Wedding dresses are majorly all about the fabric they are made from. This is because the fabric will determine how comfortable the dress is and how it looks and feels. The best thing that can happen to you on your big day is to be comfortable and confident in your gown and this makes it important to choose the right fabric for the dress. Here are some of the options you have.
Chiffon – It is a fabric that is made from rayon or silk for a draping flowing look on the body. The fabric is sheer, transparent and delicate and has a soft finish to it. It can be an ideal choice for plus size dresses and perfect for a beach wedding or when used for a reception dress.
Lace – There are different kinds of laces used today for wedding dresses. They include Chantilly lace which is very popular for being fine and delicate. It has a hexagonal mesh for the background and is lightweight. The patterns can be outlines using silky thread that is heavier for perfect shading effects. This fabric also has scalloped double edges. Beaded lace is the other option you have under lace. It is simply embellished with crystals, sequins and beads for an antique look. The beautiful jewel adornment will for sure make you sparkle on your big day. Corded lace is achieved by heavier thread outlining on the lace giving it a 3D look. This elegant fabric is flowing, light and fine and works great for full figured women.
Organza – Just like lace, this fabric comes in different types including silk organza. The silk organza is a sheer, fine, lightweight fabric used to add outline as an outer layer. It is usually used to make skirts look fuller and fall gracefully giving very attractive lines. Poly organza on the other hand is a lightweight, sheer, crisp weave fabric that comes with medium yarn. It has high sheen and is slightly wiry. Even though it has more body it is heavier compared to chiffon.
Satin – It is loved by many for its luxurious and shiny look. The fabric drapes amazingly well, creating beautiful full figures and is an amazing choice, even for plus size brides. You can choose between poly duchess satin, charmeuse and back satin.
Taffeta – The fabric is thick and produces a crunching noise when walking. It is therefore considered ideal for the bride’s mother and the bridesmaid. However, silk taffeta makes a great wedding dress fabric thanks to its dramatic, elegant and crisp nature. The silk taffeta is pure with a glassy polished look.
Tulle – This fabric is very fine netting and is lightweight. It is amazing to use as an accent for the creation of a floating lacy look. It is commonly used in petticoats and underskirts for that stiff bell shape. Several layers of this fabric can be used to puff out a plus size bridal gown. It is however a good choice for any other body type.