(Closed) What fabric for bridesmaids if I am wearing lace?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What fabric should the bridesmaid dresses be if I am wearing lace?
    Satin : (11 votes)
    42 %
    Chiffon : (10 votes)
    38 %
    Jersey : (0 votes)
    Other (please specify) : (5 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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
    1805 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    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
    527 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    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:


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    Post # 7
    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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 # 9
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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. 


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