Velour is a plush, knitted fabric or textile. Velour is used in a wide variety of applications, including clothing and upholstery. Examples such as car seats, or leotards. It combines the stretchy properties of knits, often containing spandex with the rich appearance and feel of velvet. Velour is used in dance wear for the ease of movement it affords, and is also popular for warm, colourful, casual clothing. When used as upholstery, velour often is substituted for velvet.