When can I wear velvet?

Hello Alison! I was just wondering when it is officially ok to wear velvet. It is now after Labor Day, but it is also about 78 degrees. Would it be ok to wear velvet now? Or would I just look silly if I did? 
-Confused in Indy

A. It’s a bit too early to slide on that soft, slightly shiny, luxe fabric.  Hold off until the temperatures drop in October, then wear it through February with abandon.

  • rose

    We are going to Paris in early April and I have a dressy velvet coat – is it too late in the season to wear that? It would be perfect for the opera – what are my options?

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