wedding dress

For all those brides who are beginning to think about what their wedding dress will be like, today at Lluvia de Arroz we bring you the definitive guide to fabrics for wedding dresses. We hope it helps and inspires you to start looking for your dress.

PIQUE

Piqué is a fabric which is made of cotton or silk spun in such a way that it forms geometric patterns in relief similar to a mesh or honeycomb. It is a rigid and slightly rough fabric. It is adaptable to any time of year, does not wrinkle and has a classic and sophisticated style that makes is consistent with the fashion trends.

ORGANZA

Organza is a lightweight silk or cotton fabric, similar to muslin,  distinguished by its rigid appearance and transparencies . During manufacturing, it receives a chemical treatment that gives it a starchy appearance that does not disappear with washing. It is a rigid fabric, but also flexible, easy to embroider, comfortable and with transparency. It is a soft fabric that is used, above all, in making homecoming dresses with a flowing effect and soft drape.

GEORGETTE

Georgette is a natural silk fabric made by woven fabric, using yarns with a high degree of twist, which gives it a wrinkled-looking surface. This fabric is fine and light, admits embroidery, very elastic and somewhat translucent.

DAMASCUS

Damascus is a fabric made of silk or wool that combines threads to form an embossed pattern. With light it produces glossy and matte effects caused by using the same positive and negative weave. It is characterized by being a strong fabric, it does not wrinkle much and is light. It is a high-priced fabric that is widely used in corsets and wide skirts.

DUPION

Dupion is a silk fabric characterized by its robust and irregular weave. This fabric is woven in two threads, which are sometimes of different colors, so changing the angle of the fabric also changes the color. Its texture is rustic and irregular. It is considered a fairly heavy fabric, which also makes it a bit stiff and wrinkles easily. It has a subtle sheen and can be dyed in bright colors.

BROCADE

Brocade is a fabric made of silk interwoven with brighter metal or silk threads, which gives rise to its most prominent feature, relief patterns.

This fabric is thick and heavy, soft and very resistant. It is used in elegant and sophisticated wedding dress styles and its main characteristic is its relief patterns.

TAFETAN

Taffeta is a fabric formed by the crossing of threads which gives it a grainy appearance. Usually it ismade of silk. However, it can also be made with various materials (wool, cotton and even polyester). It is a soft fabric but slightly rough to the touch. In addition, It has a shiny appearance that adds volume. It wrinkles easily and dries quickly. It is a perfect fabric for wedding and party dresses and is considered exclusive, which makes it expensive.

CREPE

Crepe is a soft fabric, with a grainy appearance and a rough surface. The crisscrossing of the threads makes its finish slightly curly. It can be made from various materials (wool, silk, cotton … even polyester). This fabric is soft and smooth, has body and good drape, reversible (one side is opaque and the other a very soft shine) and very versatile. It adjusts very well to the skin, making it perfect for dresses with feminine silhouettes and is easily combined with other types of fabrics.

LACE

Lace is a fabric made of silk, cotton, linen or metallic threads. This fabric can be made by hand (bobbins, with a crochet needle or sewing …) or by machine and that is often used as an ornament or applied to other fabrics. . Lace is very versatile and it adapts to different styles. It is perfect for creating illusion necklines and you will not be cold if you decide to wear it in winter. There are many types of lace, such as chantilly, alencón, schiffli, guipure, etc…

We hope that this little guide will help you to learn a little more about the different possibilities that you have when choosing your wedding dress.

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