May 22, 2018

Silk has a long history of prestige, as it used to be associated with royalty in the past. Centuries later, there is still an air of opulence that lingers. Despite its wide mass appeal, the illustrious fabric isn’t lost on designers labels like Yves Saint Laurent and Dolce & Gabbana who create luxurious pieces that stand the test of time. Although seemingly delicate, silk drapes perfectly over your body and is highly breathable in our current climate, without ever losing style points. So if you want to appear one step ahead of the fashion curve, here are 5 silk creations from the biggest esteemed houses.

Max Mara Silk Georgette Dress

Max Mara’s silk kaftan midi dress captures the essence of summer in all its bright floral printed glory. Its elegant soft flow is complimented by the cornflower blue on white theme, and the shiny satin belt creates a cinched effect. This gorgeous number also comes with a contrasting colour silk slip.

Saint Laurent Kimono Shirt Dress in Black Silk

Saint Laurent blends a touch of Asian eclecticism with the sensual appeal of black silk in a piece that’s worn loose, but still accentuates all the right curves. This buttoned dress is tapered at the waist with a drawstring and incorporates the traditional wide kimono sleeves for a look that’s conservatively alluring. Team it with gladiator sandals or sneakers, and don’t forget to accessorise.

Chloe Silk Tank Top

If there’s one essential silk top you should own, Chloe’s white tank top would be it. Simple, comfortable and versatile, plain is not always bland if you mix it up well. Wear it with a pair of trousers or a short skirt, and you can’t go wrong with this minimalist garment in the sartorial department.

Versace Shoulder Pad Silk Blazer

Versace gives the modern women’s blazer a sultry sweet revamp with this light pink number featuring a tailored figure-hugging cut. From their tribute collection, gold metal detailing comes in the form of a ‘Versace’ chained label as well as a single button embossed with their iconic Medusa head. Dress it with denim for that semi-formal effect or bring sexy back with their matching high-waisted shorts.

Dolce & Gabbana Sleeveless Sweater in Silk

Dolce & Gabbana’s airy sleeveless sweater is easy to wear and match which makes it a good staple for your collection. Eye-catching in a colourful peony print, exude fun cheery vibes with this lightweight top when you plan your next afternoon outing.

Image Credits: Max Mara, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana