Help me decide – satin or crepe wedding gown

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Dress material - satin or crepe

    Satin (shiny)

    Crepe (matte)

  • Post # 16
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    My dress had a crepe bodice with a tulle skirt. I loved it, but I was doing 300 crunches a day up until the day before the wedding because crepe shows EVERYTHING. Just something to be aware of going in.

    Post # 19
    2321 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I prefer crepe as a fabric, but I think the style of dress you are going for might look better in the satin.

    Post # 20
    1407 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

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    @bebesj:  Oh true, sorry!!! It was 4 in the morning when I commented and I didn’t realize the two girls were different and they were models. 😅 


    Post # 21
    3728 posts
    Sugar bee

    It’s the sheen on the satin that makes it so attractive 

    Post # 22
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    I agree that the satin type of fabric looks great. The material on the dress OP used looks alot like mikado silk and its lovely and heavy so very flattering to wear. Crepe is not forgiving for any lumps or bumps!

    Post # 24
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

    yes, I agree crepe shows EVERY.THING. My friend who is a slender woman wore it and literally any bump or line will show, because when they say it moulds to things, it really does. Based on the dresses you included pictures of, the crepe also looks to me a little more casual, so it depends on the formality you want for your event.

    Another vote for mikado, it’s what I’d like to buy, and is not quite so shiny as the duchesse. That shine is also not super easy to wear, so the mikado will be more flattering. The shiny one definitely will look the most formal, in my view though.

    The dresses you linked are both so pretty!

    Post # 25
    29 posts

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    @bebesj:  I have dreamt of the dress in the first photo since I first saw it! I think the matte looks much more expensive. The satin one can look a bit cheap if it’s not good quality. I tried on dresses like that I just didn’t find one that had an expensive look to it. 

    Post # 26
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I think it depends on the design of the dress? I love both fabrics but it is hard to choose without knowing the design and silhouette of the dress. 

    Post # 27
    868 posts
    Busy bee

    I had a custom satin wedding gown and I don’t regret it at all. The fabric quality exceeded my expectation, and the shine was classy, not tacky.


    However, I don’t think satin is for everyone. It’s not a great pick for summer weddings. It’s heavy, so take that into account if you’re going to dance in it. And I do NOT recommend it for the long sleeve gown you posted. Satin bunches funny in long sleeves. If you do the sleeves pick a different fabric. But if you do the off the shoulder gown, then satin would be lovely.

    Post # 28
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Tennessee

    I voted satin. I think it’s beautiful and classy and love the shine it puts off 

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