WHAT FABRIC IS BETTER FOR YOUR UNIQUE WEDDING DRESS?
Written by Jenniffer Frias
Since we were little girls, we dream about our wedding day, seeking perfection in our fairy tale. So we grew up, planning over the years are very special day, fantasizing about that unique dress that will reflect the princess inside each of us.
The day comes and some of us think we have creativity enough to design our own wedding dress. Others prefer and can financially hire a designer, famous or not, to design it for you or we just go to a store and spend hours and hours trying on all kinds of dresses, sophisticated, vintage, latest trend, contemporary, it does not matter what it takes as long as it reflects our personality and of course that UNIQUE dress.
Sometimes, we focus more on the design than in the material/fabric itself, without even realizing that many times the fabric is what makes the gown look the way it does rather than the style. It is important to take into account the fabric/ material, because for example… not all of us look our best wearing lace or tulle which probably would look MUCH BETTER in a sixteen or quinceanera girl. But do not get me wrong, I strongly belief that anybody must wear whatever makes you comfortable, so if tulle works for you, go for it.
So, which is the best fabric for my wedding dress? Greek silk, English Organza? Can I afford it? Below, is a brief description of the most commonly fabric used in the creation and making of wedding dresses. I hope you find it interesting.
The common material often use are:
SATIN: There are many different kind of satin, such as: pure silk satin, duchesse satin, Carmeuse, shantung satin, thick satin among others. To me, a matte satin would look the best, because it gives a sophisticated look.
TAFFETA: Taffeta is a stiff, medium weight woven fabric that is made from silk or synthetic blends. This fabric is used to give a luxurious feel to a garment, and is typically used in formalwear.
TULLE: This fabric often used for the veils. It can also be used in wedding gowns to give body and fullness to the skirt.
SHIFFON: This fabric is sheer, made from silk or synthetic silk and it is often used as an outer layer on the skirt of the wedding dress. It is less stiff than tulle, and more against the skin, so it can also be used for transparent sleeves or wraps.
LACE: There are many different kind of lace. Mostly, different types refer to the patterns made by the threads. Have in mind that lace gives the gown an old look, kind of like vintage. If you are looking for a modern look, lace is not the way to go.
I hope this information helps you decide what best suits you, and no matter which fabric you choose, remember the most important thing is for you to feel comfortable; and to enjoy your wedding as much as you can, because in the end, that is what matters. Have fun.
If you are interesting in any of these wedding dresses or evening gowns, please contact me at email@example.com; or look for me on Facebook Toronja Boutique group and/or page.