Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Au Satin

Sometimes it surprises BeansTalk that people still actually wear satin. Sure, it’s shiny, but it’s not flattering, especially when it’s a snugly fitting satin. Even some of the world’s most primed and prepared red-carpet denizens can look poochy (which of course, they are not). It’ a completely unforgiving fabric. But it is the very essence of party and cocktail garb, so we couldn’t not include it. Here are two of the prettiest we found.

Satin Jewel Shift Dress
Stylish satin shift dress with a round scoopneck with large jewel embellishments and gathered pleats, pleated front, bubble hem, and a small keyhole back. Side zipper closure.
- 31" approx length from shoulder to hem.
-97% polyester, 3% spandex. Machine wash cold. $29.80

David Meister Satin Cutout Dress
• Royal blue.
• V neckline; pleated bust.
• Cutout back (see below).
• Acetate/nylon/spandex; lining, polyester.
• Dry clean only.
• Made in USA.
Price: $360.00