Velvet is a wonderfully versatile fabric that dresses up and down. Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. By extension, the word velvety means "smooth like velvet." This wonderful example from Ariston is the golden hue of a regal camel. Please note the actual fabric is slightly darker than it appears in the photographs of Brian.