Plush Life: Get Your Holiday Party Fix With Vintage Velvet

ebay-roundup-1209Whether it's vintage or brand-new, there's something totally festive about a velvet dress. For many, it sparks memories of Christmas pageants and visit's to Santa's lap. For others, it harkens back to a certain prom dress with a fish-tail train. Well, totally provoked by all the delicious velvet we saw on the fall/winter runways (thanks Anna Sui), we decided to troll for bargain beauties on eBay. Here are some of our top cheapy-chic finds.
Above, clockwise from top left:
Vintage Black Velvet Ethnic Dress—Very Talitha Getty.
Vintage Black Velvet Bandage Dress—Very borderline amazing/tacky.
Vintage Halston Velvet Dress—Perfection on the right person.
1940's Blue Velvet Gown—Old Hollywood all the way.
Runway photograph: Fall/Winter '08, Anna Sui