Velvet dresses: they're good for Christmas but you can pretty much wear them anywhere. Don't reserve these for the festive period - these dresses need new homes (see it as your good deed for the day). If there's a time to wear velvet, it's pretty much all the time. Showcase this edit â€“ from oversized t-shirt dresses with flocked velvet detailing to lustrous velvet bodycon dresses. Burgundy, oxblood right through to bright red hues, these are the dresses your wardrobe will need. Get some.