Silk and satin gowns may have once dominated Old Hollywood Glam styles of decades past, but now they have been updated and modernized to satisfy everything a contemporary bride could want.
Silk and satin are timeless fabrics that have influenced bridal styles for decades. But these luxe fabrics aren't just for old world glamour anymore. Timeless silk and satin fabrics are being used to craft exciting, modern wedding styles that contemporary brides just can't get enough of. If you have written off these gowns as a thing of the past, this list of 30 luxe silk and satin wedding gowns may just have you feeling a bit differently.
01. Grace Loves Lace: Textured Satin Racer Back
Get ready to fall in love with this jaw-dropping satin wedding dress from Grace Loves Lace. This gown is crafted from luxurious textured satin for a truly unique look. Featuring a sophisticated high neckline and fitted silhouette. But the highlight of this dress is obviously the chic and modern racer back design.
02. Galvan London: Modern Silk Romance
Exactly what modern brides are craving. This next silk wedding dress comes from Galvan London. An off-the-shoulder pure silk paneled gown that has a soft feminine silhouette. And we love the surprisingly elegant folded cuffs at the end of the dramatic long sleeves.
03. Elizabeth Fillmore: Satin Pants & Corset Crop
For our modern, couture loving brides out there, you don't want to miss this next satin bridal look from Elizabeth Fillmore. Featuring chic satin wide leg trousers and a luxe corset crop top with crystal bead accents.
04. Dana Harel: Satin Princess
Silk and satin aren't just for Old Hollywood Glam slip dresses. These lavish fabrics can also be used to create statement making gowns fit for a modern day princess. Dana Harel brings us this elegant off-the-shoulder pleated gown which features a chic corseted bodice and trending high front slit.
05. Danielle Frankel: Contemporary Silk Elegance
This next luxe silk bridal gown has the most effortless and contemporary silhouette. Featuring a high neckline, a long straight cut, and a dramatic open back. Our modern, minimalist brides are sure to love this elegant look.
06. Elizabeth Fillmore: 1930s Old World Glamour
The old world glamour of the 1930s has a way of coming back around again and again in bridal fashion, and it is easy to see why with this stunning stain sheath gown from Elizabeth Fillmore. Featuring a dramatic draped low back and a lavishly buttoned skirt.
07. Danielle Frankel: Draped Silk Wool Gown
Reminiscent of 1930s glamorous silk styles, this modern interpretation from Danielle Frankel is made from luxurious silk wool and features a gorgeous off-the-shoulder draped neckline and luxe full length sleeves.
08. Galvan London: Sophisticated Satin Midi
Modern brides can't get enough of minimal, midi length bridal styles. And this understated gown from Galvan London shows us why. This gown is breathtaking with its chic asymmetric wrapped neckline and lavish satin fabric.
09. Cortana: Asymmetric Silk and Tulle
This next gown is made from luxe Italian silk and features a modern asymmetric neckline and seamed design. An exciting feature of this gown is the optional silk tulle accent that attaches at the back of the gown. A more modern interpretation of a veil.
10. Elizabeth Fillmore: Lavish Satin & Ostrich Feathers
Elizabeth Fillmore brings us this next satin wedding gown, and it is all about luxe accenting. This bralette sheath gown is ultra lavish on its own, but it is finished with an ostrich feather belt to add even more elegant drama.
11. Danielle Frankel: Pleated Silk Contemporary
Danielle Frankel brings us this next ultra modern bridal gown made from luxe pleated silk wool fabric. A haute couture bridal look that is all about modern drama.
12. Grace Loves Lace: Textured Satin Elegance
Simple and elegant. This next satin wedding gown comes from Grace Loves Lace, and it features the same unique textured satin fabric as the first gown in our list. This dress glides effortlessly over the body and is pure timeless elegance.
13. Cortana: Silk Satin Mermaid
This flattering off-the-shoulder heavy silk satin mermaid gown is sure to steal your heart. What is most exciting about this gown, is that the neckline can be changed based on how the collar is worn. Off-the-shoulder as seen above, or on the shoulders for more of a draped cowl neckline.
14. Temperley London: Vintage Inspired Modern Silk
Our next luxe silk wedding dress has vintage influences but in a clean and contemporary silhouette. Featuring a modern high neckline, gathered full length sleeves and a chic bow at the back of the neck. The perfect mix or modern and vintage!
15. Elizabeth Fillmore: Satin & Beaded Accents
Elizabeth Fillmore brings us this next satin wedding gown which features a chic 3/4 length cut and a captivating jewel cluster beaded tulle overlay. This gown is understated, yet elegant and glamorous.
16. Galvan London: 90's Inspired Silk Satin
The sleek silhouettes of the 1990s are making a come back in bridal fashion. And Galvan London shows us why with this sleek bell sleeve slip dress. Made from luxurious heavy silk satin this gown features a flattering V-neckline and subtle bell sleeves.
17. Elizabeth Fillmore: Jeweled Tulle Satin Sheath
Effortless and glamorous, this next satin bridal gown features a chic sheath silhouette and an exciting jewel cluster beaded tulle back and sleeves.
18. Watters: Pure Satin Romance
Elegant romance. This satin charmeuse gown is effortlessly feminine. Featuring a deep V neckline, dramatic cuffed sleeves and a sashed waistline. A clean and modern style with vintage influences that is sure to stand the test of time.
19. Grace Loves Lace: Cool Satin Elegance
Next up, we have another stunning textured satin wedding gown from Grace Loves Lace. The cool, modern silhouette features a flattering cowl neck and asymmetric flared hemline.
20. Cortana: Draped Italian Silk
This next gown from Cortana is one of the more unique gowns on our list. Made from luxe Italian silk fabric, this gown features 3 layers of fabric at different lengths. Two long stoles drape from the V-back neckline and they can be wrapped and worn in various ways.
21. Galvan London: Single Shoulder Silk Satin
A classic silhouette, that also feels ultra modern. This next silk satin wedding gown from Galvan London features a unique single shoulder neckline and a long slim silhouette in lavish silk satin fabric.
22. Watters: Modern Strapless Satin Gown
This next satin bridal gown has a chic, modern silhouette that features a clean strapless neckline and a trending dramatic front slit.
23. Elizabeth Fillmore: Edgy Silk Satin Wedding Coat
Bridal outerwear is everywhere in wedding fashion. And a silk stain wedding coat like this can be worn by itself as an edgy wedding day look, or it can be layered over a chic silk slip dress.
24. Danielle Frankel: Romantic Silk and Gauze
Our next luxe silk wedding gown is made from lavish silk wool fabric which is in stark contrast to the billowing gauze off-the-shoulder sleeves. This elegant and contemporary gown is effortless and captivating.
25. Galvan London: Effortless Satin
This next simple and effortless silhouette comes from Galvan London. A stunning satin bridal gown that features a contemporary wrapped neckline and a chic midi length silhouette.
26. Vegabond Bridal: Eco Silk Cocktail Dress
Vegabond Bridal brings us this next silk wedding dress. An eco silk organza cocktail style gown with oversized statement sleeves and a removable matching skirt. A statement making couture style that is a far departure from the Old Hollywood Glam silk and satin styles of the past.
27. Galvan London: Collared Silk Satin Sophistication
We are loving the high collared neckline of this next luxe silk satin wedding dress. This gown is absolutely jaw-dropping, while still being simply effortless. Made from heavy silk satin fabric, this gown has enough structure to create an elegant silhouette, while still softly flowing over all of your feminine curves.
28. Cortana: Effortless Wrapped Silk Satin Gown
Modest, effortless and elegant. This next silk satin bridal style from Cortana features a chic wrapped silhouette with a halter neckline and a clean open back.
29. Cortana: Elegant Silk Flutter Sleeves
Featuring a sashed waist, V front and back necklines, and elegant batwing sleeves - this next luxe silk gown from Cortana has the most flattering silhouette. Effortless, timeless and so glamorous.
30. Galvan London: Silky Old Hollywood Glam
Our last silk satin wedding gown is what Old Hollywood Glam style is all about. This gorgeous gown is made from the most luxurious, flowing silk satin fabric. And the asymmetric wrapped neckline feels both contemporary and timeless.By Kathryn Schrotenboer