BM dress…. fabric?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: The most formal BM dress fabric is:
    Shiny (taffeta/satin) : (11 votes)
    28 %
    Not shiny (chiffon) : (29 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 4
    42182 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @minipenguin:  There are beautiful formal gowns in both fabrics.

    I do however suggest that chiffon is more flattering for larger girls. Shiny fabrics reflect the light and photograph differently than chiffon.

    Post # 5
    1719 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d be careful with the shiny fabrics. They aren’t flattering on a lot of women, and it’s not unusual for them to look cheap.

    I suggest going with chiffon or other matte fabrics, because they look good on almost all shapes and sizes of bodies and move nicely. It also sounds like a matte fabric would work well with your wedding decor. 

    Post # 6
    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Chiffon is flattering on a lot of different bodies. Formality will also depend of how their hair is done, what accents/jewelery is used… personally, I think the long chiffon dresses look more formal than short styles

    Post # 7
    641 posts
    Busy bee

    I think that shiny fabric in general, photographs looking like complete and utter garbage under anything but the most ideal lighting and cameras. It reminds me of like, the $30 Halloween costumes. Matte fabric forever! 

    Post # 8
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @minipenguin:  I’m all for the non-shiny…much nicer and more classic

    Post # 9
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @minipenguin:  I picked not shiny and OMG your dress is so freaking gorgeous! For a plus size BM I would look for something with ruching or a wrap style. Definitely not a sheath.

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