“I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable.”

I have a love/hate relationship with velvet.

The pros: feels soft, reminds me of the holidays, makes me think of my boyfriend Tom Ford…

{Gwyneth wears Tom Ford for Gucci in 1996}

The cons:  makes me think of ugly Christmas dresses, reminds me of Juicy Couture tracksuits, and it can look cheap.

It is very comfortable, however, so I understand why George Constanza wanted to “drape himself in velvet.”  As winter gets near so does velvet season.  I’ve noticed that velvet pants are making quite a comeback and actually I find some of them cute!

I’m loving this retro pair from Rachel Zoe~

Rachel Zoe ‘Hutton’ velvet pants (on sale!)

J.Crew matchstick velvet jeans

What do you ladies think — will you be wearing these?   Do you like velvet?