Satin Finish

Satin Finish
Monday, April, 02, 2007 In 1967, the Moody Blues sang about today┬'s texture trend story, sorta. Of course, the song ┬"Nights in White Satin┬" was not, specifically about how WhoWhatWear Daily likes the recent bloom of gals in casual satin frocks┬--which we do. White satin aside, we┬'re just pleased to observe said shiny fabric (normally relegated to the red carpet or bedroom carpet, if you will) showing up in unexpected shapes and colors.

The runways certainly showed this trend, notably front-runners Prada and Miu Miu who went gangbusters with the fabric. The latter even took the satin to the soles, showing color-blocked shoes, like the purple and champagne heel above. Other exemplary offerings were seen at Phillip Lim and Lanvin, both above.

Right now loads of ladies are bringing satin front and center by wearing dresses in either jewel tones (like Lindsay Lohan, far left, in pink, and Mandy Moore, far right, in royal blue) or dark neutrals (brown and grey in particular). Neutrals look especially fresh when you add a rich-colored accessory┬--like Margherita Missoni┬'s red shoes, above, with her gold frock. It┬'s no surprise that the stylish-beyond-her-years Camilla Belle knocked this look out of the ballpark at a recent fashion show, when she showed up in this saffron Vera Wang ($2350, net-a-porter.com). And with that, we┬'ll make our satin finish and say good-bye!

Photo of Lindsay, courtesy of www.x17online.com

Photo of Camilla, courtesy of www.Infgoff.com
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