(Closed) Fabrics we hate and why?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: I dislike
    taffeta : (136 votes)
    29 %
    tulle : (82 votes)
    17 %
    satin : (110 votes)
    23 %
    lace : (22 votes)
    5 %
    organza : (37 votes)
    8 %
    silk shantung/dupioni : (46 votes)
    10 %
    chiffon : (40 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I personally don’t care for wearing taffeta, just because it’s so rustle-y… if that’s a word :)… and stiff.  I’m just not comfortable wearing it.  I don’t think it looks bad on others, though!  I think it’s very pretty, just not for me.

    Post # 4
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I tried a couple taffeta dresses and found them a little stiff.  I don’t mind tulle, but just don’t like it showing on the outside very much.  I grew up a ballerina, so the tutus may have ruined me.

    I sometimes find satin a little slinky, and too shiny.

    I ended up wearing organza.

    Post # 5
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m not a fan of stiff and/or shiny fabrics like taffeta, satin and dupioni.  On the other hand I love fabrics that are light and airy and look like they have  movement, (tulle, organza, lace, chiffon).  My dress is all tulle with a bit of lace.

    Post # 6
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    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t like satin or taffeta, unless they are underneath a layer of lace or organza.  Satin/taffeta on their own can look sooo shiny and i really don’t like shiny wedding dresses.  Sometimes slightly shiny looks ok, if the dress doesn’t have too else much going on.  But I think when there is beading, crystals, “pick up skirts” and a shiny fabric it just looks WAY overdone. My favorite fabrics are organza and lace, especially together.  They look more classic and romantic.

    Post # 7
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    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I used to have a taffeta dress.  Maybe the fabric wasn’t cut right, but it always felt like it pulled in weird directions.  Tulle is scratchy (ballet.)  Silk shantung/dupioni makes me twitchy for some reason – silk texture is best in the super-thin, super-soft weaves.  I’m not a fan of satin, but I wouldn’t really avoid it.    

    Post # 8
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    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I love taffeta and organza! Personally, I dislike satin.  My gown is an organza overlay and the bridesmaids are in iridescent taffeta.

    Post # 10
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    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I hate linen, but that wasn’t a choice. And probably not used very often for wedding dresses.

    Wink

    Post # 11
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    LOL, I was ranting about taffeta a couple days ago.  I feel like it often seems kind of cheap and plastic-y, though I’ve also seen taffeta dresses I’ve loved.  Though then I found out the dress I assumed was taffeta (because there had to be SOME reason I didn’t like it as much in person as in pictures) was silk dupioni which I waffle on – sometimes it seems too stiff and plastic-y and sometimes I love it.  Not like I love one dress and hate another… I just waffle.

    I don’t like tulle except as underneath-layer detailing.  I think because it reminds me of tutus.  I’ve seen some gorgeous dresses with tulle but they’re not at all my style.

    Also, I have totally decreed that plastic-y is a word.

    Post # 12
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    ok sort of a spin off question.  Are there different types of tulle?  My wedding dress is all tulle and it’s the softess material.  Nothing stiff or scratchy about it.  But i’ve definitely seen other tulle dresses that are sort of scratchy.  anyone know?

    Post # 13
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I didn’t want taffetta or tulle. Though I’ve seen some tulle dresses now that I love, taffetta was never an option for me. I didn’t want anything shiny. My dress is alencon lace.

    Post # 14
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    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I thought I would hate tulle, but I tried on a dress with a tulle skirt that wasn’t that bad. I also thought I would like organza as much and it has become one of my favs.

    Post # 15
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    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Taffeta, for no logical reason. It just looks like wrinkled tissue paper to me. I tried on dresses that one little piece of taffeta on the bodice ruined the entire look for me.

    Post # 16
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    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @Meowkers: Tulle can be made out of silk as well.

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