(Closed) What's your dress made of? Is it real silk, or not?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is your dress at least partially real, genuine silk?
    Yes, it is all real silk/other natural fiber (cotton, wool, linen) : (59 votes)
    41 %
    Yes, it's partially real silk, partially synthetic : (13 votes)
    9 %
    No, it is all synthetic : (46 votes)
    32 %
    I don't know : (27 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My dress is 100% real silk. I doubt most of the very popular designers (Allue, Maggie Soterro, Mori Lee) are silk, but they may still be mostly natural fibers. 

    Post # 6
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Creiddylad:  Most Maggie Sottero dresses are made out of synthetic satin….that’s why I decided against one of those…my wedding is goint to be outside and I do not want to sweat like crazy….lol…. Plus the synthetic satin looks kinda shiny….and I did not like that….so I decided to get a Martina Liana dress (100% Silk!)








    Post # 8
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @AmyFarrahFowler:  This is pretty much what you’ll find. More of the mass-produced wedding gowns will not be 100% silk beacuse of the sheer costs of the fabrics. You have to look for higher-end gowns for nicer fabrics. I am picky about what I put next to my skin, so I am willing to spend a lot more for quality, breathable materials.

    Also, AmyFarrahFowler, your Pnina is ridiculously gorgeous (I remember it from another thread).

    Post # 9
    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Personally the idea of dead worm skin stuff at my wedding skeeves me out,  synthetic dress girl all the way! 

    Post # 10
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Mine was Casablanca. So i would assume some synthetic?

    Post # 12
    633 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Jim Hjelm, the lining may be synthetic (I can’t remember!) but the shell is silk. It photographs so dimensionally!

    Post # 13
    3586 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @Creiddylad:  I’ve had the same question and have even gone into a wedding dress shop to feel fabric. I’m not looking for a dress, I’m long past that.


    There was one big poofy dress that I swear seems to weigh as much as 5 tissues. It was literally like fairy gossamer wing material, it was kind of web-like. They must have used silk thread in sewing it.

    I have a real hard time with shiny white poly satin, but I can accept poly chiffon, tulle, and lace. My guess is that silk lace is hugely expensive and not common at all. Cotton lace is charming but it’s big and heavy and not suited for formal wedding dresses but it’s cool for more casual ones.

    J Crewe dresses are usually silk or other natural fabrics. I like them, they are simple and elegant and silk (at least, I’m pretty sure they are silk.) They use a name for their fabric that is


    Post # 14
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    mine was silky satin so i have no idea what that even means. i don’t know if it’s actually silk satin or a silky like satin (ie polyester) material. it’s essence of australia.

    Post # 15
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @calibee79:  I think if it was real silk it should say either: 100% silk duchess or silk dupioni

    Post # 16
    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Mine was 100% silk, a Monique Lhuillier

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