(Closed) Rich taffeta or bridal satin? opinions please…Photos included!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: which would you choose for an august wedding?
    Bridal Satin : (27 votes)
    33 %
    Rich Taffeta : (56 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 17
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I love them both! I think it kinda depends what feel you want for your wedding.  For me, my venue factored in to what type of dress I ultimately chose.  I think the satin one is gorgeous, more upscale, classy, formal, and elegant (chandeliers and roses).  Whereas the taffeta would be better suited in the summertime in a garden (still elegant, classy, and gorgeous!)  Oh and the sweating factor that noritake22 brought up is something else to consider. But of course, at the end of the day, it’s really about which dress feels more YOU, what you feel most beautiful in 🙂

    If we are going purely on which I prefer though, I would say the Allure dress.  It just looks so fresh, soft and sweet.  Good luck!

    Post # 18
    7776 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    The taffeta one is my dress! I can personally testify that is is a very lightweight, comfortable dress and the taffeta does not look “cheap” at all. It’s not that thin, rustly taffeta that you can hear a mile away.

    I hate the model pic. The dress looks SO much better on a “real” person.

    Post # 19
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I picked taffeta as well. Sweat, wine, any kind of grease, dirt, etc.. will be a nightmare with the satin.

    Post # 21
    758 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    my dress is taffeta and I love it. Looking at pictures of satin dresses on the models, i hate it! I think taffeta is the way to go!

    Post # 22
    157 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I voted for taffeta.

    I specifically picked tafetta for my wedding dress because my tablecloths are satin. Not only that, when I was trying on dresses the satin got super hot! Even walking around the bridal shop I got all sweaty and gross. Yuck!

    Post # 23
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I voted taffeta because I agree with PPs that taffeta is a much lighter fabric and better suited for a summer wedding.

    Post # 25
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I like satin for sheets, not dresses! Too shiny for my taste!

    Post # 26
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Normally I’m a fan of satin. But in this case I think the dress is more beautiful in taffeta. it has a softer more romantic look.

    Post # 27
    197 posts
    Blushing bee

    Taffeta definitely!

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