Post # 1
Okay so I’ve posted on here a zillion times about my dress shopping, regret and then finding the one, etc.. The one thing that is still getting me is the material of my dress. Before shopping I didn’t have a preference or dislike for any material.
The first dress I ever tried on was taffeta then I loved a satin dress (it was stunning) but not the most flattering and VERY heavy. Everytime I put back on the taffeta dress it felt so much better. The shopping went on and on and then finally I found the one that I loved the most and it’s taffeta. Again, didn’t have an issue at the time.
As I look at other people’s posts I keep remembering how pretty the satin dress was. Pretty as in material, not on me. I look at pics of me in my taffeta and yep it’s SHINY. I don’t want regret, the wedding is too far out and too easy to change my mind and taste in this time so I’m trying to just go with it as it has already come in and I’m stuck with it.
Someone please offer some encouraging words about my taffeta dress before I head out to do more shopping! I know a lot of people aren’t fans so please refrain from making me regret it even more 🙂
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
@bells: Your dress is beautiful! I agree that they’re not all the same. The previous dress I picked out was silk faced taffeta and that was better. The dress I actually purchased however is very shiny. I don’t recall hearing any crunch when I walked but perhaps I wasn’t paying that close of attention.
@tashia_76: Glad someone actually loves taffeta! I personally LOVE that it’s lightweight but I’m not a huge fan of the shine. The satin dress I had liked just seemed so elegant but my dress has all the style aspects I wanted so I guess I have to just deal with it. Thank you for your kind words!!
Post # 7
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
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!
Post # 9
My second dress was taffeta. It wasn’t shiny at all in photos.
Let’s see your dress!
Post # 10
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
@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 # 12
@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: Totally off topic, but I love your dress! 🙂
Post # 13
@StarryNight2011: oh thanks! I am a China dress bee haha so I have to thank the handy people at April’s Bridal/Jeff Liu.