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Most of us would run a mile from clinging blue satin, but as she graced the catwalk overnight at her film premiere, this actress showed us that satin can indeed be done. What’s more, it can be worn by “real-shaped” women over 60.

Appearing at the opening of the BFI London Film Festival Meryl Streep looked elegant and stylish in a floor-length satin gown in electric blue.

Starts at 60’s style editor Siobhan says shiny fabrics like satin can be difficult to wear because they cling in all the wrong places and the sheen tends to make us look bigger.

However, the neat tailoring around the shoulders and neckline of Streep’s dress provide structure, allowing the rest of the dress to fall in an appealing, flattering way.

Just yesterday, Streep was copping flack for an “insensitive” t-shirt she wore on the cover of a London magazine, so it must be a relief to get it right now.

Streep was joined on the red carpet by her co-stars in the film Suffragette by legendary British actor John Hurt who looks great despite his battle with pancreatic cancer.

What do you think of Meryl Streep’s choice of frock? Does it suit her? Would you wear satin? 

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  1. Meryl looks absolutely beautiful and wears the dress to perfection. The trick to wearing satin, or any other “clingy” fabric is to moisturise your body all over. The satin then will not “cling” but “drape” and look stunning. This trick works especially well with pantyhose, especially if you rub the moisturiser over them.

  2. I love Satin, absolutely love it and I would wear it all the time if I could. There is a product called “Fabric Softener” 😀 😀 that removes static and cling so that helps as well as moisteriser. mmmm Think I will go get one of my red satin tops out of my wardrobe and wear it somewhere. 😀 🙂

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