(Closed) maggie sottero fabric – Bordeaux Taffeta vs Godavari Silk

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh are those their fancy names for taffeta and silk?

They’re very different materials. Mine was taffeta and my friend’s was silk. Taffeta is stiffer. My friend said her silk dress felt like “melted chocolate”…I think it really mostly depends on the style of the dress. Silk lays VERY differently than taffeta and vice versa.

Edit: the silk was definitely a shiny/glossy kind. Not “papery matte”

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Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Eek….I dunno if the silk is what my friend had. It was definitely NOT stiff or matte. But i had taffetta, and, well, you know what that looks like! =]

Probably close enough that it’s not worth spending the money, I”m gonna say. The difference wont’ show up in photos I’d imagine. It may just feel slightly softer or smoother. Minimal, but I can’t say for sure

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

i tried on the both Summer (taffeta) and Summer Royale (silk), i personally liked the taffeta one better because it’s not a lumpy (the fabric is more stiff) and it’s not as shiny. i personally don’t like the shiny-ness of silk when i saw photos of me in that dress. hope this helps 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

here’s summer (taffeta)

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Post # 9
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Bumble bee

here’s summer royale (silk)

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Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I tried on summer royale in silk and then couldn’t go back to cheaper fabrics.  love it!  but honestly other peole probably won’t notice the difference.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Taffeta can be made of silk but these days is more often woven of synthetic materials.  Regardless of its composition, the fabric will have a higher luster and crisper texture than a Godavari silk, which is moderate luster and slubbed like dupioni silk.  I’ve never seen a Maggie Sottero dress in person so I don’t know if her taffeta is made of real silk, but if the price tag for taffeta is significantly lower than it is for her Godavari silk, then it’s probably a synthetic material.  Slubbed silk products are usually cheaper than non-slubbed silk products because the slubbing is caused by imperfections/breakages in the yarn that the fabric is woven with.

So yeah, I can’t comment on the dresses themselves, just wanted to give that input about the differences in fabrics.  Silk is a material, while taffeta is a fabric that can be woven from a variety of materials.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

i’ve attached another photo of the silk one taken with camera flash. you should be able to see that it gets REALLY shiny with flash. i personally like the taffeta one better since it’s not lumpy and less shiny, best of all, it’s almost $600 cheaper 😉

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

i’ve attached another photo of the silk one taken with camera flash. you should be able to see that it gets REALLY shiny with flash. i personally like the taffeta one better since it’s not lumpy and less shiny, best of all, it’s almost $600 cheaper 😉

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Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i personally love the silkWink

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