(Closed) help me get over my taffeta dress issue!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I personally dont care for tafetta. I found a few dresses I LOVED but didn’t get them because of that. Tafetta wrinkles very very easily and it makes a “rustling” noise when you move. But that is just me. If you like it and those things do not bother you then get it. One thing you can ask though, that I found out, is some designers will make that dress in another fabric. One dress I found in Tafetta they were able to make in Satin for an additiona fee of like $150. So that is a thought to keep in mind.

Post # 4
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love taffeta, I think there are different types of it and they dont all behave the same. Synthetic taffeta is very cruncy but silk tafetta is almost like shantung or dupioni, it has a gloss to it and crispness without being noisy. my dress was taffeta and organza and I loved it

Post # 5
Member
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Even though my dress is a charmeuse, I actually LOVE the look of taffeta…I’m sure it is a BEAUTIFUL dress and you will be a BEAUTIFUL bride!  There are so many wonderful gowns out there, it’s just so hard not to have dress regret.

Post # 7
Member
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Mine was silk taffeta. I went in not wanting to put on any taffeta dresses, but I was so glad that I did. My train was long although you don’t see it in these pics. My dress was really heavy. 30lbs or so.

Post # 8
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Taffeta’s gorgeous! I did see a few taffeta dresses I didn’t care for when I was shopping, but I also ended up picking it out for my bridesmaid dresses :). It’s a great fabric!

I collected some weddingbee threads you might want to check out that are full of gorgeous (taffeta) dresses!

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/does-taffeta-look-cheap-post-your-dress

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/lets-see-your-taffeta-dresses

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/taffeta-gowns-reassure-me

Post # 9
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3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

My second dress was taffeta. It wasn’t shiny at all in photos.

Let’s see your dress!

Post # 10
Member
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My dress was taffeta. Part of what I liked is that the dress wasn’t as heavy as some of the other dresses I had tried. The day of the wedding I don’t think it looked overly shiny and personally I like the rustling sound it made. What’s important is that you love your dress, everyone else doesn’t have to love it.

Post # 11
Member
2701 posts
Sugar bee

@vicozzie: My dress is made of some kind of synthetic tafetta and I was worried about the shine as well. I took photos with my camera just like you did and saw the “shine” you mentioned. When I had my professioal bridal shots done, the dress wasn’t shiny at all but instead has a nice sheen to it. It might have been the harsh flash that comes on non-pro cameras. The dresses I’ve seen on this thread are lovely and aren’t shiny at all. This is my dress but with my photographer’s pro camera:

 

Post # 13
Member
2701 posts
Sugar bee

@StarryNight2011: oh thanks! I am a China dress bee haha so I have to thank the handy people at April’s Bridal/Jeff Liu.

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