(Closed) Silk or satin wedding dress fabric?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

depends on the silhouette of the dress and your skill level.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Commenting to follow! What is the difference between the two? *dumb*

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Satin is sturdier, right??

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

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1judejude:  I don’t know about dress making but I guess you need to know if your design requires stiffer or floaty fabric. Also, personally I like the matt materials that don’t reflect glare in a flash photo. 

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Honey bee

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1judejude:  silk is a type of fiber. Satin is a type of weave. So, for instance, you can have a fabric that is both. 

That being said, silk is horrible for the tropics as it retains heat and holds body odor. Satin is tough because it is not the most flattering fabric unless you have a very good figure and serious shapung undergarments (think. Tina Fey on Letterman with two layers of different style Spanx).

 p.s. Satin is very prone to sweat stains. Silk may also be depending on the weave.

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Honey bee

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1judejude:  inspiration photos?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Picture for refrence?

Satin is having a moment right now in bridal fashion, I’d do that personally, its quite expensive looking.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Silk- lots of different weights and you can get it in a shiny or matte texture. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee

I should have also mentioned that polyester satin (no matter what they call it to make it sound better) will leave you looking like a drowned rat in mere seconds in the topics.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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1judejude:  I would do a heavy weight silk or silk satin then. Poly satin can look a bit cheap.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I am wearing a tea length (vintage style) silk dress made by my mom (she’s the best) and I actually prefer the silk over satin. The satin was going to be super expensive, so we opted out of it, and I’m actually very pleased. I was also told by the person at the fabric store that satin fabric can get very dirty fast. Don’t know for sure, but that was what I remember. I’m wearing a petticoat too! So excited someone else is going for a unique look for their wedding!

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