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What Fabric to Choose for a Wedding Dress?

There are two underlying aspects that make a wedding dress truly what it is: the design and the fabrication.

Once you have decided on your wedding dress silhouette, the next fundamental part would be deciding what fabric your wedding dress is going to be made of. The two come hand in hand and it is generally the fabric that determines the silhouette.

Satin, what is it?

Satin is one of the three major textile weaves, along plain weave and twill. The satin weave creates a fabric that features a soft, lustrous surface on one side, with a duller surface on the other side.

Originally, satin was made using silk, however today satin can also be made from polyester, rayon, viscose, cotton blend, etc.

Satin has been the fabric of choice for most brides over thedecades, known for its sheen and impeccable drape. Its timeless appeal makes it elegant and sophisticated. It is a durable fabric that comes in different weights making it suitable for all seasons. You might be familiar with the terms silk satin, duchess satin, charmeuse satin and crepe back satin.

Satin fabric is great for structural designs incorporating ruching, pleats or simply holding shapes likes ballgown and mermaid styles. With that being said, it is just as flattering for slinky slip dresses for the relaxed bride holding a laid-back ceremony. Its luxurious look and feel makes it classy and highly sought after.

Just as Spring is in the air, if you’re looking for something feminine, romantic and all things floral, an A-line satin gown with a full floral lace and embellished overlay will display extravaganza. Keep it simple with a fitted bodice, a sweetheart neckline and dainty straps for the soft and sultry look.

If you’re not into lace, the same silhouette will look just as beautiful in a glossy silk satin. A square neckline paired with narrow straps sitting just on the shoulder edge provides the ultimate elegance for the modern bride. Try a pared-down version with a fitted lace bodice and a mermaid satin skirt. The combination of an irresistibly feminine plunge neckline and a ruched skirt adds just the right amount of drama. The fold in the ruching provides texture and volume, keeping it interesting while light bounces off the highest peaks.

Satin wedding dresses can come in an array of colours, and not just the traditional white or ivory. Warmer tones of ivory are softer against the skin compared to a bright white. If you’re looking for something different, champagne is a gorgeous colour with a richer undertone. The alternative bride can also opt for hues of blush, pale blues and lilac shades in satin fabric.

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