Trust stylish singer Mollie King to deliver the goods.
The blonde chanteuse, of The Saturdays fame, attended the ARIA Awards last night in a look that was both seductive and approachable.
The petite 31-year-old opted for a juxtaposition of edgy vinyl trousers with a sumptuous button-up velvet number. With low-key makeup and her hair tousled into effortless waves, the whole look screamed 'date night' done to perfection.
Unfortunately, Mollie's top is by cult-status designer Magda Butrym (a firm favourite of Pandora Sykes, Leandra Medine, Danielle Bernstein et al) and costs a cool €905.
Letitia Ruffled Velvet Top, €905, Magda Butrym
Girl - even if he's taking you to Paris to eat at the Eiffel Tower restaurant, that's a serious price tag for a top. Even though Mollie does make a convincing case for it...
If your night out is more like dinner and drinks in Dublin city - we got you. Here's a roundup of affordable velvet tops that will seal the deal (so to speak) - especially when paired with a great pair of leather pants and stacked gold jewellery.
Anyway, who needs a view of Paris when you look this good?
Brandy Top, €137, Tularosa
Velvet Top, €41, Nasty Gal
Vivienne Velvet Wrap Top, €167, Anthropologie
Callie Top, €136, Lovers + Friends
Velvet Plunge Body, €48.39, Kiss The Sky
Velvet Blouse, €25, & Other Stories
Velvet Amelie Top, €299.10, Marissa Webb
Copper Ribbed Velvet Cami, €30, River Island