(Closed) Silk taffeta dress & questions!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

I think Mel Brooks has the answer to this 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFEKR9p33qA

No, but really, taffeta is notoriously wrinkly. It’s a beautiful dress but when you sit, etc. it will crease and those creases will show in photos. It’s really up to you how much that matters. 

That said, there are similarly cut dresses that may be in a more forgiving material. Like the WToo Selena http://watters.com/Product/WtooBrides/14430/

or the Hayley Paige 6358 http://www.jlmcouture.com/Hayley-Paige/Bridal/Additional/Style-6358

Good luck!

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Silk taffeta is a gorgeous material that royals often get married in. It’s rich and photographs and drapes like nothing else. I’m a huge silk taffeta fan. Jackie kennedy’s dress was silk taffeta.

but yes it will wrinkle, it will crease. It will show more because of the skirt of this dress. But I’d still rather get married in silk taffeta;-)

Post # 4
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Helper bee

The big designers use a spray UNDERNEATH the dress to keep them pristine on the runway. That’s what I’ll be using!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

SILK photographs absolutely beautifully.  I had a a heavy silk crepe and it looks a million dollars in the photos.  I am sure there will be some way to minimise the wrinkling

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I just got my taffeta dress in on Monday, although it’s not silk. I was warned about the wrinkles, but I actually don’t mind them too much. I feel like it gives it a cool texture. I think taffeta photographs great. It looks like a heavy rich fabric.

By The Way, you look fantastic in that dress. congrats! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

My first wedding dress was dutchess silk satin.  Extraordinary fabric but wrinkled like hell.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

This is my taffetta dress although that isn’t me wearing it. It’s not silk (I went for the cheaper alternative). I think taftetta is an amazing looking fabric – it holds a structured shape really nicely for a modern look. I bought a steamer and will probably get one of my bridesmaids to get the last few wrinkles out just before I come down the aisle. I’m not going to lie – the potential shininess is something that slowed me down in pulling the trigger as well, but in all the photos I’ve seen the tafetta has looked amazing so I went for it anyway. Mikado is another fabric with a similar look that I would consider if I was buying my dress again. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

PS I love you’re dress…it will look fabulous once you give it a once over with a steamer…I would go for it if I were you.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

That dress looks amazing on you, I say go for it. Have the dress professionally steamed/pressed and hopefully it won’t be too wrinkly!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

A lot of Amsale dresses are silk taffeta. Check out their Instagram photos of a lot of real brides.

bentley0331:  

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

If you are really worried about wrinkles for pictures/reception, if it is not too cumbersome to you on your wedding day, you can purchase one of those cheap handheld clothes steamers at bed bath and beyond or walmart and do a quick steam of the skirt before photos and the reception. It only takes a few minutes. I have a cheap $40 one and use it daily for my work clothes. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I think it’s gorgeous! It does not look platic-y at all. Silk always looks amazing in photos. 

Like PP – I would say that you can find similar cut gowns in organza or other wrinkle resistant fabrics if you want to.  EnglishGardenGirl:  That’s a good idea to spray under the dress! 

I don’t think managing wrinkes is a major issue. My gown is satin. It wrinkes pretty easily. I can keep it wrinke free through the first dance, but once we sit down I’m going to have a wrinkle butt. I don’t mind. It’s still the dress I want! And I don’t anticipait loads of rception photos being take on my butt. ha!

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I know this is now a very old thread but after searching everywhere online I’m stuck for answers…

Did you end up with this dress @bentley0331? If so, how did you go with the wrinkle factor? I’m actually having my dress made, so have options to change the fabric – BUT I haven’t found any alternative that gives the same body, lightness and not so shiny appearance as satin. I’m just so nervous about looking wrinkled!

Hoping for your reply, thanks
Hannah

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