The best velvet trousers to buy for Christmas party season

Velvet is luxe but cosy, making it a wardrobe transformer for this time of year (Pictures: Credited below)

If you think of velvet as the reserve of aristocratic dudes in smoking jackets and Santa impersonators, you couldn’t be further from the truth.

The fabric tends to make a reappearance every year on the high street during the festive season; its cosy feel and reflective sheen seeming somehow more Christmassy than denim, linen, or cotton.

But its unending winter appeal isn’t because we’re trying to emulate our stockings.

In fact, velvet remains a firm favourite due to its versatility, allowing us to dress up day looks for nights on the tiles while still retaining heat.

A pair of velvet trousers won’t be your most-worn wardrobe addition, but they’ll see you through office parties, Christmas dinners, and last-minute festive evenings year upon year.

Not too revealing or chilly for work, but with a lowkey glitz for after dark. Dare we say, a party season staple.

We’ve rounded up the best velvet trousers you can buy right now, from casual to formal, for easy festive dressing.

MM6 Maison Margiela velvet pants

Thanks, they’re Margiela (Picture: The Outnet)

Buy for £141 – down from £315 – at The Outnet.

Sadie Velvet Trouser

Go sports-luxe with a sweatpant shape in sumptuous velvet (Picture: White Stuff)

Buy for £65 from White Stuff.

Janice Cotton Velvet Trousers

Cotton velvet is like the regular fabric, but it has more of a matte finish and is weightier for structured pieces (Picture: Kitri)

Buy for £125 from Kitri.

Crushed velvet high-waisted trousers

Crushed velvet offers a twist, and these trousers have a matching blazer to create a standout suit (Picture: Nasty Gal)

Buy for £39 – down from £65 – at Nasty Gal.

Biba x Tess Daly velvet trousers

Gen Z say skinnies are out, but we say long live the tapered leg… (Picture: House of Fraser)

Buy for £49 from House of Fraser.

Mocha velvet flares

… Although flares are equally acceptable! (Picture: New Girl Order)

Buy for £42 from New Girl Order.

Asos Design Velvet Flare Trouser

Feeling brave? Embrace patterns and print (Picture: Asos)

Buy for £28 from Asos.

Velvet trousers

The multi-tonal shimmer of velvet elevates loungewear looks (Picture: Reserved)

Buy for £19.99 at Reserved.

Zena Trousers

The contrasting stripe on these gives them a retro feel and make them super versatile (Picture: Boden)

Buy for £98 from Boden.

Renaissance Ruched Bum trousers

Pair these with a shorter top to show off the bum ruching, which flatters and defines your derriere (Picture: PLT)

Buy for £11 – down from £22 – from PrettyLittleThing.

Gabriella Velvet Flared Jeans

These Reiss jean/trouser hybrids ooze class – and come with FIVE pockets (Picture: Reiss)

Buy for £150 at Reiss.

Eva Velvet Overalls

Admittedly this is a jumpsuit, but what are dungarees if not trousers enduring? (Picture: Free People)

Buy for £148 from Free People.

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