Submitted by: David B C
Usually, the choice of bridal fabrics can easily be neglected by brides-to-be. Actually, bridal fabrics are closely related to the appearance and prices of wedding gowns. The following is some knowledge about bridal fabrics.
Usually, bridal fabrics mainly include satin, silk, chiffon, lace, taffeta, organza, tulle, etc.
Satin is a weave that typically has a glossy surface and a dull back. It is a warp-dominated weaving technique that forms a minimum number of interlacings in a fabric. If a fabric is formed with a satin weave using filament fibres such as silk, nylon, or polyester, the corresponding fabric is termed a satin, although some definitions insist that the fabric be made from silk.
Feature: heavy texture, good drape, soft luster, smooth touch and warmth retention. It is appropriate for wedding parties held in spring, autumn and winter.
Style: suitable for a line and mermaid wedding dresses which underscore lines and show ceremonious effect; while ball gown or cathedral train wedding dresses with pearly-luster are usually made of thick satin.
Among bridal fabrics, silk is the most expensive. It is smooth and soft and usually covers the satin fabric to create romantic and graceful atmosphere.
Feature: distinctive luster, light texture, smooth and soft touch and the most natural noble temperament. It and chiffon fabric are the best choices for wedding parties held in summer.
Style: suitable for not only sheath and mermaid wedding dresses (require a nice figure) which have simple and fashion style, but also Greek sheath wedding dresses or ball gown wedding dresses which have simple decoration.
It is a translucent light silk or artificial fiber fabric.
Feature: good drape.
Style: commonly used on Greek wedding dresses and some other dresses which are flowing.To choose a good chiffon wedding dress, you should first check its weight and softness.
It is the most common fabric on an exquisite wedding dress. As it has a peculiar process, it will show your noble temperament if matched with beads.
Feature: sophisticated luxury and romantic temperament.
Style: It usually covers over other fabrics on a sheath or chapel train dress to show the nice figure of a bride. It applies to all wedding dresses if used as auxiliary materials.
It is a lustrous fiber fabric with creases and goes very well with wedding dresses with many creases.Style: suitable for wedding dresses which require peculiar luster.
Organza is a thin, plain weave, sheer fabric traditionally made from silk, the continuous filament of silkworms. Nowadays, though, many organzas are woven with synthetic filament fibers such as polyester or nylon, the most luxurious organzas are still woven in silk.
Tulle is a lightweight, very fine netting, which is often starched. It can be made of various fibres, including silk, nylon, and rayon. Tulle is most commonly used for veils, gowns (particularly wedding gowns), and ballet tutus. Tulle comes in a wide array of colors and it can also easily be dyed to suit the needs of the consumer. It is readily available.
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