(Closed) What is wrong with taffeta???

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t have an issue with taffeta… in fact, my wedding dress is taffeta!  I don’t know if it’s silk or synthetic but I don’t think it looks too shiny.  The only time I noticed any shine was when the flash from my mom’s point and shoot hit it the wrong way.  But considering I’m paying an awful lot of money for a professional photographer, I don’t anticipate that being an issue on the big day!  I’m getting married in July and wanted a dress with a lighter fabric.  I couldn’t imagine wearing a heavy satin dress around all day and I wasn’t a big fan of chiffon for my dress.  Everyone is different I guess!

Post # 18
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think taffeta sounds like swishy pants lol You know, the “wind pants” or whatever you call them. I tried on a dress at DB that was shantung taffeta .. Whoa was that weird! It felt exactly like a bed sheet, I did not like it.

Post # 19
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Taffeta is not a finish or a material, it is a WEAVE. You can have silk taffeta or polyester taffeta, just like you can silk tulle or polyester tulle, silk satin or polyester satin. 

I think taffeta can be beautiful, just depends on the cut of the dress and how it looks (shiny?)

Post # 20
1094 posts
Bumble bee

I think it totally depends on your personal taste. I don’t like taffeta because, as others have said, it’s usually shiny and also I find it very “prom”. I guess I’ve been tromatized by all the BAD irradescent taffeta dresses I’ve seen in my lifetime!

Post # 21
4884 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Well I think my dress is lovely.  And not shiny or swishy or anything else.  SO THERE.




Predictable and gratuitous dress picture ahead:


Post # 22
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@KristenGotMarried:  My dress is also taffeta! It’s not shiney or swishy either! lol!


I think it depends on the type / color of the taffeta because I have seen many bridemaid dresses in colors that look shiney and have that swishy feeling to them. I think taffeta is completely different looking when it’s white.

Post # 23
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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@KristenGotMarried:  AHHHHHHHHhh!!!! I can hear your dress swishing from here!!!

I kid, totally a joke it is gorgeous and you look gorgeous in it. Again, all personal taste and there are many bees out there that would hate my heavy satin dress. It is what it is.

Post # 24
2783 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have no problems with taffeta…I did have a VERY strict rule about absolutely no satin, under any circumstances. I’ve always hated it.

Post # 25
7286 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Good photography makes taffeta look great!  A few guest pics might be shiny…but who cares ? Go with what you love!

Post # 26
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

What’s wrong with swishy? I like swishy!

Post # 27
9831 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My dress is taffeta and I don’t think it’s shiny or “prom” looking at all. I think everyone has their own tastes, I for one did not want satin because of the shine and the extra weight. Just go with whatever you love!

Post # 28
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My dress is also taffeta and I love it! I personallly did not have a particular preference for fabric when I chose my dress and was able to try on dresses in multiple fabrics (lace, satin, etc) and the way the taffeta draped on my dress just looked beautiful. I could not resist it! 🙂

Post # 30
11522 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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@KristenGotMarried:  Haha! I’ll join you! 🙂 Here is my silk taffeta gown. I actually think it photographed more like silk satin than silk taffeta:

Post # 31
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@SpecialSundae:  I think the PPs are referring to the “swish swish” sound that taffeta makes…not “swishy” as in any sort of graceful movement of the gown.

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