Velvet Crush: 12 Grown-Up Ways To Wear Winter's Standout Fabric

Growing up there were two things I really didn't enjoy: 1.) taking my Flintstones vitamins, and 2.) wearing velvet. Why did all the Gen Y parents decide that velvet was the fabric of choice for their kiddos?
I have vivid — so, vivid — memories of wearing a plum-colored velvet frock that I despised. But, for reasons unknown, my past hang-ups with velvet are no more! During the winter months, velvet is the ultimate fabric for winter chic. Whether it may be a velvet shoe or a really great mod dress, I rounded up 12 of my favorite iterations of this luxe fabric that are nothing like my purple baby frock.