Post # 1
I’m in the midst of my search for bridesmaid dresses and have reached the conclusion that I prefer the feel and drape of silk chiffon or similar type fabric, as opposed to a synthetic, polyester chiffon. The synthetic or polyester fabric mixes just don’t drape and flow as well, in my opinion.
I’m hoping some of you can help me identify designers that utilize a non-synthetic chiffon fabric. Examples of designer fabrics that I love: J Crew, Ann Taylor, and Bari Jay’s crinkle chiffon. Examples of designers’ fabrics that I dislike: Belsoie, Allure, and Donna Morgan (the lower end Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, I know she does have some that are silk chiffon).
FWIW, I am searching for long, blush pink dresses. Thanks in advance for your help!
Post # 2
I wore an Amsale silk chiffon gown for my girlfriends wedding in 2010. The dresses were beautifully made, and very high quality. They were a bit pricey, ($310 I think?) but we thought it was fine.
Post # 3
nuggetsoflove: You mentioned J Crew. I’m using their silk chiffon dresses for my BMs. The Nadia, Arabelle, and Heidi dresses are all long and silk chiffon, and the color “Misty Rose” should be just right for the blush color. They are a bit pricey, but I’m buying them for my BMs as a gift since I only have 2, and they are gorgeous dresses that they will both love and wear again.
Post # 4
Got J Crew, and forgot to mention Amsale- thanks! Any others?
Post # 5
Some Joanna August dresses are 100% silk, others are a silk/poly blend I believe. However, I found that in real life, the silk/poly fabric of her dresses still felt very expensive and better than some other brands ie Donna Morgan.