For some reason, velvet instantly makes me think of Christmas. If you're a December-baby, a velvet dress is the perfect way to combine a little holiday spirit into your birthday outfit and stay cozy.
Kim Kardashian has been wearing a lot of velvet lately, so you know it must be trending right now.
I prefer a more form fitting style, but if a velvet dress is too much for you, try a looser fitting skirt or pants. Darker colors and sleeves are the best ways to go to avoid looking trashy.
You can also add just a hint of velvet with shoes or ankle boots.