Who said maxi dresses were for summer only? Jessica Alba brightened our winter blues in a stunning, floor-length LBD at the Evening With Ralph Lauren, hosted by Oprah Winfrey in New York last night. Velvet is the textile of the season with a whole array of famous faces wrapping up in luxurious style and we have to admit, Ms. Alba is definitely running ahead of the fash pack in this gorgeous ensemble. Velvet screams glamour and extravagance so make sure to get your hands on a black velvet vestment for the up-coming party season. A strapless design flaunts those chiselled limbs and we love the decorative, bejewelled bandeau that Jessica has expertly teamed with a colour-popping clutch and some striking jewellery. Get Jessica's glamorous party style below or shop Team LBD's collection of magnificent velvet dresses. [affiliate category_id=126 per_page=3 show_pagination=false]