Yes, 'tis the season of gingerbread and overgrown elves and candy canes in everything from trees to your morning coffee. Yes, it may be tempting to go overboard with adherence to the Christmas spirit. Santa Claus was the original Velv-It Boy, after all. But resist the temptation—and the polar bear. You don't need Santa's ratty coat to be festive. Here, we'll help.
Swingy, flirty, perfect. This Asos dress boasts a velvet bodice and the best skirt you'll ever cross a room in. If you want to indulge your need to pet your dress (oh, come on, you know running your hands down your outfit is the best reason to buy velvet), but you don't want dive to in headfirst, this dress is a great midpoint.
J Brand Stretch Velvet Leggings
Jeans are another good way to ease into the velvet trend. J Brand knows its jeans—and these velvet leggings  are no different. Dress them up with a silk shift and platforms for your office holiday party, dress them down with boots and a slouchy sweater. And hey, if you did want to indulge in a new pet polar bear, these velvet pants may be your best bet at keeping up with the newly-freed beast.
J Crew Leopard Print Velvet Dress
Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent Champagne Velvet Maxi Skirt
Another one for the woman who's not velvet shy, this champagne velvet skirt  is a great choice for holiday parties. Top it with a red cashmere sweater or a drapey black chiffon coat top and avoid the Swedish meatballs. And beware of handsy accountants who might not be able to resist the lure of leggy velvet.
Sabine Velvet Pants