Choosing A Flattering Fabric for My Wedding Dress!
Posted by: HAWAII PRINCESS BRIDES, INC on October 12, 2009 at 1:37 AM - Permalink
FABRICS: Wedding dresses are made from Satin, Chiffon, Organza, Taffeta, Tulle, and Lace. Here are the rankings in terms of:
WEIGHT OF FABRIC (Heaviest to lightest): Satin, Organza (when lined with satin), Lace (when lined with satin), Tulle, Chiffon,Taffeta,
MOST FORGIVING FABRIC (Most to Least): Satin, Organza (when lined with satin), Lace (when lined with satin), Taffeta, Tulle, Chiffon.
*Chiffon is not as light a fabric as you may think and it is the least forgiving because it clings to your body. Be careful with your under garment selection when wearing chiffon as if you wear a corset, the boning of the corset may show through.
*Taffeta is becoming the most popular fabric. It is light, supple and looks good for ruching, and it looks like silk. Most taffeta wedding dresses no longer has that “swooshing” sound. Taffeta is being used for simple to the most elegant gowns by all designers. Taffeta is available in all different pricepoints. The inexpensive taffeta has more sheen to the fabric. The better taffeta fabrics really look like silk.
*Charmeuse, which is a soft, flowy fabric, with a lot of sheen, is a form of satin fabric. It is made in a different weave so the sheen appears more and the fabric is more lightweight. Charmeuse is also not a forgiving fabric. It also clings in the wind. Since the fabric is so supple, it looks great in low back, cowl neckline dresses.
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