We often hear a lot of discussion about the different styles of wedding dresses, and how trumpet is great for hourglass shapes and a-line is great for apple shapes. Or even how certain styles can emulate a perfect elegant wedding theme and others can give that gorgeously romantic wedding vibe. However, another major factor that isn’t often talked about are the fabrics or materials used to create the wedding dress of your dreams.
Not only can fabrics set the tone for your gown, they can help customize the dress to fit the exact look you’ve always dreamed about for your wedding day. We love silk wedding gowns because this versatile material can be seen in many different forms and designs! Chiffon is an expensive and sheer material used for sleek, flowy looks. Silk dupioni is considered the purest of silk and is accompanied by nearly wrinkle-free textures with a dull sheen. Mikado is similar to dupioni, but is much heavier (great for warmer weather). Charmeuse has a satin finish, meaning it has luster on one side and a dullness on the other. Silk charmeuse also crinkles very easily. Taffeta is a shiny, crisp, and polished material that can be used to add more volume to a dress. The choice for lightweight lining in dresses is often organza, as its very durable. Lastly, georgette is great for a durable, flowy dress look. Take a look at some of these silk wedding gowns from local boutiques below for inspiration!