Holiday Apparel III: Satin

There are hundreds of slip dresses this year…for which one must have a splendid figure and/or proper underpinnings. Matte satin is generally more constructed than shiny models. Fuller skirts are more forgiving. Purchase for your body.

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Back Cut-Out Satin Ballgown by Morgan & Co.: Contemporary.  61 1/2″ length. Back zipper closure. Scoop neck. Full-length, pleated ball skirt with side-seam pockets. Lined polyester. $249.00

High/Low Satin Ballgown by Betsy & Adam: Gracious. Metallic-sheen satin features dual V-necklines and a pleat-flared, high/low ball skirt with side seam pockets. Hidden back-zipper closure. V-back. Lined polyester. $259.00

V-Neck Satin Crêpe de Chine Ballgown by Mac Douggal: Back zipper closure. V-neck and back. Side-seam pockets. Lined polyester. $398.00

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Ellie Satin Dress: Easy and flirty. Features wide off-the-shoulder straps and a coordinating paneled bodice shaped with layered pleats and a central-gathered seam, falling into a long, fully-lined skirt. Lined Acetate/polyamide/elastodiene (?!) Back zipper closure. 60% off at $427.00


Left: High Neck Satin Ballgown by Mac Douggal: Beautiful back detail. Back hook-and-eye; hidden back-zipper closure. Jewel neck. Side-seam pockets Lined Polyester. $398.00

Center: Rachel Zoe Chantelle Macramé-trimmed Satin Dress: Fun. Swishy fringe gently skims the floor. Slim silhouette with low-cut back and dramatic split.  Concealed hook and zipper fastening at back. $495.00

Right: Belted asymmetric Silk-satin Shirt Dress by MATÉRIEL: For the leader of the pack. Cut for a slightly loose fit, use the belt to cinch in at the waist. Internal shoulder pads. Lightweight, non-stretchy fabric. Partially concealed button-fastenings along front. $835.00

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JS Collections Satin Crepe Trumpet Gown: Ladylike. Cascading cape-style sleeves.  Hidden back-zipper closure. Deep surplice V-neck. Slit three-quarter sleeves. Lined polyester- a bit of stretch, a bit of sheen. $348.00

Simone Halter Satin Gown by Kay Unger: Sheer Hollywood. 61″ length. Ties at halter neck. Full-length A-line skirt with knee-high front slit. Lined polyester. $268.00

Strapless Side Slit Satin Gown by Alfred Sung: Classic. Cries out for a grand neck piece and earrings. Nips the waist and adds a slit for spins on the dance floor. Also in ivory. Hidden back-zipper closure. Lined polyester. $248.00

Ruched Satin Midi Dress by Harlyn: On the innocent side. Structured dress designed pleated panels that cascade from the waist. 46″ center front length; (size Medium). Hidden back zipper; keyhole with hook-and-eye closure. Square neck. Adjustable straps. Lined polyester. $146.00

Not Shown:  Molly Cowl Neck Rumpled Satin Gown by WAYF  $138.00


Left: Les Heroines by Vanessa Cocchiaro Hedy Ruched Matte-satin Gown: Elegant and understated. Skirt is split at the front and has a train hem. mIvory matte-satin viscose. Lined. Button fastenings through front $645.00

Center: Claudia Satin Gown by Lovers & Friends: For the slim and feminine. Partially lined polyester satin. Mockneck with tie closure. Hidden back zipper closure. $238.00

Right: Raquel Diniz Aiko Polka-dot Silk-satin Dress: Distinctive detail. Lightweight, lined fabric. High ruffled neck, beige mesh straps. Pleated bodice. Ruffled raw-edge trim. Back button closure. 50% off at $575.00                                                  

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The Line by K Esme Open-back Satin Dress: Sleek and confident. Tempt with an open back and trailing bow. Navy rayon satin. $225.00

Derya Fluted-hem Silk-satin Dress: Bold and sassy. Falls from gathered shoulders to a V-neckline underscored by a nipped tie-waist. Drapes into an asymmetric fluted hem with a short train. Lightweight fuschia silk-satin. V-shaped back. Beige mesh lining Concealed back zipper closure. 50% off at $499.00                           

The Line by K Allegra Asymmetric Ruffled Satin Dress: You’re either in favor of orange or not. Fluid, mid-weight, non stretchy satin with has pin-thin straps and an asymmetric ruffled hem. Cut for a slim fit. Polyester satin. $220.00                                                                                                                           

Johanna Ortiz Escape With Me Satin Dress– Cocktails anyone? Paneled bodice with skinny shoulder straps. Skirt shaped with an asymmetric ruffle. Green and pink floral print. Polyester Silk Satin. Back zipper closure. 60% off at $638.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.