Why a Blue Velvet Cocktail Dress May Be a Better Choice Than Black

You know it’s holiday party season when all the velvet cocktail dresses start appearing in stores. Only this year, instead of just the classic red, green, and black, I’m also seeing a lot of Blue velvet.


blue velvet holiday dress

I just picked up this gorgeous blue velvet sheath for a holiday get-together. Isn’t the color stunning? Blue is so much warmer than black, but it looks just as chic. I’d call this color regal!

blue velvet dress



This beautiful dress is made from a stretchy velvet material that hugs your curves and gives you a fabulous shape. A little Spanx helps too! ( lol!)

ruched blue velvet dress




Unfortunately, this lovely dress sold out very quickly, but you get the idea. Blue velvet is rich, luxurious, and looks very festive this time of year. Here are a few other blue velvet dresses with a similar shape.

gold glitter clutch
gold glitter clutch


A little gold sparkle goes well with this gorgeous blue velvet. I bought this adorable Burgess Court Glitter Leather Kate Spade clutch to go with the dress.

blue velvet party dress


Champagne-colored heels keep all the attention on the dress.

blue velvet dress sparkly rearrings



If you are looking for a pair of sparkly earrings to go with a blue velvet dress, these dainty Danielle Open Frame Crystal Statement earrings are from Kendra Scott. They’re my new favorite.


Consider a blue velvet party dress this holiday season. It’s a little bit different and real head-turning color.


blue velvet Christmas dress

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Unfortunately, this dress has sold out, but I have linked many other beautiful blue velvet party dresses for you. There are so many to choose from!

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2 thoughts on “Why a Blue Velvet Cocktail Dress May Be a Better Choice Than Black

  1. Hi Deborah,

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    What a lovely outfit! I love the Blue velvet and you wear it well.

    I love your blog.

    Best regards

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