6 Ways to Wear Satin Like a Fashion Pro

April 14, 2017
By Cailyn Cox
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Satin is one of the most luxe fabrics around, but it also has a downside: It can be clingy and it's difficult to style.

But don't let that put you off, the pros of wearing satin far outweigh the cons, you just need to know these tips on how to wear the fabric.

1. Don't be too adventurous. For a classic way to incorporate satin into your wardrobe try out a simple cut like a slip dress and stick to solid, neutral tones (black is always a great choice). The high-shine of the fabric already makes it a statement piece so ensure that the rest of your look compliments the slip instead of clashing with it.

2. Be subtle. Tone down your satin garment by pairing it with another fabric. For example, if you're wearing satin pants pair them with a pretty lace blouse or a chunky knit, or if you're opting for a satin blazer break up the look with a statement top and dark-wash skinny jeans.

3. Wear satin as separates. This next point really goes hand-in-hand with the previous one, but satin looks best when worn as separates — pair a typical daytime item with satin to create a more casual feel.

4. Always start small. As with all trends if you're trying them out for the first time don't jump in head first. Instead start small by incorporating the fabric into your wardrobe in the form of accessories — like a satin scarf or headband, and a satin bag.

5. Get the right fit. Satin is one of those fabrics that is particularly unforgiving if the fit is wrong. If your clothing is too tight it will cling and look unflattering, whereas if the item is too big it will instantly create a sort of pajama type appearance.

6. Don't forget underwear. We've established that the fabric is one that tends to show off your figure, thus it's important to wear underwear that not only offers you support (to keep in all your lady bits) but that's also seamless so you don't get annoying pantie lines.

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