example: "Don't be so velvet dress lady, I was just asking [a question]."
Don't be a Velvet Dress Lady; be a lady wearing a velvet dress!
To avoid looking like you've escaped from a weekend at the Renaissance Fair, invest in velvet and forget the velour. Before you buy, ask yourself: "does this look like a caftan made from old Juicy Couture sweatpants or more like a beautiful table runner from The Palace at Versailles?" Check out the richness and density of this Burberry Prorsum:
Looks sumptuous, even in 2D, right?
While this material hangs and drapes so well it screams 'Festive Soiree', I have included plenty of short frocks that could easily become daywear with the right styling. Mix contrasting (think: complementary, not clashing) textures for a modern look.