Post # 1
Hi Bees! I am having a really hard time deciding on wedding dresses, mostly because the dress that I love is lace over satin, and I just can’t decide what the bridesmaids would wear! I think that satin would look best, but I was just wondering if any of you could help? If you wore lace, could you post a picture of your wedding party? I appreciate the help in advance!
Post # 3
I selected “other” becuase I don’t think it really matters–I’ve seen lace wedding gowns with satin and jersey. Chiffon might look odd (and you may want to avoid it since it’s a lighter fabric and you’re essentially getting married in the winter) since it’s so textured. But whatever you love, go for it!
Post # 4
I like satin along with lace… but be careful, not everyone lookos good in satin with a high shine. Some (like me) need a matte satin. 😉
I saw a flickr set from a bee where she wore an allover lace dress in ivory and her bm’s wore black lace dresses and it was pretty awesome, actually. So don’t necessarily discount lace with lace! 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with Statutory Grape in that chiffon is too light for winter. In my opinion, a matte or crepe satin would be better than jersey to compliment the lace.
Post # 6
I also picked other because I think depending on the style of your gown and the style of your girl’s dresses, you could use any one of the fabrics you listed. I am wearing a lace gown and I am making my girl’s dresses. Here are the pictures:
Post # 7
I had chiffon Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses with my lace dress and it looked great, but it was in July. For November, I’d do satin if I were you.
Post # 8
Thank you all, I really appreciate the help! I agree that with it being an almost winter wedding, satin will work best. While I still have a way to go, this will certainly be the direction that I look and send my girls!
Post # 9
I voted satin but it really depends on the style of your wedding. I had a lace dress and my girls wore taffeta dress from J. Crew. If your wedding is more casual you may want to go jersey. It’s really up to your personal discussion and your bridesmaids if you want to include them.
Post # 10
I agree that it doesn’t matter what their fabric is, as long as it complements your dress and looks nice on them.
I’d start by finding a shape & color that you like… structured or flowy, etc.
Post # 11
I voted for chiffon, but I think satin could work as well as many other fabrics. If your dress is very formal, jersey might look a little out of place.
Post # 12
My dress was lace and tulle and my girls wore chiffon. It was June however, and I liked the way it moved. We didn’t like satin because it can be a very unforgiving fabric and it made my girls uncomfortable.