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Why Lux Fashion Brands Love Satin

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

Unfavourable stereotypes about satin include the fact that it should only be used for bedding and bridesmaid dresses. But this underrated fabric is making a comeback on the runways and in department stores. Satin no longer carries the unfortunate stigma that it once did, thanks to contemporary silhouettes, edgy design, and fashionable colours. Here are some of the ways that designers and fashion brands are reinterpreting satin for the current season in 2022.

Why luxury brands love Satin

Fashion Brands love Satin Blouse & Shirts

Gone are the days of stuffy satin blouses! Here are some brands' styles that use Satin as a choice for making unconventional trendy dresses for their customers. These fashionable satin shirts and blouses prove that satin can be ladylike and modern. Style these with straight formal trousers or a cruelty-free leather skirt or even denim jeans, for that edgy look.

Satin Evening Dresses

Cut from satin with a lustrous finish and luxurious, soft feel, several fashion brands are making sophisticated evening dresses, perfect for special occasions. Here are some trending designs from different brands that are taking the fashion world by storm. If these inspire your own designers to create a unique satin evening dress, just connect with the team at NoName and we’ll help you make something special for you at a very competitive price.

Satin Modern Everyday Wear

Upstart fashion brands are creating very trendy and fashionable dresses to stand out from the competition and give a contemporary look to satin. Here’s a two-piece emerald green mini dress with puff sleeve & high waist in ruched satin. Check out these other modern outfits from other brands that are very in and fashionable at boutiques and small fashion brands creating a vintage vibe. Team it with stilettos and a tote bag to complete a retro outfit.

Satin Fabric - why it's so special

Satin fabric is traditionally known and recognised for its glossy appearance, similar to silk. However, it is much cheaper than silk and cruelty-free, if that matters for your brand. Satin weaves are more flexible than plain weave fabrics, and satin is generally known for its lustrous finish and beautiful drape.

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Here are some characteristics of satin.

1. Shiny front. Satin weaves create a shiny, soft right side of the fabric and a dull back due to the organization of the warp and weft threads. Satin feels soft and very luxurious.

2. Beautiful drape. Due to the concentration of fibres and the pliability of the fabric, satin weaves create a soft and easy drape that makes them ideal for evening wear and curtains.

3. Durable. Since satin uses long filament fibres which are woven in a very taut fashion, the resulting material is stronger than many plain weave fabrics.

4. Wrinkle-resistant. Satin doesn’t wrinkle as easily as other fabrics, and thicker satins are less prone to wrinkles.

However, satin also has some downsides, such as:

1. Snags easily. The threads can get easily caught in a satin weave, which leaves to unappealing snags.

2. Difficult to work with. Since satin is soft and slippery, it can be unforgiving in the sewing process.

Types of Satin

There are several different types of satin, and they vary based on what fibres are used in the weave and which type of satin weave is used. Here are a few examples of satin weaves:

1. Antique satin: Antique satin uses unevenly spun yarns as the weft threads, and is woven in the 5-harness or 8-harness fashion.

2. Baronet satin: This form of satin uses rayon warp threads and cotton weft threads, and it is considered extremely lustrous.

3. Charmeuse: Charmeuse satin, from the French word for “charmer”, is very lightweight with an easy drape, and it has the traditional characteristics of satin with a shiny front and a dull back.

4. Crepe back satin: Crepe back satin is reversible, where one side has the lustrous, satin finish and the reverse side has a crepe texture.

5. Duchess satin: Duchess satin is a heavy fabric. It’s stiffer and has less lustre than standard satin, and it is usually dyed in solid colours and used for dresses.

6. Messaline: This form of satin is very lightweight and has a high shine, and it’s usually woven from rayon or silk.

7. Polysatin: This is an abbreviation for satin woven from polyester threads.

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