JUL 31, 2014

Popular bridal fabrics

There are so many things to consider when searching for the perfect wedding dress. Do you go for strapless or not? Do you suit the “princess style” skirt or a more sleek fishtail? While we can’t help you decide on many aspects of your wedding day, we can help you learn more about the most popular bridal fabrics and decide which one might be best for you.


Lace is, perhaps, the most traditional bridal fabric. It creates a sense of luxury and wealth which isn’t achievable through many other fabrics. Before cloth was created by machinery, creating lace was laborious and pain staking; hence why it used to reflect wealth and status. The connotations of lace are still similar which is why it is often saved for special occasions, such as weddings. Lace became less popular in the twenty first century in favour of crisp white dresses decorated with diamantes, however, thanks to Kate Middleton’s memorable, traditional gown, it has made a huge come back in the last few years.


Like lace, satin is also a popular bridal fabric. As a cheaper, synthetic alternative to silk it is used to create an illusion of luxury without the luxurious price tag. While it is undeniably less luxurious than silk, it is also cheaper and easier to care for. Satin is typically lightweight and moveable and creates a fluid bridal skirt for any bridal gown. It also, typically, has a glossy surface which can add to the effect of the dress. Depending on how the satin is placed and sewn, it could be made to catch the light and glisten, creating an ethereal effect. Although satin has become less popular in recent years, with more luxurious fabrics gaining favour, it is still a classic bridal fabric.


Chiffon is used for fuller, “princess style”, wedding dresses. It is a lightweight sheer fabric which can be layered to create a full skirt for a wedding dress. Chiffon is made of a mixture of cotton, silk and synthetic fibres making it durable and fairly inexpensive. As with satin, it creates a flowing, fluid effect when made into a long skirt. It is a popular fabric for many garments including bridesmaid and prom dresses, as well as bridal wear.

Created on 31st July 2014
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