Velvet has many enemies. I too was one of those people for quite awhile. People who loathe its existence, wish it was never invented, and shudder at the thought of a post-90′s velvet revival. I can find that position mildly understandable; sure, there have been some…MANY velvet disasters. But for the most part I fall into the velvet-lovers camp because there are also many times when velvet can go so incredibly right that it’s hard to bear any long-standing grudge. If you’re a hater, don’t turn away just yet – the velvet revival comes in many forms. You may just be pleasantly surprised.