(Closed) Bridesmaid dresses – satin or chiffon

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: My dress is chiffon, bridesmaids should wear:
    chiffon : (51 votes)
    91 %
    satin : (5 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @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
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    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
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    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
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    9550 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
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    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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
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    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
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    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    chiffon. satin makes me cringe

    Post # 14
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    470 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • 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
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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 🙂

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