Satin/Silk slip dresses fashion trend : How to style satin midi skirt?

COVER STORY / 2019-09-18

What's synonymous with satin midi skirts, maxi dresses, bridesmaid dresses and an instagram hit in 2019? 

It's the show-stopping, shiny satin fabric. This OG '80s ball gowns fabric is a huge trend this year. Celebs and fashion influencers across the world got fully on board with the idea of '90s satin slip dresses and silk slip dresses in slinky fabric.

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For those who are interested in the history of this gorgeous fabric, the word satin stems from the Chinese town of Quanzhou. Originating over 2,000 years ago, this sheeny fabric was the stuff of royal trousseaus, Marie Antoinette’s court, and Givenchy’s gowns. However it was seen in more contemporary iterations at the seasons passed. Since then, satin has been long-associated with lavish dressing and the fabric of the royalty. From formal satin dresses, gowns, handkerchiefs, gloves and more, this fabric has reigned as the epitome of feminine style and sophistication.

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The fluidity of this fabric is truly remarkable and top designers have recognized satin on their spring-summer 2019 catwalks. This luxurious textile, now available to all, used to be one of the most expensive textiles to manufacture, long back. It was only in the late 1800s when satin became popular for undergarments and slips because of its smooth texture. By the 1930s, Hollywood starlets like Mae West and Marilyn Monroe popularised this fabric showing off their feminine figures in this comfortable option. Fast forward to current times, satin has become a wardrobe staple. This fabric that has been thought of as a night-time option, can be worn during the day-time also. Let’s see how to style satin midi skirt and wear Satin all day and all year long!

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CLASSIC SILK SLIP DRESS

Turning heads is an unchallenging task when you choose to wear the classic slip satin maxi dress. This iconic look is perfect for any occasion, be it a casual day function or a satin dress for prom. To feel extra sassy and to dress to impress, a simple plain satin/silk slip dress should do the trick and have you ready for your soiree without any hassle over choosing your outfit for the event. You can incorporate this dress into your casual, everyday look by wearing a plain white or black t-shirt underneath. This look is more daytime appropriate and it will keep you comfy. The flowing satin fabric tends to lengthen your silhouette, even when you wear it with flats or chunky sneakers. Go ahead and stock up on some slip dresses ASAP!

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Kimono

A satin kimono can be dressed up or dressed down to make a casual outfit more interesting. Meet with friends for coffee, or brunch, a satin kimono is a perfect accessory to bring your look to the next level.

Pants

Yes, pants. You can wear satin pants in a various array of styles. From a sleek cigarette pant for formal events to straight cut or flare for a more casual get-together. You can pair satin trousers with a matching satin cami for a very elegant daytime look. When it comes to activewear, snap pants are perfect for a day out with friends or just by yourself or to a short safari trip. Keep it cool with sneakers or dress them up with strappy sandals, the choice is yours.

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Blazer

Class up your looks by replacing your boring, regular blazer with eye-catching satin ones. Ditch your winter coats already if you haven’t yet and be spring-ready with a satin blazer in 2019.A polka dot satin blazer makes a perfect choice for looking chic for any occasion- from office event to a weekend brunch with the girls. Keep it day-time appropriate with a light wash denim and mules, or dress it up with skinny leather pants and black stilettos.

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Duster Coat

Duster coats are great choices to amplify casual outfits. Take it up a notch this season with a satin duster coat and let it illuminate you. Enhance your white tee + blue denim look by simply throwing on a printed vibrant satin duster coat. A regular trench coat is passe in spring and satin dusters are in!

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Top

A collection of satin blouses in different colors and prints is all you need to look crisp and chic at the office this year. Satin tops look more flattering with bell sleeves and you might want to switch them with your regular work shirts. Plus, satin tops make the perfect desk-to-dinner tops. Style Hint: keep this look casual by pairing it with light wash denim and nude heels and take it to dinner with a popping red lip and loose waves.

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