(Closed) Fabric mavens! Guide me!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

They shouldn’t be sweating their knees off in silk taffeta. Probably in polyester but silk is extreamly breathable. And for a black tie almost wedding, I would stay away from the cotton. Always better to be over dressed than underdressed I say.

Post # 4
Member
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was trying to look at the Jcrew site just now. Wish dresses exactly are you looking at? Some of the short dresses seem appropriate, while others due seem a bit casual.  My brothers wedding was a really formal evening wedding and we had pink short nicole miller dresses on. They were totally appropriate and not too casual. Also what color?

Post # 5
Member
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Fifty, my sister (MOH) wore a J. Crew dress in silk taffeta to my wedding.  It was outdoors, mid-June in Miami.  She didn’t have any trouble at all.  I haven’t seen/felt the cotton cady material in person, so I’m not sure about how casual it may seem.  They sure have beautiful styles in that material, though!  Is there a store near you that you might be able to visit in order to make the call?

Post # 6
Member
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh and I do think the cotton cady is too casual for a black tie event. I see it more as a day time or beach wedding.

Post # 7
Member
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

oh oh oh i love that cotton cady dresses! and the best thing is they can wear it again and again! i know i would 

Post # 10
Member
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would definitely go with the silk taffeta if your wedding is basically black-tie.  That fabric is actually pretty good for the heat, I don’t think they will be too hot at all.

Post # 11
Member
11327 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’d go for the silk. 

Also? you totally made me lol. FIRE THE MISSILES… but I am le tired…. hehehe

Post # 12
Member
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This is completely unrelated to the fabric..but what skin tones do your BMs have? That light pewter, if it’s the same color on the screen as it is IRL, will TOTALLY wash out most white-girl skintones. It would make me look like the death! I love the color, don’t get me wrong, I just don’t want everyone looking like ghosties in your pictures!

Post # 13
Member
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The silk is definitely dressier, and I don’t think they’d suffocate in it. 

Also, the JCrew at Perimeter Mall in Atlanta has the dresses in stock if you definitely wanted to see them.  They probably don’t have the spring line quite yet, but they should have it relatively soon!  I’ve requested swatches from their spring colors, and it should be here in Dec, so I would assume the same of their dresses.

Good luck!

Post # 14
Member
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think in black they would look a little more fancy but not really suitable for “black tie.” I’d go with the silk taffeta. I’ve tried on a Jcrew dress in the fabric before and it’s not heavy at all.

Good luck!

Post # 15
Member
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I have one of their cotton cady dresses and it does look dressier than you’d think…but it’s also pretty thick fabric, with a lining underneath!  So it would actually be pretty warm (as much as short, sleeveless/strapless dresses can be warm :-p).  I think the silk would actually be cooler though…I know their other types of silk are cooler than the cotton cady.  The silk would definitely look dressier.

Post # 16
Member
46 posts
Newbee

I would definitely go for the silk taffeta.  The cotton cady is a great fabric, and maybe slightly more breathable; HOWEVER, I have a few of the jcrew dresses in cotton cady, and though I LOVE how they look, they wrinkle SOOOOO FAST.  Maybe not the best trait for something you will be photographing all day and night. 

Also, if you’re going to the store to check them out, call first and see if they have any personal shoppers on staff.  If you tell them what you’re looking for they can often get their hands on dresses that were bought online and returned to the store so you can see them before they send them back.

Great choices by the way! i love the strapless pewter with the ‘bow’ tied in front!!!

The topic ‘Fabric mavens! Guide me!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors