Your Wedding Dress Fabric Guide

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Does wedding dress shopping feel a little overwhelming? Are you not sure which fabric you would like? There is a lot to consider when choosing your wedding fabric. There is a wide range of fabrics for you to choose from including bridal silk satin, and crepe. It’s important to research which fabrics you like and gain an understanding of the benefits they offer.  Continue reading to learn about the different types of fabrics available. 

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Satin

Satin is a beautiful fabric with a silky finish. This fabric is one of the most common and durable fabrics you can wear on your wedding day. Satin can be a good alternative to other fabrics as it doesn’t tend to tear or pull as easily. There is a wide range of satin you can choose from. You can have satin made from polyester, silks, or blended fabrics. Satin is an ideal fabric if you’re after a structured gown as it is a supportive fabric that translates into a variety of different silhouettes. With its smooth finish, you don’t have to worry about pulling down your wedding gown throughout the day. Due to the nature of the fabric, it will sit where it needs to without any help. We would recommend this fabric to brides getting married all year round, particularly those who are getting married in Summer. 

Silk

Silk is the thread made from a silkworm as it spins its cocoon. The silkworm develops and grows in its cocoon and appears twenty days after as a moth. The thread that is produced by the spinning glands of the silkworm is the strongest natural fiber in the world. Despite its delicate look it’s a robust fabric and is easy to maintain. Silk is overall tear-resistant and takes a lot to wrinkle. The reason silk is referred to as a second skin is because it’s chemically similar to our skin. Not only is this fabric strong, but it’s also soft and comfortable. Silk has a beautiful natural luster to it that creates a shine through the fabric. It flows in a beautiful way and is often cut on the bias to create a beautiful drape. This fabric is a great choice as it will keep you cool in Summer and warm in Winter. So even if you haven’t picked your venue or time of year, you can have confidence buying a silk wedding dress. 

Crepe

Crepe is the ideal wedding fabric if your wedding dress inspiration is simple in design and style, comfortable, and a flattering silhouette. If you’re after a gown that sculpts, flatters, and is extremely comfortable then this is the fabric for you. You can have the confidence to dance the night away in this fabric thanks to its stretch and ease. Crepe is a medium weight fabric that can offer a range of design features including cut-outs, shoulder pads, and buttons. 

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