Beginners guide to Wedding Dress Fabrics

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December 21, 2022

When deciding on your dream dress, it is important you feel your most comfortable and fabrics can be a huge part of this. Fabric can also alter how the dress looks on your body, 

  • Silk – A timeless wedding dress fabric, lightweight yet durable and beautiful to the touch. This smooth fabric can be made for glamorous ball gowns or modern slip dresses.
  • Mikado – Mikado is a structured textile and provides a crisp, firm grip without adding weight. This is a great fabric for brides wanting to wear a luxurious fabric on their wedding day but one that’s not too heavy. 
  • Tulle – Tulle is a fine netting made from silk or rayon that creates a voluminous, romantic bridal look.
  • Chiffon – Chiffon is one of the lightest fabrics for wedding dresses. The matte fabric is a beautiful choice for spring or summer weddings due to its lightweight, delicate appearance. 
  • Crepe – Crepe has become an increasingly popular fabric for modern brides with its soft silky feel. It hugs and shapes the body while still draping beautifully.  
  • Lace – Lace is a timeless and iconic wedding fabric that has plenty of versatility in patterns, textures and styles. It is typically placed over other fabrics like tulle or satin as a dazzling finishing touch. 
  • Satin –Satin actually refers to the fabric’s finish. Made from a blend of fibres, satin features a light sheen for a classic bridal look. 

How to Find the Best Dress Fabric for You 

Are you a classic bride? Romantic? Modern? These are the questions you want to ask yourself when deciding on your wedding dress fabric.  From there, you will notice a trend of fabrics. Modern brides tend to go with clean fabrics like crepes and satins, while a boho bride will want more texture with tulle and lace.  

Also, it is important to think about the weather on your wedding day. If it’s going to be hot out, you’ll want to avoid fabrics that are heavy as these will increase how much you will sweat. Instead, opt for light and airy fabrics that’ll help keep you cool and comfortable all day long.

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