(Closed) WEdding Dress Fabric Questions.

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Satin is much heavier than chiffon, so I don’t think you could have waves that stand up, as these do, if it were redone in satin. It would lie flat. Unless they wired the hem.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Chiffon is gorgeous! Everyone does satin – why not be a little bit different?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Yes, it will still be wavy.  In fact it will look a lot like the lining in that picture that you can see under the chiffon.  It obviously won’t have that floaty effect that chiffon has.  If you want to emphasize the ruffles, ask them to stitch something a little stiff around the hem, like cording or something.  It will help the ruffles keep their shape. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree. The satin would be much heavier and would not lay the same w/o wiring. It’s very pretty in chiffon, though!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

There is also silk chiffon … I love the chiffon and you will not get that wavy airy look with satin.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think the chiffon is what makes the dress. Your going to lose what wavy bottom with satin. Satin will just drap at the bottom. If the wavyness is what you like I would stick with the chiffon. It’s so pretty as is!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Note that there is a heavier layer of fabric underneath that chiffon which is helping it to create that wavy look.  You can achieve something similar in satin, but it won’t have the beautiful movement and buoyancy of chiffon.  I don’t think this dress would benefit from being made of satin–the matte quality of the chiffon sets off the embellishment perfectly.  Satin would be overpowering.

Just my 2¢!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it’s gorgeous the way it is– don’t change it!  It would definitely change the entire look of the dress. 

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