You love the oh-so-gorgeous gown that you have chosen but have no idea what fabrics were used? Enlighten yourself with some of these useful fabric information.
For a really formal look, go for this fabric. It is often used in interwoven and raised designs, characterised by a satin weave background that uses one or more fillings to create the motif or artwork.
Dreamlike and delicate, this sheer fabric comes with a simple weave. It is lightweight with a soft drape-able finish.
An alternative to muslin fabric, this sheer and very lightweight cloth is embellished with raised dots, evenly spaced throughout.
Pronounced “file”, this is a shiny, tightly woven fabric made of silk or rayon and has a crosswise rib effect.
If you want a shimmering look, look for this. This fabric is generally made of a polyester or silk taffeta patterned to glisten like water when seen in diffused light.
Your designer will be impressed for sure to hear this term. This fabric is made from a polyester net with the yarns sewn together to create a diamond pattern.
Used from veils to gowns, this transparent, simply woven fabric has a reflective, crystal-like appearance.
Every girl’s favourite, satin is an opaque fabric woven in a satin weave and features incredibly smooth finish.
This is a delightful, soft, closely woven fabric that shines in the light and feels just like satin.
Usually used if you are going for a classy look. This is a heavier satin fabric, brimming with body and featuring an antique sheen.
A term you need to know if you want to pose professional with your gown designer. A popular wedding fabric, it may be used as either the lining or outer fabric of a gown. It will have either a matte or shiny finish and will be fairly stiff when used for the outer layer.
Usually found in layers covering a full satin skirt, tulle is one fabric that is very commonly used in bridal apparel. It resembles tiny meshed net of a silk, cotton or synthetic fabric.
What you need to create fullness. It is a coarse net that is used in creations such as crinoline slips.