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Designer Wedding Dresses Gowns | Maria Gonzales

Designer Wedding Dresses Gowns


A Comprehensive Guide on Designer Wedding Dresses Gowns Fabric Considerations

The look and feel of designer wedding dresses depends solely on the choice of the fabric. Fabric selection is in turn determined by a variety of factors - the design, drape, cut and season are important considerations while selecting a fabric. Not all fabrics produce the same effect on a wedding dress - some stand away from the body, while some are body-hugging, some are adored for their sharp design features while some are ethereal and timeless.

Nevertheless, we do recommend reading through this fabric guide to decide which fabric you'd like your designer wedding dresses gowns to be tailored in.

Fabric Glossary - The names and features

Please go through this list of various fabrics grouped in accordance with their qualities and individual traits to understand in detail what a particular fabric has to offer.

1. Silk fabric

Silk is the most fashionable wedding gown fabric that gives the bride a waif-like feminine look once worn. Trendy, well-stitched and flattering the figure, this is the most expensive dress material and is considered the 'must-have' fabric among bridal wear. There are many categories of silk fibers available ranging from Silk Gazer, Silk-faced Satin and the Silk Mikado to choose from.

2. Satin fabric

Second only to silk, satin fiber is another most sought after wedding dress fabric with its versatility, mystic appeal and grace. Thanks to its heaviness, smoothness and the dazzling sheen it offers, satin is one of the common wedding dress gown fabric of contemporary times.

3. Lightweight and transparent fabric

These fabrics on wedding dresses are comfortable to wear and manage and the placidness adds to the appeal. Batiste, Carmeuse, chiffon and Georgette are the most popular lightweight and gentle wedding dress fabrics available.

4. Fabric with raised designs

These fabrics are woven with an embossed print on them and are comparatively heavier and crisper when compared to other fabric. Some classic examples include the Brocade, Damask and Moiré fabric.

5. Netted fabric

These fabrics are woven in netted patterns to provide a see-through feel. They are primarily used in the sleeves and along the neckline. Timeless netted fabric like the tulle, Illusion and the Jersey have been part of wedding gowns since time immortal.

6. Laced fabric

Gabardine, Dupioni and other laced fibers are used to enhance the designer wedding gowns in addition to the primary fabric used. They are most commonly used in gown trains, along the sleeves, in the midriff areas and to add elegance to the neckline.

No matter what designer wedding dresses gowns fabric you have in mind, we have an impressive range of prints, colours and textures for you to choose from. We offer tailored wedding gowns, custom-designed wedding dresses or provide you with high quality fabric in case you want to sew your own gown.

What fabric must I use for gown lining?

Though other wedding dress designers and stores might recommend cheap fabric in the lining (since, it is anyways going unnoticed), we recommend nothing but silk! True, in terms of cost, you might have to splurge a little but the end result would be more than satisfactory. Not only will the richness and brocade of the lining appear prominently in close-up photo shoots, you tend to feel lighter and more comfortably since silk is a fabric that does not cling to your skin, leaving you light and airy.

If you've got silk designer wedding gowns with a silk lining underneath, nothing better to rock your D-Day!

How are laces going to boost to the flair of my designer wedding dresses gowns?

Laces are the single-most important components of your wedding dress gown - with a well-tailored laced gown, you can rightly go low on the accessories and yet steal the show at the altar. It all depends on which lace fabric you pick for embellishing your gown. We recommend Chantilly laces, either trimmed or untrimmed, to run along your bodice and the sleeves and add to your neckline design.

Laces are great options for breaking your gowns in the case of huge ball gowns wherein you can choose beaded laces to run along the midriff in style at the beginning of the train.

Add to the glow of your wedding gown with satin fabric

Though satin comes second to silk in its overall appeal, we still recommend it in full measure to improvise and add a dash of glamour to your designer wedding gowns. There are various satin fabrics to choose from - right from silk satins, Duchess satins, Queen satins to polyester satins and crepe silk satins available with us.

Satins come in various textures and finishes but there is always a brilliance that emerges from the fabric that gives it an instant thumbs-up amongst the fashion-crazy crowd. Of course, designing a complete gown in satin is not what we'd like to recommend since the fabric is heavy and can get a tad uncomfortable - but a slight dash of satin on your bodice, along the back and across your drape will turn you into a diva overnight!

Crystals and beads augment the flair of your designer wedding dresses

People are looking to incorporate bead work, Swarovski crystals and diamond embellishments along the bodices of their corset gown to look appealing with womanly grace. After all, which bride wouldn't like to have her best friends - the diamonds, with her for company while she says, 'I do'? We have an elaborate assortment of crystals, stones and shingles for you to choose from, to beautify your wedding gown.

Designers' pick - pure silk satin fabric

Though there are various fabrics available for you to select, we recommend tailoring your wedding dress design with pure silk satin for the basic reason that they flatter your figure - never mind the size! They are elegant and drape around extremely well, making you look vibrant in various bold colour shades. If you'd like to go for the tried and tested, opt for an off-shoulder wedding dress designn with a tight corset in maroon that'll enhance your entire look.

Another huge advantage with the fabric is that it 'breathes' and allows your skin to feel light by not clinging to it - thus, pure silk satin is the fabric to opt for during the summers! That said you can wear it with panache at any time of the year!

Picking a right fabric to stitch your designer wedding gown is half the battle won. We hope this fabric guide must have eased your selection process in choosing the best fabric for your bridal wear.

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