A Special Dress for Your Special Day

A wedding dress is worn once in a lifetime, it’s something special made just for you. It’s really important that you take time out of your busy schedule to decide on the look and theme of your wedding. Try out the dress design that suits you and makes you happy. Once you decide on the big picture, there are many details to attend to.

Choosing the fabric best suited for your design is very essential to get the perfect look that you dreamed of. Because each and every fabric has its own type of drape and charm. Some fabrics are good for body-hugging elegant dresses; others add weight to give a full princess-style dress. Here’s some information on the most popular fabrics for wedding dresses.

Lace

Originally said to come from Venice, lace needs no introduction as a popular wedding dress material. Its beauty comes from the intricate designs and openwork, usually done on a sheer material. There are many different types depending on the material used to make the fabric. The different styles give it varying qualities. Some are used for parts of the dress like neckline and hemline. Others are used for larger sections, like bodice, skirt, sleeves, train and veil. Sometimes, the whole dress is itself made of lace, especially knit lace, which is easier to drape and is more flexible. Handmade lace is more expensive, compared to machine made and therefore is more exclusive. Whereas, machine made lace can be obtained without any limit. Embellishments further increase the appeal of this fabric as the ultimate wedding dress material that gives grace and glamour to any dress design. In case of any doubts, it’s always best to get advice from a professional wedding dress designer in Sydney.

Satin

Originating from China, it was in the 12th century that Italians produced satin. It is different than lace because of its complete texture and smooth, lustrous surface. It comes in various colours and can be very thick or fragile, depending on the variety you choose. Often used as a base for all other decorations, satin is tricky to sew but gives a good drape. The beauty of it lies in its finish which gives a unique shine. Thick satin does not wrinkle and wears well. It is usually made of silk, nylon or polyester. Modern versions come in multi-colours too, with some that give a gold or silver sheen.

Tulle

Tulle is famously used for the light, frothy skirt worn by ballerinas. Originally made as a plain net-like material, modern versions of tulle have developed in many ways. With plain matt to gloss or sheen, some fabrics are embellished with designs. Some have a uniform application of dust in many colours. Whatever the make, this fabric’s sheer transparent nature coupled with its bouncy and light texture has made it indispensable for wedding and evening gowns. Also used for veils and long trains. One disadvantage is that it is easily torn by sharp objects or hooks but this doesn’t affect its popularity among designers in any way.

Organza

Organza is a sheer, lightweight fabric made from silk, polyester or rayon. What’s special about it is that it is stiffer and stronger than other materials. Its crisp structure makes it popular and it also gives a good drape. It is still light and gives a romantic feel to any dress so is very popular for ball gowns. Its stiff nature makes it crease easily. It is also very light so is used to give volume and structure to any dress. It is also used for making bows and other accessories.

 
 

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