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Trend Alert: Satin

If you are over metallics, satin is a toned-down alternative. With roots in the glamor girls of the 40s, the fluid and rich fabric is a favorite for evening. But with today's satiny options you can wear it 'round the clock. I love it in jewel tones in particular, see Prada S/S '07; when you have a deep plum, cranberry or Spring green satin the color is intensified. Mmmm, if fabric were edible I think satin would taste delightful! I suggest sticking to a simple silhouette and skip the frills and ruffles - today's satin is best in a minimal setting. Here are my picks.


ABS Satin Mini Dress
, $230.


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Banana Republic Silk/cotton embroidered top, $78.


Delias Satin Peep-toe Flat, $34.

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Talldiva45 Talldiva45 10 years
Loves the ABS dress and Banana Top!
asco00 asco00 10 years
Satin just doesn't work for me. My girlfriend just bought a cute red satin top, looked awesome on her. It's definitely for some but NOT for others.
Jennie Jennie 10 years
I don't know about other women but I just can't handle satin, perhaps it's an acquired taste?
DCStar DCStar 10 years
Yuck - I hate satin. Too many prom nightmares.
SU3 SU3 10 years
:LOVE: that satin mini - great color too!
lorioz lorioz 10 years
I love all of these!
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
Ooh! I love those flats! Totally within my price range at the moment.
Jillness Jillness 10 years
Word of warning...don't wear satin on any body part you are trying to minimize!! The light reflection will make it look bigger.
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
awesome dress. i, too, love the jewel tones but i can't ever find any. my problem with shiny fabrics is that they attract light to the wrong places and ultimately make you look fatter. and satin, depending on the article of clothing, may fall awkwardly on the body. but it's cute in small pieces, like those awesome flats.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
Wow, I love those shoes! "Party like a rock star, pound like a porn star, play like an all star!"
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 10 years
Satin dresses wrinkle too badly for me to consider them.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Hmmm... those flats are ADORABLE, and cheap! I don't know if I could ever wear satin shoes again, though. They remind me too much of Dyeables. :rotfl:
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