Fashion Trends

Spring 2018’s Biggest Eveningwear Trend Is The Satin Dress

You may not be starring in a music video of your own or gracing the catwalk, but you can still rock the satin dress trend for a night out. With its silky fabric and subtly sexy silhouette, a satiny frock works for everything from a girls’ weekend to a dinner party. If you need to layer up, an easy cardigan or blazer can add coverage for a more modest occasion, while a bejewelled necklace allows the style to shine for a glamorous function. Before you jump into the satin dress trend this season, try taking a glimpse at the Spring 2018 runways for the ultimate inspiration.


At Roksanda, punchy brights were the order of the day, and flipped the script on the usual delicate hues of satin. While many of us are accustomed to seeing this fabric in pastel shades or variations on cream and eggshell, the Roksanda take was truly a vibrant one. This ruched, floor-length caftan made a bold impression with its elegant long sleeves, V-neckline and thigh-high slit. Meanwhile, the addition of orange, straight-legged trousers in satin also brought a finishing touch to the look.

Peter Pilotto

Peter Pilotto focused on minty green shades, and featured a calf-length dress with a demure ruched satin hem and a lace, off-shoulder bodice. Perfect for the girly girl who wants to stun at a family gathering or wedding, an inspired approach brings the satin dress back to its feminine and humble roots.

Simone Rocha

Staying true to traditional design, Simone Rocha introduced a vintage style, button-down off-white number with a scalloped neckline. The short puffed sleeves, tie belt and silky texture completed this nightgown-esque, retro dress. We can’t forget the addition of pearl earrings and pearl-studded hair accessories, which played up the antique element of this frock.

Photos: Vogue Runway