Six Best Wedding Dress Fabric Types for a Happy Bride

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Your wedding dress is likely the most significant piece of clothing you'll buy. It's your wedding day's crown jewel, and it's the only dress that can make you feel like a fairytale princess. So it's no question that you'll only use the best wedding dress fabric to ensure quality. The only problem, however, is which fabric type?

 

With so many wedding gown fabric types available, choosing the right one can become pretty intimidating. Fortunately for you, we're here to keep things simple. We listed the best wedding dress fabric types that can bring you a magical experience on your wedding day. 

 

Table of Contents

Types of Wedding Dress Fabrics

Tulle

Satin

Lace

Crepe

Charmeuse

Organza

How to Choose the Best Fabric for Your Wedding Dress

Venue and Season

Design and Beauty

Versatility

Final Thoughts

 

Types of Wedding Dress Fabrics

As we progress into the future, more and more creatives and dressmakers have contributed to the near-endless wedding dress fabrics available today. However, we're sticking to traditional and proven-tested fabric types to bring out the best in you. Here are six that will never disappoint. 

 

Tulle

Woman wearing tulle wedding dress

You might recognize tulle as the fabric used to make ballerina dresses. Tulle is a stiff fabric made with polyester, nylon, or silk. Due to its netting style and volume, you can often see it used for skirts and veils. If you want to see what tulle looks like when made into a wedding dress, look no further than our beautiful Willow Train. We can layer this fabric to give your dress more volume and style.

 

Satin

woman wearing satin wedding gown

Satin is a staple for wedding dresses, and with good reason. It shines like gold and makes dresses that won't crease or wrinkle easily. The smooth finish it leaves creates a look that is elegant and dazzling. Look at some of our satin dress offerings, like Charlotte and Nora, to see what we mean. If you want something more traditional, you can't go wrong with satin. 

 

Lace

woman wearing lace dress

When people think of wedding dresses, they picture a lace dress. Lace is a remarkably versatile fabric that can create details or elaborate designs. It is a timeless fabric that has been around for ages, like our Alana design. Some people may find this fabric a little outdated, but with the right environment, it can outshine all other fabrics on this list. 

 

Crepe

woman in crepe gown for wedding pictorial

If you want a more modern look, crepe fabric for your wedding dress can make you feel on par with Hollywood celebrities. It's elegant and blends incredibly well with today's style and fashion. Our beloved Colette has a minimalistic approach that gives you a beautiful fit thanks to its crepe fabric. 

 

Charmeuse

woman wearing expensive charmeuse wedding dress

Charmeuse is the French word for charming, and the fabric certainly reflects that. Lightweight and soft to the touch and with a glossy sheen, it's perfect for a flowing dress. Our lavish Stella is the epitome of class. It's a luxury fabric and cab be pretty expensive, but if you have the budget, it can give you a dress that may go beyond your expectations. 

 

Organza

woman wearing organza gown for her wedding

Organza is a stiff fabric, similar to tulle. It can give a dress a lot of structure while maintaining the look of a lightweight, breezy dress. Most dressmakers use it for hand-crafted, custom-made dresses. It's the perfect choice for dresses with overlaid skirts, like our magnificent Bianca.

 

How to Choose the Best Fabric for Your Wedding Dress

When it comes to choosing, know that you can combine as many fabrics as you want. But as a rule of thumb, it's best only to have two or three, one being the primary material. 

 

Venue and Season

Comfort and practicality are important things to consider when choosing your fabric. If your wedding is during the summer months, you'll want a light fabric that isn't too warm, like lace. If the wedding is during colder months, you'll be much better choosing a heavier fabric that keeps you warm, such as satin. If your wedding is a formal indoors event, heavier fabrics will work better, while light fabrics work perfectly for informal and outdoor weddings.

 

Design and Beauty

If you want an elaborate dress design that catches people's attention, you'll want to use a structured fabric like satin or organza. Satin is a heavy fabric with a light shine, perfect for formal weddings. Organza is a stiff fabric that shines with trains and veils. 

 

Versatility

If you prefer a dress that flows naturally without a lot of drama, it's better to go with a soft fabric like charmeuse, tulle, crepe, or lace.

Charmeuse is a fabric that shines and works excellently with draped dresses. Meanwhile, tulle is lightweight, simple, and works wonders for wedding veils and skirts. Finally, lace brings the best of both worlds by being versatile and comfortable during any season.

 

Final Thoughts

The perfect wedding deserves the perfect dress. That's why choosing the best wedding dress fabric is a must. Remember, your wedding day is probably the most special day of your life, and when you take care of your marriage, that day will age just like wine. 

 

If you want to look your best, we're here for you. Please don't hesitate to give us a call at (513) 659-8824 or leave us a message here. Questions are welcomed!