(Closed) How can I tell if my veil is silk tulle or nylon tulle? Help bees!

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The 100% sillk tulle that I purchased for my veil has zero sparkle in it.  It’s very opaque.  It is not heavy, but is very opaque – almost shroud-like.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@raisedonrobbery:  It sounds like a nylon tulle veil if it is not opaque.  I can’t remember what the weave in my tulle is like; most likely a hexagonal shape.  The tulle itself also feels more “rough” than the nylon tulle veils I’ve tried on.  It’s most likely similar to the Italian silk tulle in the distinctive veils link.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

A silk tulle veil is not oreally sheer. If you don’t mind me asking, what length did you get and how much did you pay?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You can get samples of 100% silk tulle from etsy vendors to compare to your veil. The sure way to tell is to pull it apart – silk veiling will tear very easily, synthetic will not, but since you have a finished product destroying it is not really a choice… 

This is a 80%silk 20% rayon veil http://www.etsy.com/listing/107960913/sheerest-silk-tulle-drop-veil-with-raw  – if you look at the description it says “slight sheen”, I think it’s due to the 20% of synthetic fiber. 100% silk would be more matte, but I have to disagree with some PPs – the samples I got were pretty sheer.  The weave was similar to honeycomb shapes.  I think opaqueness of silk tulle would depend on it’s weight (there is a special measure for that).

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

looks amazing in the picture, I am such a sucker for a mantilla…

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you can snip some of the fraying then there is another way to try to tell the difference – burining it and comparing to a burnt 100% synthetic fiber.   You can test most natural fibers this way (wool, cashmere, leather), although it’s a bit of a smelly and barbaric method:)  The veil looks very gorgeous, I think the type of drape it has is consistent with silk tulle, but obviously it’s very subjective from just looking at a picture.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@raisedonrobbery:  I also think it looks beautiful.  In the end it’s not going to matter whether it is silk or not.  If it gives you the look you want just be happy about that.  🙂

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