Post # 1
i want some advice on fabrics for my bridesmaids dresses, i am getting married in England in December, it gets to roughily -10 C (or 14 F) to me thats really cold (apologies canadian ladies i know thats nothing)
my question is what material/fabrics should i be looking for or which should i avoid. baring in mind it will be warm inside i will be buying the shawls and stuff, i may suggests they wear tights to keep legs warm.
any help will be great x
Post # 3
May I suggest . I show it to you in black so that you can actually see it. They do come in nude. This helps hold in body heat. Taffeta doesn’t breathe so it is on the warm side (sometimes too warm.) Of course there is velvet or wool. Satin is also warm (probably the best bet as taffeta is cold til your body heat starts to build). Stay away from chiffon or organza and you will be fine.
Post # 4
anything made with silk will be warmer than other fabrics, silk is used for winter undergarments because it does a good job of holding in heat. Jersey can be a warm weave, it is knit and usually a bit thicker and softer than other dress materials.
Post # 5
satin is stick, it keep warm in winter.
Post # 6
I would think a heavy satin would do the trick. Some bridesmaid-type dresses come in wool blends too, that could maybe work?
Post # 7
thanks ladies, i’m having the bridesmaids dresses made for me. i love chiffon but it’s very thin i will talk to my dressmaker when she returns from holiday. i may see if i can have satin with chiffon on top so i get the look i want with the warmth they will need
thanks again 🙂