Fabrics come in different forms such as composition, weight, sheen, colors, patterns, and more. This step can easily make or break the look of your outfit, making it one of the most important parts of any clothes-making process.
We would like to introduce you to some of the most commonly used fabrics for a bridal outfit, and the look that you can achieve from each of them.
A lightweight fabric suitable for minimal and flowy silhouettes, satin comes in different materials and finish. The more premium ones would consist of silk, and others can be made of synthetic fibers or a mix. Some satin can have more sheen than others, depending on the look that you are going for! As satin generally are lighter and soft, they are mostly suitable for slim and loose silhouettes. Likewise, if you are looking for a soft movement or flowy-ness in your dress.
Crepe is another classic choice for a minimalist silhouette. It comes with a very subtle texture and will hug your curves with its soft property. To create a clean and figure-hugging silhouette, choose a slightly heavier-weight crepe with a little bit of stretch.
Suitable for layering, chiffon is a lightweight and sheer fabric that flows well for a dreamy look. Its delicate and floaty properties also make it suitable for details such as frills, gathers, see-through sleeves, and more.
A fabric that often gets mixed up with chiffon, organza is also a lightweight and sheer fabric that is more structured, but generally has a more reflective and crisp finish. Its structure makes it suitable to create light yet voluminous silhouettes for the skirt, sleeves, and more.
One of the fabrics with more variety in terms of patterns and textures, lace can create a lot of different looks, depending on the exact design chosen. Lace could be used as an overlay or as a detail on some parts of the dress to create variety. Some lace comes in a more muted finish for a more classy look, and some come with embellishments for more shine and sparkle.
A more structured option with its distinguishable pattern/raised designs. This fabric is suitable for those who prefer a sense of uniqueness or subtle detailings that will let the fabric speak for itself. As the fabric is generally stiffer and more structured, they would be more suitable for structured dresses or to create silhouettes with volume.
Choosing the fabric is one of the first and most important steps that you have to do to create your bespoke piece. It may be confusing or overwhelming when it is your first time doing a bespoke piece. However, our stylist will be there to guide you every step of the way, to let you know about the advantages and disadvantages of each fabric, and which would be the most suitable for creating your dream look.
Book a styling session with us to consult with our stylist or have a look at our available fabric options here!
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