Finding that perfect wedding dress can be overwhelming. There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding on the right dress and knowing what kind of fabrics you like or which ones compliment you as well as the season you want your wedding in is just as important.
We came up with a quick guide to some of the most common fabrics to help make your process less overwhelming. It is always said that not all wedding dress fabrics are created equally, and we hope this guide is able to help you in understanding what might work best for you.
It is a light and rich fabric, typically made of silk, with a soft drape that is popular for flowing style dresses. It is an ultra-lightweight fabric which makes it suitable year-round, and is the perfect material for more form-fitting gowns. The material can be difficult to alter and can highlight flaws as it tends to cling.
A lighter fabric that is known to be more used in layers, as an overlay, or an accent because of its more delicate and transparent look style. The floaty, airy fabric is a great option for spring and summer weddings, but is very fragile and does easily snag and fray.
The perfect fabric for soft silhouettes, the soft, silky, lightweight fabric is gauzy and has the appearance of wrinkles and with a stretchy texture it is great for beach or desert weddings, also being very breathable. It is a sophisticated material, perfect all year-round.
One of the most popular fabrics, it adds so much grace with its extremely diverse flexibility. It can come in so many forms and styles, and with so many variations it is the perfect addition to highlight grace and femininity to any style as well as any season.
The lightweight fabric is a perfect fit for adding fullness and complimenting ball gowns, trains, and veils. It holds more structure and stays in place much better than other fabrics but it does snag and pull, but is perfect for warmer weather weddings.
One of the most common, most versatile, and most durable fabrics. It is a smooth fabric with a very distinct sheen that is used to add structure and support. With a more durable fabric, it is suitable for any season, but is considered a great option for more chilly weather weddings.
Being one of the most traditional fabrics with its highly delicate look and surprisingly durable structure, the expensive fabric is perfect for all wedding dresses. It is breathable and perfect for all events of any climate with its flexibility in textures and styles.
Being a very light and airy material, it is often utilized in bridal accents and comes in different weights and stiffness. It is a very fine, stiff netting which adds very good volume and structure (ballerina tutus are made of tulle) that is extremely delicate and can easily snag, but is inexpensive and can be worn year-round.
Woven, tufted fabric which is soft and thick with a felted face. It is a timeless fabric that is heavier and more suited for the fall or winter as well as with softer silhouettes, full skirts, and ball gowns.