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How to Choose Your Wedding Dress Fabric

Rolls of lace fabric
 

The fabric you choose sets the tone for your entire look.

Each material possesses different qualities and draping over your body, so it's crucial to select a material that aligns with your vision. Remember that each fabric holds its own magic and suitability for different seasons and styles.

 

The most popular fabrics for wedding dresses include satin, tulle, and silk. We always recommend you opt for fabrics that are light, fluid, and comfortable. They need to be flexible enough to allow your gown to drape and opaque enough to not let undergarments show through.  Consider the following tips to help you make the right choice for your dream wedding dress. 

Wedding Dress Fabrics

Embarking on your bridal journey is an exciting adventure, especially when it comes to selecting the perfect fabric for your wedding dress. The fabric you choose sets the tone for your entire look. Each material possesses different qualities and draping over your body, so it's crucial to select a material that aligns with your vision.

 

 Remember that each fabric holds its own magic and suitability for different seasons and styles. The most popular fabrics for wedding dresses include satin, tulle, and silk. We always recommend you opt for fabrics that are light, fluid, and comfortable. They need to be flexible enough to allow your gown to drape and opaque enough to not let undergarments show through.  Consider the following tips to help you make the right choice for your dream wedding dress.

Wedding Dresses Fabrics

The essence of Grace in a fabric – Lace!  Versatile and timeless, lace caters to a variety of wedding dresses. Whether you envision a contemporary classic gown or a romantic silhouette, lace remains an iconic and classic choice that guarantees an elegant walk down the aisle. There is something truly magic about lace patterns.

 

Lace gowns are not just an ode to tradition but also great for flattering the figure and creating a sense of wearable art. They infuse your wedding dress with intricate details and narrate your romantic storytelling. If you’re planning an intimate elopement, a lightweight lace dress can be your go-to choice.

 

Lace can be crafted using various techniques. The material you choose will determine its quality and price point. The pearlescent threading and shimmery effects not only look stunning but can also be used to create beautiful wedding pictures. Traditionally, authentic lace was made of exquisite materials like silk, linen, and cotton.

 

France, in particular the region of Calais, has earned a well-deserved reputation for producing some of the finest laces in the world, known for its craftsmanship and elegance. Back in the day, lace was a limited fabric due to its rarity and high cost. Thankfully, times have changed, and the market now offers a diverse range of affordable lace. It's worth noting that lace is also now available to be sourced from various locations, making it more accessible now, than ever before. 

 

These laces, often made from high-quality nylon, offer an attractive alternative at a more affordable price point. They provide a beautiful aesthetic without compromising on quality and comfort. Most laced wedding dresses are thoughtfully designed with a choice of chai or white lining, carefully selected to complement the silhouette with elegance. 

Lace Bridal Fabrics

The essence of Grace in a fabric – lace! Versatile and timeless, lace caters to a variety of wedding dresses. Whether you envision a contemporary classic gown or a romantic silhouette, lace remains an iconic and classic choice that guarantees an elegant walk down the aisle.

 

There is something truly magic about lace patterns. Lace gowns are not just an ode to tradition but also great for flattering the figure and creating a sense of wearable art. They infuse your wedding dress with intricate details and narrate your romantic storytelling. If you’re planning an intimate elopement, a lightweight lace dress can be your go-to choice. 

Groom and bride in the nathalia lace gown
 

Lace can be crafted using various techniques. The material you choose will determine its quality and price point. The pearlescent threading and shimmery effects not only look stunning but can also be used to create beautiful wedding pictures. Traditionally, authentic lace was made of exquisite materials like silk, linen, and cotton.

 

France, in particular the region of Calais, has earned a well-deserved reputation for producing some of the finest laces in the world, known for its craftsmanship and elegance. Back in the day, lace was a limited fabric due to its rarity and high cost. Thankfully, times have changed, and the market now offers a diverse range of affordable lace. It's worth noting that lace is also now available to be sourced from various locations, making it more accessible now, than ever before.

 

These laces, often made from high-quality nylon, offer an attractive alternative at a more affordable price point. They provide a beautiful aesthetic without compromising on quality and comfort. Most laced wedding dresses are thoughtfully designed with a choice of chai or white lining, carefully selected to complement the silhouette with elegance. 

Lightweight Stretch Crepe

Bride, wearing a lace wedding gown
Lace wedding dresses mood board

Looking for a stretchy and luxurious fabric that provides support like shapewear? Look no further than our stretch crepe wedding dresses!

 

Crepe offers fluidity, allure, and a supple texture.  Crepe gowns are bold, classic, and chic; crafted for the modern bride who wants to feature a statement silhouette. The fabric comes in various qualities depending on the material used, such as silk, wool, cotton, or polyester.

 

The soft waves of crepe beautifully accentuate the lightness of your dress and create a breathtaking draping effect. For a classic and luxurious look, we highly recommend opting for a soft, buttery stretch crepe. It will infuse your bridal attire with elegance and sophistication. If you are after intricate detailing, consider pairing your crepe wedding dress with hand-cut lace motifs or a statement train. These additions will complement your dress beautifully. 

Lightweight Stretch Crepe

Looking for a stretchy and luxurious fabric that provides support like shapewear? Look no further than our stretch crepe wedding dresses! Crepe offers fluidity, allure, and a supple texture. Crepe gowns are bold, classic, and chic; crafted for the modern bride who wants to feature a statement silhouette. The fabric comes in various qualities depending on the material used, such as silk, wool, cotton, or polyester.

 

The soft waves of crepe beautifully accentuate the lightness of your dress and create a breathtaking draping effect. For a classic and luxurious look, we highly recommend opting for a soft, buttery stretch crepe. It will infuse your bridal attire with elegance and sophistication. If you are after intricate detailing, consider pairing your crepe wedding dress with hand-cut lace motifs or a statement train. These additions will complement your dress beautifully. 

Mood board with stretch crepe gowns
Bride, wearing a crepe gown

Elevate your Style with Satin Fabric

Satin is renowned for its elegance; boasting a glossy, soft, and fluid texture that beautifully complements your figure. Its ability to reflect light adds a touch of radiance to your overall look. Originally made from silk, it is now also crafted from wool, cotton, or synthetic fibers. Back in the days, Duchess Satin was the ideal choice.

 

This premium fabric was thicker, heavier, and renowned for its impeccable drape. Modern brides are now seeking lightweight gowns that offer ultimate comfort without compromising on quality. This adaptation ensures that modern brides can enjoy the luxurious look and feel of satin while also experiencing enhanced comfort on their special day.

 

When it comes to innovative bridal fabrics, our luminescent and textured satin is a favorite. It glides gracefully over the body, creating a stunning silhouette. This fabric pairs exceptionally well with any type of neckpiece or pearl statement earrings, adding an extra touch of elegance to your bridal ensemble.  

Elevate your Style with Satin Fabric

Satin is renowned for its elegance; boasting a glossy, soft, and fluid texture that beautifully complements your figure. Its ability to reflect light adds a touch of radiance to your overall look. Originally made from silk, it is now also crafted from wool, cotton, or synthetic fibers. Back in the days, Duchess Satin was the ideal choice. This premium fabric was thicker, heavier, and renowned for its impeccable drape. Modern brides are now seeking lightweight gowns that offer ultimate comfort without compromising on quality.

 

This adaptation ensures that modern brides can enjoy the luxurious look and feel of satin while also experiencing enhanced comfort on their special day. When it comes to innovative bridal fabrics, our luminescent and textured satin is a favorite. It glides gracefully over the body, creating a stunning silhouette. This fabric pairs exceptionally well with any type of neckpiece or pearl statement earrings, adding an extra touch of elegance to your bridal ensemble. 

Bride, wearing a satin wedding dress
Mood board with satin gowns

Luxurious Bridal Silk

For brides seeking a romantic touch, silk fabric is the ultimate choice. Crafted from a blend of nylon and silk chiffon, this fabric is beloved for its lightness and quality. Silk effortlessly drapes over the silhouette, allowing for natural movement, while its resistance to wrinkling ensures a flawless look throughout your special day. However, its popularity and production process highly influence its price, similar to cashmere.

 

There are various types of silk, each showcasing different quality points. Factors such as the production process, labor, and supply contribute to the overall cost of silk. Silk fabric is made from silkworm fibers, which are used to spin cocoons of silk in a process called sericulture. Its production requires careful attention and involves an intricate process. We love silk fabric as it complements a wide range of silhouettes.

 

Whether you are after an hourglass, mermaid, or asymmetrical silhouette, silk chiffon or Crepe de Chine will bring your dress to life. Its versatile nature and inherent grace make it a perfect choice for any effortless and curve-hugging look. If you're looking for a lightweight, fluid, and comfortable bridal attire, look no further than silk. 

Mood board with silk wedding dresses
bride, wearing a silk gown

Transform Your Dress into a Masterpiece with Embroidery

If you would like to make a statement on your special day, intricate embroidery will transform your gown into a masterpiece! Embroidered wedding dresses allow you to express your creativity and combine the best of both worlds: all your favorites fabric choices. When it comes to embroidery, the possibilities are endless. The intricate details will transform your dress into a living masterpiece. 

 

To capture your vision and showcase your personal style, we recommend having fun with your dress material! Embroidery can add extravagance to a wedding gown or infuse a boho vibe. If you would like your bridal gown to look like a true work of art, layer your dress with detailed embroidered patterns. For a dramatic look, let the embroidery turn heads and accentuate your most flattering attributes. 

Bride, wearing the aura gown
Mood board with embroidery

There are many different fabrics to consider when choosing your wedding gown, as it ultimately comes down to your personal preference and the style you envisioned style. We hope this article has helped guide you in your decision. For additional tips, don't forget to read our wedding dress preservation guide. Our online team of stylists are available 24/7, ready to help you find your dream wedding gown.