Consider one of your holiday woes alleviated: you no longer have to search for a party dress because Keira Knightley found it for you. The actress stepped out with husband James Righton for the Mothers2Mothers fundraiser gala in London on Wednesday, November 29, in a Vampire’s Wife mididress that ticks every one of this year’s holiday style boxes. Not only was her dress (called Festival) velvet and jewel-toned — the sumptuous combination of the season — it also had frilled ¾ sleeves, a demure high neck and a flattering cut at the waist.
In other words, Knightley not only donned the feminine look that can be pulled off by just about anyone, no matter the occasion, but she also accomplished the feat of rocking a frock that is forgiving in the event that you indulge a little too much. Win, win. To help you party prep, we found our favorite flattering velvet numbers for you to twirl around in this holiday season.
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The Vampires Wife Festival Dress in Corduroy
While Knightley’s exact number is currently sold out, you can pick up the exact same style in a luxurious corduroy fabric and still nail the look.
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Hobbs London Elva Dress
If you fancy a brighter color, but are still into a victorian neckline a la Knightley, this dress is a great bet.
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H&M Velour Wrap Dress
If you love a good wrap-waisted number, we feel you. Bonus: this one is super affordable.
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Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Velvet Tie-Neck Midi Dress
For the woman who isn’t so into frills, but loves a good bow at the neckline.
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Reformation Starry Dress
Jewel tone? Check. Velvet? Check? Deep-V neckline? Check.