(Closed) What does the fabric say about your dress? Opinions please

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Honestly I have never felt like the fabric gives a feel to a dress it’s the style of the dress that gives it it’s feel. I feel like all dresses can be modern no matter the fabric.

If you love the dress I say go for it!

I originally wanted satin and ended up with tafetta and tulle and i LOVE IT!!!!!

Post # 4
1982 posts
Buzzing bee

No, I think the style of a wedding (and the temperature) are very important when you’re choosing a gown! You don’t want to choose a huge ballgown, gloves and tiara while having a backyard bbq, right? That just wouldn’t go together or be very comfy…

Post # 5
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i agree about the style versus the fabric…

Post # 6
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Fabric can really be cut and styled a number of different ways. Satin can look modern, but it can also look like a prom dress styled a different way. I would just choose something that breathes well and captures the feel of your event, even if it is a twist on the normal.

Post # 7
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think the season matters as well.  Organza to me is more of a summery fabric, and a heavy satin (or velvet) makes more sense in a winter wedding.  Ditto with a super light cotton, or an eyelet fabric – both very summery.  Beyond that though, go with what you like and what fits the style of your day!

Post # 8
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I do think fabric plays a role, but not so much as the overall style of the dress.  To me, organza gives a romantic and soft feel, but frankly, if the style of dress is modern and cut a certain way, it doesn’t necessarily make the dress as a whole completely soft and romantic.

Post # 9
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Mine’s dotted organza, so it’s sweet and romantic, but still a little funky in the fact that it’s, well, dotted.

Post # 10
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i think its more style than fabric too – fabric matters if you are getting married in the dead of winter and are dead set on linen for your dress or something..

Post # 11
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I agree that fabric has a lot to do with the “feel” of the dress. I nixed anything satin or shiny for my dress because I felt that would feel too formal and ballroom-ish for our outdoor winery wedding. A flowy chiffon is perfect for a casual beach wedding, lace can give a more sweet and romantic feel, etc.

Post # 12
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really wanted satin I thought it was more traditional. I guess I was wrong I knew the difference between satin, silk and tafetta, but I hadn’t even thought of organza. I bought my dress already I chose satin.

Post # 13
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Fabric and style both are important to the look and feel of a dress, but I agree that style is much more deterministic.    An organza dress or a chiffon dress CAN be appropriate for a winter wedding, or a formal wedding, or a modern wedding, just as a satin dress can work well for a vintage-themed or outdoor wedding.  But it really depends on the style of the dress and how it’s accessorized, in addition to the location of your wedding and a myriad of other factors.  I’d say it’s really a case-by-case thing.  can you show us the organza dress you were contemplating and tells us a bit more about what your wedding will be like?

Post # 16
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Mine was duchess satin, which to me made my wedding feel more luxe, and justifyable for wearing a sleeveless outside in November (okay, it was FL, but still!).  Haha, I think style is more of a determining factor in style/theme, but fabric can really change the ‘feel’ if that makes sense.

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