Post # 1
I have fallen in love with this beautiful dress, but I am concerned that it is made out of Bordeaux Taffeta (Polyester) and not Silk. My wedding will be in July 2011 and it is an outdoor ceremony. I know that I will be too hot regardless, but will I regret not getting a dress made out of silk?
Has anyone worn a dress made out of Bordeaux Taffeta in July?
Does Silk really make a difference?
Has anyone worn this dress?
Post # 3
I think silk is WAY warmer than polyester. The warmest scarf I have is sheer actually see through silk and the coolest is polyester. I would go try on some silk dresses and see how they breathe but I think it is way warmer. PS nice dress!
Post # 4
I am wearing Hunter to my September 25th wedding. It just came in teh other day and I can tell you it was a little toasty! I was trying it on it the store with AC, but my legs got pretty warm. I can tell you that it is a simple, elegant, and most importantly comfortable dress! Where are you getting married? Will you inside or out?
Post # 5
I don’t know if you can get Benjamin Roberts dresses, but they have a number of similar styles in silk for the same kind of price as Maggie dresses.
Otherwise, Pronovias and Enzoani might be worth a try.
If I were you, I’d try on some silk and non-silk dresses, and see how you feel about the fabric. It’s a personal choice.
One note in favour of polyester – if you keep your dress, it won’t get eaten by moths and it won’t discolour as badly as silk.
Post # 6
Natural fibres are generally better at controlling temperature than polyester. So something made of silk, cotton or wool might feel warmer in winter, but it will also keep you cooler in summer.
I’m not sure that the fibre would make that much difference to your dress though. Most silk dresses have polyester lining anyway – even by the top designers – because it sits better and is less likely to crush or wrinkle. The bigger difference is usually the number of layers that your dress is made of, and how sheer or heavy the layers are. Heavy silk will always keep you warmer than a polyester chiffon or organza. Since you’re after an opaque fabric, probably with at least 2-3 layers, the difference between polyester and silk probably won’t be that noticeable.
If you really want to try the different options, find a Maggie dress that comes in both silk and polyester (e.g. Melissa Bouquet is tafetta, while Melissa Bouquet Royale is dupion silk) and try both on to compare.
Post # 7
Hi – I just wore MS Hunter for my July 17th wedding and I was totally fine in 72 degrees F. It was amazingly not too hot out for the wedding but the sun was shining and I was not sweating at all! Note I wasn’t wearing any special undergarments/spanx which I am assuming would make you warmer?
The only time i was a bit warm was during dancing (in an air conditioned venue) there are a lot of layers so you are bound to get warm but throughout the day (in and outdoor) i was fine.
I loved my dress!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 8
I’m going to be wearing Maggie Sottero’s Denise, which is more of a satin fabric, I think, but I fell in love with the fabric. The style is somewhat similar with the ruching.
I’m actually concerned about getting too hot in my dress though. I just wasn’t as crazy about the taffeta gowns I tried on.