(Closed) Taffeta vs. Chiffon/Organza Bridesmaids

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which is best overall (breathable, comfortable and flattering)?
    Taffeta : (6 votes)
    11 %
    Chiffon/Organza : (41 votes)
    77 %
    I don't know but you should SERIOUSLY reconsider putting chiffon and organza in the same category... : (6 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    9170 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love chiffon!  If you want something light and flowly that will be your best bet.  I’m not really a taffeta fan.  I also like organza but I don’t think it’s as flowly as chiffon.  My dress is organza, haven’t picked BM dresses yet but they will be chiffon.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I love the look of chiffon, but as a plus size, I just haven’t been able to wear it well.  Because of it’s light and flowy nature, it tends to highlight problem areas, even with proper undergarments.  Letting your party pick their own dress may help this issue, though.  For me, I’d prefer a fabric that has a bit more structure.

    Post # 5
    Member
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m getting married on June 1 and my girls are wearing long chiffon gowns (initially I wanted short, but the moms are wearing long so…).  Some people say taffeta tends to look more formal, but I think it depends more on the dress style. I think taffeta looks best with short dresses.  It’s a pretty loud fabric and can be overwhelming as a gown.  It’s stiffer and as PP mentioned, is more forgiving on plus sizes.  Taffeta tends to show wrinkles unless it’s polyester.

    Personally, I’m a fan of soft, flowly, romantic fabrics like chiffon and organza (which is stiffer and shinier of the two). Taffeta reminds me of 80’s prom dresses and I hate the texture and sheen, so I would never force my bridesmaids to wear that fabric lol. Have you asked your bridesmaids which fabric they prefer? All my girls agreed on chiffon.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    11177 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I really dislike taffeta in any length or style so I would go with chiffon or organza.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    7564 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would say taffeta is more flattering because it has more structure. It can shape problem areas instead of clinging to them like chiffon would. That being said, chiffon is more comfortable so it’s kinda a toss up. 

    Like you said, asking your girls is always best! 

    Post # 9
    Member
    1735 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The structure of the dresses will be a big thing. I tend to think that chiffon is lighter and more summery (my girls wore chiffon dresses for our June 16th wedding), but you need to make sure that the style fits everyone’s bodies. Taffeta dresses are going to be more “constructed,” and this may be more flattering on some people…then again, the drapeyness of a chiffon type dress may be more flattering. Both chiffon and organza will be layers OVER another fabric too, since both are semi-sheer. Depending on this underlayer, some of the fit/flattery issues may be solved.

    TL;DR — cut is really important. Also, hold the dresses up next to YOUR gown so you can make sure that they compliment each other.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2499 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Taffeta is a guarantee that I’ll never wear the dress again. But, if it suits your theme and it’s not outrageously expensive, I say go for it.

    Post # 11
    Member
    4688 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    I don’t even know what taffeta is. Naughty bride…

    Post # 12
    Member
    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    It really depends on what your aiming for. If i was to have a autm or winter wedding id go for tafeta since its heavier and more formal, and the taffeta seems more casual, light airey, more of a summery garden setting i guess. Thats just how i see it.

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