We are so excited to share our NEWEST post to our DYF bridal guide where we discuss bridal / wedding tips for our readers. This week we are talking about the most popular wedding gown fabrications and how they are constructed to create beautiful silhouettes. This is important to be aware of when shopping for your wedding gown, because we often ask questions about the look you are trying to achieve. Although our stylists will often pull different styles for you to try to narrow down what feels best to you, it is always a plus to have a general idea of what you are searching for. (All gowns pictured are available at DYF)
Chiffon: This is one of the lighter fabrics often used as an overlay, in layers, or as an accent detail due to its sheer and transparent style. Made from silk or rayon, it has a flowy and ethereal vibe.
Crepe: This material is made of a soft silk or lightweight rayon. This fabric is perfect for soft, form fitting silhouettes.
Illusion: Growing more and more popular, illusion fabric is a fine, sheer net material often used to create sleeves, a neckline or even a beautifully detailed open back.
Lace: Woven from silk or cotton, lace can take the shape of many different kinds of weaves, including alencon, chantilly, embroidered, eyelet, guipure, honiton, knit, and venise. Lace is often used as an overlay or strategically placed details.
Organza: This is a sheer and lightweight material like chiffon. However, Organza holds a more structured silhouette, making it ideal for warm weather weddings. A delicate fabric, it’s woven from synthetic fibers and has a shiny finish and crisp drape. This fabric is often used for full ball gowns.
Satin: A very popular material, satin is heavy and smooth with a deep sheen from silk and nylon fibers that create a high thread count. Silk satin is one of the more traditional wedding gown fabrics.
Taffeta: Available in different styles, taffeta is made from silk or synthetic fibers. The stiffer the taffeta, the higher its quality. This material is rich for winter and light and crisp for summer.
Tulle: Characterized by a sheer, gauzy open weave similar to netting, tulle has an airy vibe but can maintain structure. This material comes in different weights and stiffness. Stiffer tulle is often used as a lining, softer tulle is often used in overlays.
We hope this week’s guide was able to provide more insight to popular fabrications used when designing wedding gowns. Any questions about fabrics or wedding gowns, be sure to call us 607.239.5056!!