Post # 1
I’m going to look at some dresses on Monday and each of them is made of different fabric.
Obviously, I’m going to choose the dress that looks the most flatterin, but should fabric be a consideration?
The wedding will be in September which is Spring here in Australia and the aim is for garden wedding but we have an indoor backup.
I’ve attached the 3 dresses.
I would love to hear pros and cons for each of the fabrics!
The Gala is Classic taffeta a-line skirted gown waisted belt with a touch of Swarovski embellishment at waist.
The Geraldine is Soft tulle over sparkling lace A-line gown with Swarovski beading at bodice.
The Gia is Cinderella quintessential satin strapless ballgown with fairy princess tulle skirt satin bow detailing and Swarovski at waist.
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Post # 3
im loving tulle. young and fun!
Post # 5
I love the shape of Gia, but satin might be a little heavy for a garden wedding in spring. The other 2 are beautiful as well. Can you post a pic of Gala from the front?
Post # 6
@berkie: I haven’t been able to find one! I’m trying them all on Monday so I will make sure to take one from the front.
Post # 7
Out of the three dresses I prefer the tulle. I went with the fabric that looked good on me as I didn’t suit satin or tulle. So ut will depend on how it looks and feels on you. Good luck and enjoy 😉
Post # 8
For me fabric wasn’t the most important, as it was more the style of the dress. I like lace dresses, but they aren’t for me, b/c I didn’t want something that fitted. I also love dresses w/ tulle, but didn’t want a tulle dress for my wedding, mostly b/c tulle dresses are more “ballgownish.”
My dress was taffeta, lighter and not as heavy as other materials, which was perfect for my all outdoor wedding.
Post # 9
I don’t know what other brides’ experiences with taffeta have been, but the associate at J. Crew warned me that it sometimes photographs funny when I was deciding between silk tricotine (a lightweight, slinky fabric) or a silk taffeta gown. She said it sometimes looks almost metallic in photos.
Post # 10
@brideatbeach: That’s good to know!
Post # 11
Yeah, again, I didn’t take photos of myself in the gown and don’t know for sure, but that’s what she claimed. I really do like the look of the taffeta gown you posted here, though.
Post # 12
I like #2 the best by far. I love lace and soft, flowy fabrics.
Post # 13
#2 is very pretty! I didn’t think I would like tulle, but the effect it creates at the bottom of a skirt is so ethereal and soft.
Post # 14
I agree with PP’s. The satin is lovely but probably too heavy for a garden wedding.
Taffeta always reminds me of my hideous choir dress from high school. Gives me an automatic aversion to the fabric.
I think #2 is very pretty and light and gardeny.
My dress is chiffon, which is also a light soft fabric. You might try some on in that fabric as well. I totally didn’t think I’d want that style but loved it as soon as I tried it on!
Post # 15
@kala_way: Tulle is stunning and always gives a very romantic soft vibe.