There’s no denying that 2022 is shaping up to be the year of the dress. With so may dress trends–from cut-out to puff sleeve and maxi–it’s tricky to choose just one, but we’ve spotted yet another dress trend that’s proving to be just as prolific on the high street as it is in designer circles.
Usually associated with ’80s bridesmaid gowns, satin dresses have undergone a reinvention of late. Instead of the heavy duchess satin most commonly found on bad prom dresses, the fabric is gradually become thinner and lightweight, making its overall vibe sultry as opposed to frumpy.
Most of us would associate modern-day satin with slip dresses. But it’s used to create just about every silhouette you can think of. So whether you prefer oversized silhouettes to garments cut close to the body, rest assured this is one dress trend you won’t be exempt from. With a luxurious look and touch, we suspect satin dresses will be in high demand for summer weddings and soirées.
However, that doesn’t mean you need to keep them for formal occasions only. With a simple switch of shoes, you can make them work for less formal outings as well. With minis, midis and maxis to choose from, in a variety of gorgeous hues, keep scrolling to see and shop our edit of the best satin dresses to shop now.
Not your usual Arket find, but a brilliant one.
A complete showstopper.
A ‘wow’ dress is ever we’ve seen one.
Satin shirt? Yes please!
You can’t beat a slip dress for spring.
Ticking off that cut-out dress trend.
For every fancy occasion for the rest of time.
This rich glossy shade will make your skin glow.
Brown is the new black.
So good dressed down with sporty trainers.
Looks gorgeous, and it’s made from 100% recycled materials.
This satin mini is making us feel nostalgic.
We love this new shade of Ghost’s now iconic ‘Meryl’ dress.
Look at that dreamy neckline.
A tangerine dream.
Layer this over a high neck top for now with chunky ankle boots.
A wedding guest favourite for 2022.
This will wear just as well with slider sandals as it will platform heels.
You’ll mind any excuse to wear this.
Perfect for a bride-to-be.
This beauty comes in 7 different colours and prints.
See, bridesmaid dresses have come a long way.
How amazing is this punchy pink shade? We love.
You can’t beat a a Rixo dress no matter the day, time or year.
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