(Closed) What is Silk Dupion?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Silk Dupioni is silk woven from two different color threads so that it appears shimmery or changes colors in the light.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It is also a fabric that is less smooth than other fabrics. You can order swatches from Aria (or of course go to a fabric store) if you’re interested in specific colors for bridesmaids or even for your own dress. Silk is generally quite light and breathable – good for summer. However, keep in mind it doesn’t stretch.

My google search turned up the suggestions that silk dupioni doesn’t wrinkle, which is why it’s good for formalwear.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sorry to dissapoint, but hellyeah dupioni wrinkles–but it does hide it (a bit) better.  Dupioni is also called raw silk—it has an uneven surface texture that is a bit nubby or ‘shot’.  It’s a beautiful fabric, and is fantastic for an outdoor event.  It also ‘wicks’ (as in, absorbs sweat and draws it away from your body), another outdoor bonus.  A lot of Pronovias dresses (which I wore) are dupioni. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Yeah, dupioni definitely does wrinkle.  It tends to be less expensive than other silk fabrics, too, because the reason it’s ‘slubbed’ is that it’s woven from broken/imperfect silk threads…so that’s a plus.  The sheen and breathability of silk without as hefty a price tag (in most cases of comparable quality fabric).

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