Post # 1
I am going shopping with my bridesmaids this weekend to look at dresses. My dress is an ivory chiffon, do they need to wear chiffon as well? I’m afraid if they are in satin there dresses will pop more in pictures. Any opinions or pictures anyone would be willing to share???
Post # 3
@aoneil225: I think either one will look great and don’t think the fabric needs to match yours at all, but I would suggest chiffon. Not only because the satin may stand out like you said, but depending on the weather, chiffon may be lighter and cooler, but that’s just me. 🙂
*It will also depnd on the style of dress, too*
Post # 4
Either would work. My BMs wore a satin purple fabric and my dress was tulle and lace. I loved the way we all looked together. Sometimes I think having all the same fabric lacks interest and contrast that makes YOU stand out as the different one. But no matter what your BMs will be beautiful in whatever dress you select for them!
Post # 5
Satin tends to wrinkle and gets hot, with a shiny finish in my experience. Chiffon is airy and flowy with a matte. But both do look nice in the end. It depends on the look you want.
Post # 6
I also suggest chiffon because it’s nice when the “formality” level of dresses match IMO. I was planning on putting my girls in chiffon since it’s light and comfortable, but when I picked my dress, the chiffon Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses just didn’t “fit in” with it. So I put them in a more structure material like my dress.
So for you, if you have a chiffon gown, I think chiffon on the bridesmaids would go better!
Post # 7
I think etiher is fine and they don’t need to match your dress. I just don’t like satin. But that’s just weird old me!
Post # 8
I’m voting for chiffon, but not because it as to match your dress. I just REALLY don’t like satin. Not a fan of the shinyness.
Post # 9
I usually don’t like chiffon, but I think it might look odd to have structured bridesmaids dresses made of satin next to your flowy chiffon dress.
Post # 10
I just like the flowyness of chiffon. I do think that the shine may overpower your gown but it’s not a biggie. I see it done a lot and the bride always stands out because it is her day and she is the center of attention in the pictures.
Post # 11
I think if you’re wearing chiffon, I probably would have the bridesmaids in chiffon as well. However, if the satin you’re considering for the bridesmaids is 100-percent silk satin, then I may consider the satin to contrast with you. I am just not at all a fan of synthetic satin.
Post # 12
I voted chiffon. I love the flowly-ness of it and just think it photographs better as well. Satin is too shiny for my taste.
Post # 13
chiffon. satin makes me cringe
Post # 14
either would work just make sure they all wear the same fabric together.
I have a satin dress and my girls all have chiffon dresses. it will look better if you match the girls fabrics.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
Chiffon. It will look better, your girls will be more comfortable, and it tends to be more flattering
Post # 16
Have you considered silk taffeta? I know j crew has some dresses in this fabric and they look great again most fabrics I tried for my dress 🙂