Want a wedding dress that drapes beautifully? Glides down your curves? Pay a bit attention to the fabric. All this and much more depends on the choice of the fabric.

Style, cut, texture, drapes, flow, weight, season are the most important factors to help you decide upon the right fabric for your wedding dress. A dress made with the right fabric can be hundred times better than a dress made with a unsuitable fabric and the same holds true vice versa. A design, pattern of a otherwise great dress
can be ruined because of choice o wrong fabric.

Different types of fabric are made differently to generate different effect. Some fabric are ideal for making a crisp fluffy dress, another material is perfect if you are opting for a body fitted dress and if you’re he one who lies to go for the princess dress then the free flowing fabric would suit you best.

Another important factor to consider while choosing the right fabric is the season in which the dress has to be worn. You do not wan the perfect dress and be cold or too suffocating on your most important day of your life.

Just choosing your favorite silhouette, deciding on the length of the sleeves and the type of neckline you need are just the starting point. The more different and in fact the most important part is to select the right fabric for your dress. There are numerous fabrics available in the market.

We have listed down the most popular fabrics and their uses for your ready reference. Just give a thorough read and prepare your self the get the desired dress made that will surely awesome and enviable.

Wedding Dress fabrics you must know before you start shopping

Batiste

Season: spring and summer

Fabric type: Light weight, soft and transparent

Most suitable for: Ball gown

 

Brocade

Season: fall and winter

Fabric type/: Heavy, woven fabric with raised designs.

Most suitable for: Ball gown, A line

 

Charmeuse

Season: spring and summer

Fabric type/; Very light, soft and lustrous

Most suitable for: fitted dresses

 

Chiffon

Season: spring and summer

Fabric type: Delicate, sheer and transparent

Most suitable for: Structured dresses

 

Crepe

Season: spring and summer

Fabric type: Crinkly, light, soft and thin

Most suitable for:

 

Satin

Season: All year long

Fabric type: Heavy and smooth. Has sheen and creases easily

Most suitable for: Ball gown

 

Faille

Season: Fall and winter

Fabric type: Thick and structured

Most suitable for:

 

Georgette

Season: Spring and summer:

Fabric type: Sheer, lightweight fabric made of polyester or silk

Most suitable for: Dress overlay, train

 

Organdy

Season: Spring and summer

Fabric type: Stiff and transparent

Most suitable for:

 

Organza

Season: Spring and Summer

Fabric type: Light, crisp and sheer

Most suitable for: Structured gowns

 

Rayon

Season: Spring and summer

Fabric type: Light weight and does not creases easily. A affordable alternative of silk.

Most suitable for: Sheath

 

Silk

Season: Fall and winter

Fabric type: Heavy and smooth. Most sought after and most expensive material

Most suitable for: Sheath

 

Silk Mikado

Season: Fall and winter

Fabric type: A very heavy silk blend

Most suitable for: Sheath

 

Polyester

Season: All year long

Fabric type: Man made cheap fabric that works all the time.

Most suitable for:

 

Velvet

Season: Fall and winter

Fabric type: Very soft and most thick fabric with a felted face and plain underside.

Most suitable for: Short wedding dress

 

Pique

Season: Fall and winter

Fabric type: A knit fabric with honeycomb like appearance

Most suitable for:

 

Tafetta

Season: All year long

Fabric type: Crisp and smooth with a light rib on the underside

Most suitable for: Ball gown, A line

 

Jersey

Season: All year long

Fabric type: Affordable elastic knit fabric

Most suitable for: Sheath

 

Illusion

Season: All year long

Fabric type: A very fine, sheer net fabric

Most suitable for: