Velvet Formal Dresses

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When it comes to choosing a prom dress, it's not just the style and color you need to think about. You should also consider what material you want your dress to be. One unique choice you should contemplate is a velvet prom dress.

A Brief History of the Velvet

There is some uncertainty where velvet originated. Although many attribute velvet to Western Royalty culture, there's a lot of evidence to suggest that the material was invented in Eastern countries. Pieces of velvet have been found in China dating back to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.E.) and the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E. - 23 C.E.). Iraq and Egypt were also one of the first mass producers of velvet. Italy was the first European country to start producing velvet, and the material boomed during the Renaissance period. Velvet was associated with the wealthy upper class.

The red carpet has seen plenty of fantastic velvet dresses. If you need some inspiration for your prom dress, we recommend checking out Shailene Woodley's plunging, moss green velvet dress at the 2017 Emmys. Or, Khloe Kardashian's long sleeve red velvet dress at Elton John's Oscar Party. For an elegant, formal gown, check out Lady Gaga's black, off the shoulder velvet dress at the 2016 Golden Globes.

Velvet is a very adaptable material that can come in any style. You'll be able to find velvet dresses as a pageant gown, formal gown, cocktail dress, or whatever style you prefer. Velvet is a very flattering material that coats the body. Plus size women don't ever have to worry about rocking a velvet dress. Just check out Danielle Brooks' in her blue velvet gown!

How to Style a Velvet Prom Dress

If you're choosing a velvet prom dress, we recommend you purchase some eye-catching accessories. Velvet dresses tend to come in a single color rather than a pattern. Whenever you're wearing a single color dress, it's a nice opportunity to add some contrast with your shoes, jewelry, or handbags.

Remember that a velvet prom dress is a unique choice. You may be the only young lady at the prom who is wearing this material! Feel confident and proud in your decision, and get ready for all eyes to be on you.

Velvet dresses are a 90's formal wear trend that is making a huge comeback! Whether it is crushed velvet or velveteen, this lustrous material is sure to turn heads when the wearer walks into the room. A popular trend with celebrities and prom-goers alike, this trend is a show-stopper both on the red carpet and on the dance floor.

Genealogy Boutique has created a wide assortment of gorgeous velvet formal dresses that are suitable for a variety of formal events. Whether you are attending a prom, homecoming, or a gala, there is a velvet dress here that will best suit your body type, personal style, and event. For a winter or holiday formal event, long sleeve prom dresses in a dark shade of red would be just the pick. Check out the velvet green prom dresses for a show-stopping option for your next pageant or winter formal. Our collection of velvet gowns feature a variety of necklines from strapless, to off the shoulder and halter necklines. The variation of details on our velvet dresses is endless! Choose from dresses with an assortment of beadwork, cutouts, and silhouettes that best suit your personal style. A fit and flare would be a perfect choice for a girl who does not wish to flaunt her figure while a sexy figure-hugging silhouette would be a daring option for the girl who isn't afraid to flaunt her curves. Whether you are searching for glamorous A-line ball gown dresses, or a sexy little black dress, it will always look so much better in velvet!

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Madison James 20349
Velvet A-Line $319.00
Johnathan Kayne 9011
Off the Shoulder Fitted Velvet Mermaid Dress $490.00
Madison James 19156
Velvet V-Neckline Open Back Simple Dress $318.00 $270.30
Madison James 19155
Strapless Velvet Bodice Satin Ball Gown $278.00 $236.30
Johnathan Kayne 9016
Velvet Shimmering A-Line Gown $550.00
Tiffany Designs 16342
Velvet and Tulle Ball Gown $438.00
Panoply 14910V
Velvet Fitter Gown with High Slit $378.00
Tiffany Designs 16268
Long Fitted Velvet $389.00 $350.00
La Femme 25461
Long A-Line Tulle $450.00
La Femme 25783
Long Fitted Crushed Velvet $378.00
La Femme 26620
Short Fitted Velvet Prom dress $198.00
La Femme 26663
High Neckline Fitted Velvet Short Dress $198.00
Alyce Paris 60139
Long A-Line Lace $448.00 $148.00
La Femme 25174
Long Fitted Velvet $350.00 $244.00
Johnathan Kayne 8201
Sexy Strapless Mermaid Cape Dress $700.00
La Femme 25496
Long Velvet 2 Piece Off the Shoulder $438.00
La Femme 25681
Long Sweetheart Velvet $538.00
La Femme 25772
Long Fitted Lace 2 Piece $438.00
Alyce Paris 60228
Strapless Sweetheart Neckline Velvet Mermaid Dress $498.00
La Femme 25490
Long Fitted Embossed Velvet $450.00
Jovani 57898
V-Neckline High Slit Fitted Velvet Dress $500.00
La Femme 25823
Long Fitted Off the Shoulder Velvet $438.00
La Femme 25158
Strapless Fitted Velvet $350.00
Gigi 26382
V-Neckline Lace and Tulle Open Back Ball Gown $438.00
Jovani 40786
Sexy Strapless Velvet Fitted Gown $590.00
La Femme 26640
Off the Shoulder Bell Sleeve Velvet Short Dress $218.00 $198.00
La Femme 25213
Long Velvet Off the Shoulder $378.00
Johnathan Kayne 8087
Velvet Sweetheart Strapless High Slit Dress $400.00
La Femme 25294
Long Fitted Velvet $350.00
La Femme 25734
Long Fitted Crushed Velvet $398.00
La Femme 25443
Strapless Fitted Velvet $498.00
Tiffany Designs 16272
2 Piece Velvet Brocade Mermaid $379.00 $341.00
La Femme 25866
Long Fitted Velvet $350.00
La Femme 25431
Long Crushed Velvet 2 Piece $378.00
La Femme 25824
Long Fitted Velvet $450.00
La Femme 25375
Long Fitted Velvet $350.00
La Femme 25512
Long Fitted Embossed Velvet $398.00
Alyce Paris 60072
Long Fitted Velvet $298.00 $148.00
La Femme 25497
Long Fitted Embossed Velvet $398.00
La Femme 25667
Long Beaded Velvet 2 Piece $498.00
Jovani 54845
Velvet Deep Cut Open Back $550.00
La Femme 25569
Long Beaded Velvet $498.00