(Closed) What are Maggies usually made of?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have one and I’m not for sure what the material is, but I would say it is polyester satin.  It just doesn’t feel as light and soft as some of the actual silk gowns that I tried on.  There is quite a difference in quality though between Maggie and DB.  I was debating back and forth between two similar dresses by those companies, and I finally bought Maggie’s because hers was much thicker material and seemed more sturdy.  There was also higher quality lace on her dress than on DB’s, and more beading and sequins.  Maggie’s overall just looks better for the price you pay than DB’s does, at least in my opinion.



Post # 4
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have one and it is 100% synthetic material, which I was pretty disappointed about. It LOOKS really great, doesn’t look cheap at all. But I just figured that in spending so much money I would be getting natural fibers, not synthetic. Mine is a satin bodice and skirt with chiffon over-lay. The satin is polyester and the chiffon is (I think?) lycra. But its definitely synthetic.

Also made in China >.<

Post # 5
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

dreams. 😉

Post # 6
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I really don’t know, but all I can tell you is that even if the material is not a natural fiber, HOW they are constructed is the most important thing I think! Cuz they wear like a charm. My friend has a satin one and she says it feels like butter. Mine was taffeta and stiffer, but it didn’t show wrinkles or anything and it was not a big deal to me.

Post # 7
25 posts

Almost all of Maggies dresses are made out of Polyester. Only a couple are real silk. My Fiance mother owns a bridal store and I asked her about Maggies dresses when I was looking. Although the are synthetic, they are made extremely well, much better then Davids. She has had many many brides come to her store on the morning of their wedding to see if she can fix zippers or seams of Davids dresses. So, even though it is synthetic, it is worth the extra money.

Post # 8
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i was going to answer like texaslawgirl 😉 dreams and rainbows and stuff! i’m pretty sure mine is synthetic because it’s described at “stretch satin”…it’s a really slinky material. however, what you’re NEVER going to get from a DB dress is the maggie FIT! i’ve even had a seamstress tell me that you can copy maggie’s style all you want, but the maggie fit is impossible to replicate! what maggie gowns are you interested in?

Post # 9
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Maggie’s are definitely polyester, but a very good quality version, much nicer feeling (and better-looking, in my opinion) than DB dresses.  I think only the Sottero & Midgley line of dresses are silk. 

Post # 10
24 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Mine is polyester.. I was actually surprised at that though because it is very good quality and looks great.

Post # 11
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I purchased a Sottero & Midgley SSM5049 and it is made of dupion silk.  My dress is gorgeous and cost $875 with shipping. My dress fits perfectly, only needing a hem and bustle.

 I did go to David’s Bridal and was not impressed with their product, nor customer service.  I do have friends that have purchased their gowns at DB and have been very satisfied.  I think you have to find a style and price point that you are most comfortable with regardless of the dress’ material.

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