Bridal Guide To Popular Wedding Dress Fabrics

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.Tulle & Chantilly Bridal Fabric Collection

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.Choose Right Wedding Dress Fabric To Look Your Best

Common Structured Fabrics
Satin
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.Tulle & Chantilly Elegant Lustrous Satin Formal Wedding Dresses

Taffeta
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.Tulle & Chantilly Gorgeous Structured Taffeta Bridal Wedding Gowns

Organza
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.

Romantic Organza Overlayed Bridal Wedding Gowns

Common Soft Fabrics
Chiffon
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.Delicate Chiffon Wedding Dresses with Soft Finish

Charmeuse
A glamorous and lightweight sheer fabric that is rich in shine, and has a touch of satin.

Elegnat Silk Charmeuse Bridal Dresses

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.Hayley Paige Silk Georgette Slim Draped Bridal Gown

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

Romantic Sheer Tulle Bride Wedding Veil Embellished Floral Lace and Tulle Stunning A-Line Bridal Gown TBQW006

Lace
A stunning fabric which gives a real vintage look, for more information on lace, see our previous post. “The Story about Enchanting Lace“.

Romantic Lace Bridal Dresses

6 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I didn’t know that a wedding dress was made up of a combination of fabrics, and there are 2 major groups. My fiancee is looking for a wedding dress, and I really want to help her. I know she wants something soft, so I will be looking for one of the fabrics you mentioned in the soft group.

  2. I loved this list of different wedding dress materials! As a father, I didn’t understand much about the different materials. Now, however, I feel well versed! I will definitely be forwarding this to my daughter for her big day!

  3. Thanks for the tip that chiffon is a good choice if you are having an outdoor wedding. My fiancee is having a hard time choosing her dress, so I have been helping her out. I’ll have to suggest that she goes with a chiffon one since we are going to have an outdoor wedding in the summer.

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