JUN 28, 2016

Fabrics Perfect for Autumn and Winter Weddings

Finding the perfect wedding dress is the most exciting part of any bride’s wedding planning, but for brides getting married in the winter, the practicalities of staying warm also have to be thought of as well as style. Heavier fabrics can create gorgeous structured gowns, and layering lighter fabrics can offer warmth and a whimsical, romantic look. The aim of any wedding dress is to make the bride feel like a princess, the embodiment of grace and elegance, and by choosing the best fabric for the cooler months, you can achieve this no matter the time of year.

Duchess satin

Duchess satin is one of the heaviest fabrics used in dress making, and as a result, is perfect for Christmas weddings. This natural fabric has a smooth and glossy finish, evoking visions of a winter wonderland, and will keep brides warm- perfect for outdoor photoshoots in the snow.

Dresses made from duchess satin will offer a chic and stunning look, which can be enhanced even further with crystal and pearl embellishments.

Damask and brocade

Often interwoven with embellished designs, these heavier fabrics are ideal for classic winter weddings. Long associated with opulence and decadence, dresses made with these fabrics are often popular with brides looking to have a large and luxurious wedding.

Because there is often a reversible positive/negative image pattern with this fabric, it’s also a popular choice with brides who will be getting married in a castle, or want a fantasy/medieval themed wedding.

Chiffon (layered)

Chiffon is often thought of as a light weight, summertime fabric, and far too thin for winter wedding dresses. However, by using multiple layers of chiffon, you can create a surprisingly warm wedding dress, perfect for the winter. From time to time, you’ll encounter a bride who wants a floaty, whimsical dress for her wedding in December.

By using multiple layers, you can easily offer a warm yet romantic option, giving brides the best of both worlds.

Battenburg lace

Whilst winter wedding dresses needs to be warm, they also need to allow the bride’s skin to breathe – especially important for the reception when the bride will be dancing the night away. A good compromise between these two needs is to use Battenburg lace. It’s heavier than other lace types, offering an extra level of warmth, but it will help the bride to remain cool when she’s indoors.

Created on 28th June 2016
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