The Velvet Jacket Is Winter’s Latest Trend, And These 12 Will Keep You Chic And Cozy

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Every year when the holidays roll around, I envision having a Hallmark moment at a pal’s Christmas party: I walk in wearing a brand-new dress and all eyes turn to me. The love of my life approaches and asks for a dance. As we twirl through the room, the lights reflect off the sequins on my frock, turning me into the world’s hottest human Christmas tree.

What usually happens is I try on every dress at my local T.J. Maxx (and every dress in my closet) before heading out to drink spiked cider in the same go-to midi I always wear. So this season, I’m trying a new strategy: spicing up that tried-and-true look with some stylish outerwear.

Enter the velvet jacket. Equal parts cuddly and luxe, blazers, coats, and robes in velour fabrics allow you to skip coat check and show off your outerwear alongside those sparkly earrings and cute shoes. And with near-endless colors and cuts to choose from, you can pick up the ideal companion to any formal frock (or set of separates) that could use a little more texture.

We rounded up the 12 of the best velvet jackets for women — call it our gift to you this soiree season.


Velvet Jacket

velvet jacket

Thanks to three festive colorways and four fits (standard, petite, plus, and plus petite), almost anyone can don this under-$200 velvet blazer. No matter which shade you choose, try it with a matte red lip for a simple but stunning party look.

SHOP – $169

smoking jacket

You’ll look, well, smoking in this slightly oversized, embroidered smoking jacket. I’d pair the warm brown coat with a base layer in green, cream, or deep purple.

SHOP – $390

velvet jackets

Jump on the shacket trend with a cuddly quilted velvet style. Thanks to the coat’s surplus of pockets (two at the waist and one on each side of the chest), you can skip a clutch at your next shindig.

SHOP – $198

Break the Bank Black Velvet Sequin Blazer

velvet jacket

Give the disco ball a run for its money. Pop this sequin-and-velvet blazer over an LBD and tights to take your minis into winter.

SHOP – $128

Lafayette, 148 New York

plus size blazer

I love this collarless jacket’s subtle, elegant details, like its rounded lapels and puffed sleeves. It’d add extra warmth and color to a fancy sleeveless jumpsuit.

SHOP – $598

Talk about versatile: this baby bump-friendly cardigan can stick around even after your bundle of joy arrives. Plus, its comfy cut and luxe fabric makes it work as a topper for both formal events and lazy days in leggings.

SHOP – $129

velvet duster

This duster will have everyone wondering which cool vintage shop you picked it up from. Bonus: its loose, swingy shape means you can dance the night away without the awkward arm pinning that sometimes comes with snug jackets.

SHOP – $248

Velvet Moto Jacket

velvet blazer

The edgy moto jacket shows its softer side in touchable red velvet. This topper’s cropped length makes it the perfect partner for high-waisted skirts or trousers.

SHOP – $199

Velvet blazer

The magical, mushroomy hue of this elegant blazer would play well with a silky slip dress in copper, brown, or forest green.

SHOP – $595

Velvet Puffer Jacket

velvet blazer

Got any outdoor parties this season? Keep shivers at bay with this fancy take on a puffer coat. It’s available in black, too, but I’d grab this gorgeous bottle green to wear with a neutral-colored frock.

SHOP – $300

Velvet Belted Blazer

velvet blazer

Forever 21’s über-affordable version of the velvet blazer gets a little extra dressiness from its tie waist and big buttons (which come clothed in the same velour fabric).

SHOP – $44.99

Flora Quilted Velvet Coat

velvet puffer

Erase worries about a coat covering your look by making your outerwear the outfit. This striking floral number will keep you cozy during caroling circuits and sleigh rides.

SHOP – $745


Where will you be wearing your velvet jacket this season? Sound off in the comments!

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