Finding a Wedding Dress with Flattering Fabric

March 20th, 20103:44 am

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Finding a Wedding Dress with Flattering Fabric

Most blushing brides and happily engaged woman have heard all about how important it is to find the right fabric when choosing a wedding dress, but very few actually know how to go about doing so. In fact, a lot of women still find themselves unaware of all of the fabric options available to them and even if they do know their options there is not a lot of information as to which one is best for their big day. To make things a little bit easier, here is a quick look at wedding dress fabrics and a ranking of heaviest to lightest and most forgiving to least forgiving.

In most instances, wedding dresses are made from fabrics such as tulle, taffeta, lace, satin, chiffon, and organza.

Heaviest to Lightest Fabrics

Satin is the heaviest fabric with organza, lace, tulle, chiffon, and taffeta coming in behind. In terms of the most forgiving fabric, satin leads the way again, while the least forgiving fabrics are organza, lace, taffeta, tulle, and chiffon.

What may be surprising is the fact that chiffon is not nearly as light as many people think it is. What you want to remember is that it can cling to your body, which is why you need to select your undergarments carefully. This is especially true if you opt for a corset, as the bones can show through when the fabric starts to cling.

Taffeta has been gaining a lot of popularity when it comes to wedding fabric, as it is light and looks a lot like silk. What made a taffeta wedding dress not as popular before was the fact that the fabric was noisy, but that situation has been fixed and is no longer a problem. The fabric itself can be used for a number of different gowns from casual to elegant and the inexpensive of the fabric means you might be able to get the wedding dress you want, at a price you love.

Charmeuse is another fabric that is gaining in popularity as it is flows well and is soft, and is also a form of satin. The fabric itself is more lightweight than satin due to the way it is made but is not very forgiving at all. Women should also remember that this fabric can cling in the wind, but it does look amazing in low back dresses.

Fabric isn’t always everything when it comes to choosing the right wedding dress, but it does make a big difference. If you are shopping for the perfect dress then you want to make sure that choosing the type of fabric you want is a priority just as much as choosing the color and style is. The last thing you need is a hot, clingy dress when you are getting married on a beach, or a light, casual fabric when you are having an elegant and classy special day.

Make the right decision when it comes to fabric and you can be sure that your wedding dress will be just as magical as you always dreamt about.

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