Don't get us wrong, we love a good, fuzzy faux-brocade or smoking jacket as much as the next lady or gent. But the amount of velvet we've been seeing on celebs lately — in the summertime, no less! — has been absolutely staggering, rivaled in the past 15 years only by Halloween stores. (A) It is not 1995 right now, and (B) it is like eleventy billion degrees everywhere because it is the summertime.
Velvet’s a tricky one to pull off. On one hand, it reminds one of old-time luxury. On the other hand, it reminds one of groping. Velvet is super-clingy, but styles that involve velvet tend to cover up a little bit more. We’re really conflicted on how we feel about this, and we might have to do some processing.
This is getting curmudgeonly, but seriously, everyone started wearing velvet this summer and it’s kind of weird! Is velvet — particularly crushed velvet, the most controversial of all velvets — coming back? Is this a green light for velour, too? Click through the gallery to see the proof. We hope you hung onto your 8th grade dancewear.