Post # 1
I’m brand new to this community so I’m hoping you can offer me some insight…I picked a wedding gown a few months ago that I liked more than the many others that I tried on. I thought it looked great on me and was playful and different or whatever…Anyway, my husband-to-be and I are getting married in the carribean on a beach. Although I like my dress, a friend recently said that I shouldn’t wear a taffeta gown for an outdoor wedding because it stains easily. I then read online that taffeta is hot and not good for outdoor weddings…My dress is silky taffetta… Does anyone have experience with this or advice? Should I change my dress? And does anyone know of another light fabric that will still accomplish the same idea of this dress? I’ve already put some $ on it but the shop where I’ve made the deposit will transfer it to another dress if I change my mind. But is that tacky? I’m probably being a bit of a basket case over this but hopefully someone can help heal my heeby jeebies…I’m attaching a photo of the dress…
Post # 3
i’ll be honest- taffeta is hot and sweaty even in the dead of winter, especially if it’s got crinoline layers underneath.
i’d try something in chiffon, or organza maybe? both will give you the light airy feel you’re going for, and be more comfortable in the heat.
Post # 4
I think most people are probably confusing taffeta with polyester taffeta. Silk taffeta is light weight and airy. You could have the crinoline removed as the previous bride said.
It does stain very easily… but you are not wearing it again, are you? What white/ivory dress isn’t going to get dirty on the beach? I wouldn’t worry about staining. I don’t know how you are going to avoid that. If you are worried about the hem, you could have it hemmed shorter (2-3″ off the ground in the front) to avoid it getting dirty.
If you love your dress, I say- Wear it! It’s your day. I think it is beautiful.
Post # 5
@JBridalBird: I think you should stick with your dress 🙂 It’s very beautiful!
Post # 6
i think you accidentally started two threads with the same question. In another thread I wrote that this version of the dress from WTOO in “silky” taffeta is actually polyester taffeta. There’s another version in the actual Watters line that is real silk taffeta. Real silk will breathe much better than polyester.
I remember falling in love with a silk taffeta dress from Amsale. It was a big dress but it was actually pretty lightweight.