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If you are trying to find a dress that works for you, then choosing the right fabric is one of the most important points to begin with. Different fabrics have an individual look and will determine your comfort level and the whole wedding look.


Wedding Dress Fabrics

To make it easier for you to understand, we will divide them into 2 major groups: Structured and Soft. -Usually, a wedding dress is made up of a combination of fabrics, the stronger structured fabrics on specific areas, like the detailed bodice or underskirt while soft fabrics add more romance and elegance to your wedding dress.


Wedding Dress Fabrics

1 Common Structured Fabrics
  (1) Satin (sample here)

Sometimes, it may be referred to as ‘Duchess Satin’, it’s heavy, plain and lustrous, it’s mostly popular due to its dress shape and natural sheen. Ideal for traditional formal weddings, but not suggested for hot seasons due to it’s heavy structure.


  (2) Taffeta (sample here)
A fabric in a slight-sheen fabric similar to satin – lighter, smooth and crisp, which rustles when you move. Suitable for structured ball gowns and full skirts.



  (3) Organza (sample here)
A versatile fabric that looks similar to chiffon but stiffer. Structured and works so well with many other fabrics, it’s especially great for overlay embellishments, such as trains, full skirts, and wedding veils.  There are other structured fabrics like Mikado, which are luminous and perfect for formal structured dresses.



2 Common Soft Fabrics
  (1) Chiffon (sample here)
It’s transparent, sheer without sheen. Largely available in simple styles, like  prom and evening dresses. Chiffon wedding dresses are generally perfect for destination weddings in warm weather.



  (2) Charmeuse (sample here)
A glamorous and lightweight sheer fabric that is rich in shine, and has a touch of satin.



  (3) Georgette
The fabric is sheer, light and floaty,  it is often used for wedding dress overlays and train embellishments, which can soften the silhouette of the dress.



  (4) Tulle (sample here)
Tulle looks fabulous when mixed with other fabrics. It’s also ideal for overlay full skirts and wedding veils.



  (5) Lace (sample here)
A stunning fabric which gives a real vintage look, for more information on lace, see our previous post.



And with this guide, we hope you find the gown of your dreams.

Read Part One: The Wedding Gown Guide (1) – What’s Your Silhouette?

Read Part Two: The Wedding Gown Guide (2) – The Scoop on Necklines

Read Part Three: The Wedding Gown Guide (3) – All About Trains

Source from: Tulle & Chantilly

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