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Velvet - Yeah or Nay?

    Once again, fashion trend forecasters are telling us that velvet will be popular this winter.  I think they've been saying this every year for the last 5 in a row.  I'm not sure I believe it.  I've stopped buying vintage dresses in velvet because they just don't sell.  I think most women find velvet a difficult fabric to wear and they shy away from it.  What do you think?  Will you be buying velvet this fall?  Check out the roundup of velvet looks from the Fall 2011 runways at Tom and Lorenzo.

    Shown above, A black rayon strapless dress by Rappi is accented with pleated white organdy at the front.  Sold for $60 in 1954 (about $504 in today's dollar.)