Wedding Dress Fabrics as Per Season

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Wedding Dress Fabrics

Wedding dress has to be perfect on your special day. The dress has to be comfortable and stylish. Factors like style, cut, texture, drape and season are all-important in determining the best wedding gown. Different fabrics have their own dressing guide and individual look and feel. Same style dress can be quite different in another fabric.

Fabrics used in making wedding dresses are different from the fabrics used in making everyday wear. With different fabrics available in market, it can confuse many brides while choosing the one.

Start by considering the time (season) of year in which you will be married and also consider the wedding venue—indoor or outdoor. Also mull over the fabric weight. As you shop, your bridal dress consultant can give you some ideas.

You may not want to wear heavy fabric in the peak of summer. Similarly, think about the comfort with that particular wearing and its texture and drape. You should be comfortable with it.

If you are getting married in a cooler season, choose heavier wedding fabric. On the other hand, select lightweight and breathable fabric for warmer season.

Any season fabric

Silk is most cherished, durable, delicate and expensive fabric.

Dupioni, a similar sheen to shantung fabric but slightly different with a hint of rough textures, is perfect for any time of the year. It may appear heavy but it is a fabric that actually fits well at any time around.

Tulle is mostly used for wedding veils.  It is light but can be made to seem much heavier than it is. It can be worn with relative ease throughout the course of the year.

Satin is a lovely mix of numerous fabrics. It consists of rayon, silk and even nylon. It is light but heavy at the same time so it works well throughout the year.

Shantung can be one of the best fabrics for bridesmaids. It is light without being clingy or unforgiving and is flattering on most everybody type.

Crepe is lightweight fabric and works well on slim shaped dresses and great choice for informal weddings.

Carmeuse is lightweight and sleek fabric which gives classic look. It looks shiny but less shiny than satin. Carmeuse is considered best for column style dresses.

Fabrics for spring and summer

Chiffon, a soft and sheer material, can be called lightest wedding dress material. It is perfect for destination weddings and warmer weather conditions.

Organza, stiffer than chiffon and flowy than tulle, is lightweight woven fabric. Its delicacy makes it perfect for summer weddings.

Georgette, a lightweight and sheer fabric, is made of polyester or silk with a crepe surface.

Rayon is great alternative for silk. It is airy, lightweight and perfect for summer weddings.

Damask is similar to brocade with raised designs but lighter in weight.

Fabrics for fall and winter

Brocade is heavy and elegant fabric which gives rich and exquisite look for formal weddings.

Velvet is a lovely heavy soft textured fabric comes in warm appeal.

Damask is similar to brocade with raised designs but lighter in weight.

Venise lace is heavy in texture. It is a perfect fabric for winter weddings.

These are just few choices available from many fabric choices made from natural silk or synthetic silk. The main thing to remember is the feel and look of the dress.

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