(Closed) Difference between Satin and Taffeta? ((picture))

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@misskarianne:  LOL you are not the only one that has DB dresses memorized!

Yes I did think taffeta is stiffer and coarser than satin, however I have come across some taffeta dresses that seems to have more of a silk feel to it and it didnt make that crunchy noise when I walked in it (yes I modeled a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress for my BM). However this dress wasn’t at DB. You may have to see it in person. Also, hopefully, with the darker plum color, maybe no one can tell but with it being different fabrics, I would compare the two.

Post # 5
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If you told your BMs their dresses should be Satin, then tell her it needs to be satin. Not sure how this dress looks in the taffeta but yes, taffeta does normally have a shine to it. 

Stick to your guns! Just tell her that you told them satin, you went to look at it but the color was too off

Post # 6
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Depends on what type of taffeta it is. there are different types of tafetta just like there are different types of satin, some types or satin are glossier and more high sheen than others, some are a bit matte like duchess satin.  In the same way some types of taffeta are stiffer and crunchy, and others are soft and silky, like silk taffeta.  I think you have to see the dress in person to determine

Post # 9
23607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Good luck!

Post # 10
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

they will look different, the problem is, in person, the same color looks different in different fabrics. so, if some of the girls get satin, and she gets taffeta, it may stand out because of the color. i’d ask her to switch. you told her satin.

Post # 12
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Maybe she’s not comfortable in satin. I know I overheat really easily in satin and much prefer taffeta. Have you tried talking to her at all?

And who are you getting really aggrivated with: DB or your bridesmaids? If its the bridesmaids, maybe letting them choose a plum dress in their choice of style regardless of fabric would be okay. They would have a better chance of finding something they like and feel great in. Especially if they are the ones paying for the dress. I would choose something else to be specific about, like the skirt length.


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