Weddings are those perfect occasions which can never be forgotten. Extravagant or simple, weddings are made memorable both for the bride and groom as well as the guests. For your D-day, everything must be perfectly in sync with the rest of the wedding ensemble, therefore choosing the dress, catering services, props and more is equally important though the dress takes the cake!
The style for wedding dresses may be the same but the fabric changes everything, including the weight and feel. Some fabrics are body hugging while others cascade freely in flowing waves. Some are cherished for their coarse and crisp texture like synthetic fibres, while others are chosen for their airy feel such as the likes of silk. Silk is a natural fibre which spells elegance and exudes an elegant quality of refinement. Silk is the most sought after fabric because of its resilient qualities, elasticity and undoubted strength. It is mostly preferred for weddings therefore known as the bridal fabric.
Silk threads are also woven to create a combination of other fabrics, including textured silks like satin, organza, chiffon and tulle. A densely-woven silk notable for its lustrous sheen is known as satin, which is a type of silk. Others include duchesse silk which is a more affordable fabric than pure silk satin; Charmeuse which is a lightweight silk satin with a lighter sheen, and then Shantung which is a light shimmered silk characterized by a rough quality.
Chiffon, tulle and organza are textured silks which are used as layers for gowns therefore being transparent yet lightweight.
Batiste fabric is lightweight and transparent.
Brocade is more of a jacquard woven fabric with designs that are raised. Generally worn in the winter seasons, now it’s popular even in the summer because sheer lace and net can be added to give it a more lightweight feeling.
Chiffon is delicate and lightly transparent thus making it the most preferred choice for Indian wedding dress designs because the heat can be quite stifling at times. Chiffon can be used for anarkalis, lehengas and are also popular for wrap dresses and overskirts in bridal wear. Indian wear for men include many such designs in chiffon because of its ability to be mixed and matched desirably.
Crepe is another fabric which looks crinkled, but is light and soft fabric hence being used as bridal dress materials.
Damask is similar to brocade and has raised designs in patterns which include leaf designs, Indian motifs and more thus being a popular replacement for cotton as well.
Illusion is the fabric used to stitch designs on sleeves as well as waists and necklines for a sheer and lacey feel.
Jersey fabrics are mostly used for knitwear but a lot of wedding fabrics opt for it these days because of its stretchy comfortable fit that flatters the body in every way.
Taffeta fabrics are used for dresses to give it more of a ribbed texture. Tulle is a netting used for veils in western dresses because of its mixture of nylon, silk and rayon making it sturdy and beautiful.
In order to make a valid choice, dress making fabrics that are available online come as a huge relief in order to widen the search and tackle one such special fabric which works to design your bridal wear.