Post # 1
So I am getting bridesmaids dresses custom made, and I had decided on chiffon. My consultant sent me chiffon swatches. My bridesmaids and I discussed, debated, and second-guessed ourselves on color, and finally came to a consensus. I filled out the order forms, and sent them off. I’ve been working on this process already for about a month now.
Today, I get an email back saying that it looks like the dresses (which I had sent a picture of quite awhile back) are actually organza, and can I choose from that swatch booklet instead? They have thick and thin organza types (what does that even mean?)
I remember organza from those cheapie favor bags people put Jordan Almonds in. It’s so shiny. It wrinkles. And even though these dresses are going to be ~$180 apiece, I am so worried they will photograph badly and just generally look cheap.
What should I do? I wonder if they would maybe layer tulle over it to make it less shiny?? I don’t even know if that would work.
Post # 3
My dress had an organza overlay it wasn’t shiny or wrinkly…do they have a sample you could look at in person?
Post # 4
@EffieTrinket: I’d suggest taking a look at the samples. There are organzas that are shiny and that aren’t so shiny. A thick organza is slightly more opaque as opposed to a thin organza. Have a look at the swatches and decide from there. It may not be as bad as you’re anticipating.
Post # 5
They did actually send me swatches for thick and regular/thin.
I am thinking either the 70 (thick) or 50 (thinner) will be my best bet color-wise. Unfortunately, I don’t really have time to order samples through the mail. I think the 70 looks less shiny, but I am still pretty concerned about it.
I hear the higher-quality organza doesn’t, but since I am not getting the quality material upgrade (would make it above everyone’s budgets) I am afraid it will look like those plasticky late-90s irridescent prom dresses. Did you get yours through Jasmine’s by chance?
Post # 6
Here are the samples. I think in this color, it will either look amazing, or terrible :-/ FWIW, I’d still like it to be a little sheer, but also soft and flowy. But the main thing is that it not be shiny.
I honestly know very little about organza.
Post # 7
I see what you mean about the shiny factor. The thicker 70 definitely looks a lot less shiny than the 50 though. Can you find pics of any other organza dresses the company has made to see what they look like shine wise?
Post # 8
Ugh. Oh, no! Is there a chiffon dress that you guys all like?
If there isn’t, what is the lining made of? Most organza dresses are lined in satin (which will REALLY make it look shiny). If you can find the dress or get the dress lined in a matte fabric, it will temper the shine of the organza!