(Closed) Are sample dresses linings made of polyester???

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes, I think a poly lining is pretty standard in any dress, unless you specifically ask for silk which will jack your cost up a bit.  If it’s important to you to have silk against your skin, I’d get a tailor to make you a body sheath that you can use as sleepwear later.  Buy the silk you like yourself.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t have a comment about the lining, but just wanted to say I loved the Melissa Sweet Jillian dress when I tried it on!  I would have got it but just couldn’t force myself to pay that much for it!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think I saw one listed on preownedweddingdresses.com, if you want to look there.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmm, that’s interesting… I never thought about the lining.  And I didn’t know Melissa Sweet dresses were made in China!  I thought all POB dresses were made in the US!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Actually now when you are bringing this up..

I bought a sample dress that is a Melissa Sweet, and I was very much surpriced when I saw that the lining was 100% polyester, I would have prefered cotton or rayon. It made me a little disappointed. But I think it is like FMIlady says – poly is probably standard in most wedding dresses – even really – really expensive ones.

Also I learned that it is not preferable to have layers and layers of silk in a dress as this easily can make the dress become static. It was the taylor of the princesses that told me when I bumped in to him in an silk shop here in Stockholm. He sait that it was better to choose a good rayon fabric…

EDIT: My dress is also made in China :-(.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Most wedding dresses are made in China these days.  Even though it is a designer name.  They have their manufacturers there.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My dress was made by a designer for over $4000 (New Zealand dollars). It had several layers of silk but with a polyester inner lining. Polyester does have some advantages: it’s less likely to crush so it will sit against your skin smoothly and won’t wrinkle when sitting down. Plus nobody’s going to see it, so if they’re going to include cheaper fabric somewhere it makes sense to be on the inside!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Silk soaks up sweat, oil and body odor more than polyester does, so that may be a factor in designers selecting polyester. And obviously the cost too.

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