Post # 1
I have found a beautiful dress that I fell in love with as soon as I tried it on, but when my sister took a photo of me in it it looked very shiny – I then noticed that it was polyester taffeta – I’m worried it will look cheap in the photographs, i wouldnt worry if it was silk taffeta but maybe because it is polyester it is shinier. Has anyone got any photos of their polyester taffeta dresses or opinions on whether this will look too cheap under flash photography?
Post # 3
I don’t have any photos or experience, but I think if you love the dress you should get it.
Post # 4
It’s not a professional pic – but my dress is taffeta. I’m pretty sure it’s not silk taffeta
It does look shinier in some pics but I don’t think it looks cheap. I love my dress!
Post # 5
mine is poly taffeta as well. i think if there’s a sharp contrast in the lighting (like using flash in a dark room), it’s going to be shinier than if there isn’t. a professional photographer with a good camera and better flash system is going to do a better job of keeping the lighting more even and realistic than your sister with a powershot (or some other cheapie point-and-shoot camera…or even a high-quality photography camera wihtout the know-how to use it). and honestly, most dresses that aren’t lace or some other sheer fabric like tulle or organza are either taffeta or satin, and satin is WAY shinier in my experience.
non-professional pic, but without flash. no over-the-top shine going on.
Post # 6
Thanks so much for your advice and pictures, definitely reassuring to see no OTT shine going on with your dresses! I think i’ll take a few more pictures of my dress and see how I get on!
Post # 7
Ok here is a picture of the shine I’m talking about…Its fine in natural light but when the room is dark and the flash is on i’m worried it looks like really cheap material. I know its not the best picture of the dress but just wanted your opinions on how the material looked please!
Post # 8
@Mrs A 2B: Are you having a professional photographer at your wedding? If so they should be able to do most of their photos without flash with their equipment. That way you won’t get that shiny effect.
You might get the effect in some guest photos, but your pro photos should be fine.
Post # 9
My dress was taffeta and in personal photos, the material looked shiny but it wasn’t as noticeable in the professional pictures. It doesn’t bother me either way. Here are a few examples.