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The Satin Dress: Timeless and Tantalising

They look classy, feel smooth against your skin, and they come in plenty of different silhouettes and styles. This makes a satin dress an excellent choice for every occasion. From your hen nights to early morning coffee catch-ups, you can find dresses to fit your style and your lifestyle.

Satin dresses were a favourite of '90s fashion, particularly form-fitting slip dresses. Simple to style and comfortable to wear, the trend is returning with a passion. Blend trends and throw a boxy blazer over your new dress with knee-high boots for a finishing touch.

The basic satin slip began its life as a base layer and it can still be useful for that today. Have a gauzy dress you love but want a bit more coverage with? A slip of shimmering satin is the perfect way to complete the outfit.

Mini satin dresses are flirty, fun and ultra-stylish

Strappy cocktail dresses are perfect for your next night out on the town while long-sleeve wrap styles are the ultimate date night option. A mini satin dress can also be a great day-to-night option. If you want some more coverage during the day, you might be surprised at how easily this formal fabric can be made casual and laid back with the addition of a cropped tee and leather jacket or a cosy woollen jumper.

Mid-length dresses are one of the best options if you're looking for a day dress as their silhouette makes them super easy to style with the rest of your everyday wardrobe. They'll look great with a long-line jumper or jacket and some casual boots or sneakers. Another great casual addition to any satin dress is to put on your favourite cotton shirt and tie the ends around your waist. This is a great way to tone down the formality of the dress, while still letting its style shine.

Long hem dresses have the potential to become your new favourite piece of formal wear. Satin is a beautiful, flattering fabric that will float down to the floor and make you feel like the belle of any ball. Long dresses with a deep plunge pair great with a statement necklace while strapless options are perfect for long, dangly earrings.

Keep your satin shining

Satin dresses often last really well, so they're a great investment to make, especially if you find one you fall in love with. Keep it on a hanger in your wardrobe and consider keeping it in a storage bag when you're going to store it for a long time.

You should pay close attention to the specific care instructions on dresses you buy but there are a few common rules for cleaning satin dresses. Wash them by hand where possible in cold water with a gentle detergent such as one made for wool or delicates. Soak it for around 5 minutes in soapy water and then rinse thoroughly. If you do wash them in the machine, use the delicate cycle. But double-check that this is okay for your dress.

Lay your dress out on a flat dry towel and air dry out of sunlight. Iron on medium heat and place a cheesecloth between the iron and the dress to keep it protected.