Help me decide – satin or crepe wedding gown

posted 10 months ago in Dress
  • poll: Dress material - satin or crepe

    Satin (shiny)

    Crepe (matte)

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee

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    @bebesj:  

    I prefer the shiny satin.  I don’t care for the matte fabric as shown.  It looks cheap even though I’m sure you’d pay a hefty price for it.  Is there any other fabric your seamstress offers if you are looking for an alternative to the satin?

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee

    What season are you getting married? If it’s winter I’d go satin, summer crepe.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee

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    @bebesj:  

    A summer wedding.  Have you considered a chiffon material?

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    I love satin. I almost bought a satin dress. It felt great in person, but when I looked back at photos, the shine made me look bulkier.

    I love the look of crepe. It is so elegant. However, it’s known to be an unforgiving material if you have the slightest bulges.

    I agree chiffon would be nice for a summer wedding. 

    You could always do a satin belt or accent. 

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    Newbee

    I love the crepe. Shiny is beautiful too but the crepe just looks so so simple and sleek. For me shine and sparkle take away. With the crepe, you are the focus and jewelry pops against it.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

    I love how the first one looks on you. Both the style and finish of the fabric. 

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee

    I prefer crepe for a lovely modern sleek look. Personal preference, but I’m not a big fan of satin, I associate it with being dated. It also wrinkles SO easily and the wrinkles really show. That said, crepe is less forgiving and will cling more, though maybe not in that cut. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2020

    I’m also going custom! My dress is a similar style to the off shoulder picture but it’s being made using crepe. I love how luxurious and soft the fabric felt and it also breathed a bit better in my experience (also having a summer wedding). I have gone for a thicker crepe because as a previous poster mentioned, crepe can be a bit unforgiving especially when its thin. My dress is being underlined and boned so the bodice is super structured like a satin but with the matte-ness of the crepe and the flowyness in the skirt.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee

    Have you thought about mikado?

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2020

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    @bebesj:  aline off the shoulder with a box pleated skirt 🙂 aiming for quite simple and classic

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee

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    @bebesj:  this was my mikado dress.

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