6 Ways Designers are Rethinking Satin

Satin has the unfortunate reputation of being good only for bridesmaids’ dresses and questionable bedding.  This underrated fabric is making a comeback on the runways and in department stores.  Modern fashion abolishes the regrettable associations from which satin has suffered with modern silhouettes, edgy styling, and trending colors.  Today we are sharing some of the ways that designers are rethinking satin this season.

The Satin Blouse


6 Ways Designers are Rethinking Satin
Photo courtesy of Christopher Kane


Gone are the days of stuffy librarian satin blouses!  The rag sleeve satin blouse by Christopher Kane proves that satin can be ladylike and modern.  Style the $1195 blouse with a patent leather skirt for more edginess.

The Satin Trench


6 Ways Designers are Rethinking Satin
Photo courtesy of Tom Ford
Satin has long been a fabric associated with femininity.  The contrast of the masculine cut of this silk-satin evening coat from Tom Ford adds some needed edge to the garment.  Add this piece to your collection for $4990.
A menswear-inspired evening coat with peak lapels and a straight fit. Crafted of double silk satin and featuring an optional silk waist belt.

The Satin Day Dress


6 Ways Designers are Rethinking Satin
Photo courtesy of Jason Wu


When you think of a satin dress, your mind likely draws you a picture of a flowing evening gown.  The crepe back satin belted wrap dress from Jason Wu proves that satin can go casual.  Own this belted beauty for $1795.


Trench-like details elevate this unexpected wrap dress, the epitome of urban chic.

The Satin Pump


6 Ways Designers are Rethinking Satin
Photo courtesy of Michael Kors


Add a pop of color to your spring and summer dresses with the Claire satin pump from Michael Kors. The $125 shoes are available in pink and red — two of Spring’s hottest colors.


Give day and night looks a touch of sophistication with our Claire pumps. A welcome addition to any well-edited wardrobe, this elegant pair features a timeless pointed-toe silhouette and soft satin finish. Wear yours with everything from cocktail dresses to boyfriend jeans.

The Satin Bag


6 Ways Designers are Rethinking Satin
Photo courtesy of Alexander McQueen


Alexander McQueen has never been known for doing meek and mild fashion.  This satin skull four-ring box clutch from Alexander McQueen flips the idea of a ladylike satin clutch on its head.  Add some edge to your wardrobe for $4542.50.


Exclusive black satin Skull four-ring box clutch with a red oversized crystal bow. Featuring an antique silver-finished handle, adorned with metal skulls and a mix of Swarovski crystals. Inside, the clutch is lined in nappa.

The Satin Dress


6 Ways Designers are Rethinking Satin
Photo courtesy of Palomo Spain


The Vino Tinto dress by Palomo Spain is probably the most traditional satin garment in this list.  The red silk evening dress is elegant and sexy, without any gross satin bridesmaid’s gown vibes.  Purchase one of your own for $818.

So, tell us, will you be adding satin to your wardrobe this season?

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6 Ways Designers are Rethinking Satin