I was 12 the last time I wore satin. I wore a lilac, bead-embellished bridesmaid dress that matched with my sister's. It hadn't entered my mind or wardrobe since—until designers Rejina Pyo, Jason Wu, Sies Marjan, Nanushka and Balenciaga (to name just a few) started sending satin looks down the runway. Since then, I've reconsidered letting it re-enter my wardrobe for the first time in over a decade.
Synonymous with poofy '80s ballgowns and OTT bridesmaid dresses, this woven, shiny fabric can vary from a heavier duchess satin to a thinner, almost-crinkled looking crepe style. As many were quickly and fully on board with the return of the '90s silk slip dress and slip skirt, it's perhaps no great wonder that this slinky fabric is back in town.
Far from being just for evening wear (although we do always equate satin with Carrie Bradshaw's pink Oscar de la Renta ball gown, gifted by Alexander Pertrozsky), the high-shine fabric has made a return for the everyday. Keep scrolling to see how our favourite influencers are wearing the fashion satin trend, and then shop our favourite pieces.
Leomie's satin Galvan dress is all kinds of showstopping.
Ellie's satin dress is complimented by the most OTT shoes.
Camille takes a style cue from Beyoncé in her Peter Pilotto satin suit.
Lisa's lilac Nanushka dress was one of the first cool satin pieces we spotted.
Hannah's slip skirt-and–chunky jumper combo is exactly what we want to wear to work each day.
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Red, pink and satin. The dream.
This dress gives us Carrie Bradshaw vibes.
Hello, day-to-night dressing.
Just like Beyoncé's.
Mango nails it again.
This dress is versatile. Wear for a wedding or the weekend (just change how you style it).
Alexa knows a good blouse.
We're into purple for party season and beyond.
No longer just for ballet slippers, satin shoes are the trending addition to add to your wardrobe.
This dress is going to look good forever.
If you don't already have a jumpsuit in your wardrobe, now's the time.
Obsessed with that knot detail.
Mixing different satin textures is a surefire way to look extra chic.
Pair with jeans or a dress—either will look trés stylish.
Green never looked so good.
Twin with Tamu from All the Pretty Birds in these Marni slingbacks.
Don't fancy a satin outfit? Try an accessory in the trending fabric.
If you buy one skirt, make it this one.
These mules are influencer-approved.
Wear with a knit, blouse or tee—the outfit possibilities are endless.
Such a good colour for winter.