Post # 1
Has anyone had experience with the duchess satin material from Alfred Sung for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses? I thought I had all my bm dresses figured out, then a sales lady told my mom how terrible the fabric is and that it will wrinkle instantly and look terrible for the whole day. The material is quite thick, which I originally thought was a good thing since the wedding is in October, but apparently not.
We are thinking of switching to the After Six line and going with the nu-georgette fabric, but I haven’t been to the store to check it out yet.
If anyone has experience with either of these fabrics, please tell me about it.
Post # 3
My Bridal Party is doing the duchess satin. I agree the fabric isn’t great, but it’s okay. The nu-georgette is quite a bit more expensive, so I thought it probably wasn’t worth it. I think from far it’ll look okay…the wrinkles aren’t very creased. It just will make the color look a bit more textured from far away.
Post # 4
I picked an Alfred Sung D416 dress for my 6 BMs… or really THEY picked it out of 3 options. One of them went to the store, loved it, and bought it on the spot. Then one by one a few others went and said the duchess satin was heavy, sat funny, and it was "a lof of dress". I wanted them all to wear different dresses from the start so now that’s the plan. I win! They all are leaning towards the nu georgette now. I am making 3 wear the duchess in whatever style they want, and the other 3 are in the nu georgette so it’s balanced.
If they want to spend the extra money for nicer fabric I say let ’em!
Post # 5
I am using After Six iridscent taffeta (I think), but I really liked the Nu-Georgette fabric. I ordered a sample swatch and it is very soft and light. I wish the dress style I wanted came in Nu-Georgette!
Post # 6
it stains really easy thats all i know about it