Different Fabrics for Bridesmaid Dresses

There are many things to consider when choosing bridesmaid dresses: from color to style to fabric! It is possible to achieve a certain aesthetic through the fabric of a bridesmaid dress. To help you decide what works for your bridal party, we at Madeleine's Daughter Bridal have broken down a few different bridesmaid fabrics:

 

 

CREPE

 

Silk was traditionally used to make crepes, but now cotton, wool, and synthetic fibers like elastane and polyester are used to make them. Due to its variable fiber content, crepe has a wide range of properties. It can be woven or knitted and undergo a variety of processes for development. Crumpled texture and wrinkled appearance are two of crepe's most notable characteristics. Since polyester crepe is comfortable to wear and wrinkle-resistant, it is the most commonly used material in the industry today. A crepe garment is known to be breathable, moisture-wicking, and able to drape fluidly. This gorgeous dress by Jenny Yoo is a fantastic choice for a crepe bridesmaids dress:

 

Jenny Yoo - Style: Kayleigh

 

 

 

TULLE

 

Mesh fabrics with a sheer netlike or patterned structure are known as tulle. Multiple color variations are available and it is easy to dye. Tulle is now made from a variety of materials, including silk blends, rayon, cotton, and nylon. A comfortable stretch can be achieved by adding elastane to the fabric. Fiber and weave determine the stiffness of tulle. Even though starched tulle is rare, you can still find it on the market. An ethereal, elegant and luxurious look can be achieved with tulle couture pieces. A bridal veil and flower girl dress are made from plain tulle, as are undergarments, tutus with four layers, ballerina skirts, bows and decorations, dress overlays, coats, camis and airy blouses, bodysuits, leggings, and socks with tulle inserts. Tulle's great drape makes it ideal for skirts, sleeves, and hems. Just look at the beautiful draping on Annabelle below:

 

Jenny Yoo - Style: Annabelle

 

 

 

SATIN

 

Dresses made of satin don't just have to be soft and shiny. In addition to bridesmaid dresses and gowns, satin weave can be made from many types of fabrics. Most fabrics characterized as satin have a soft, shiny finish that can be found everywhere from evening bags to upholstery. Satin refers to the weave, not the textile. Generally speaking, satin weaves are more flexible than plain weaves, and satin fabrics are known for their beautiful drape and lustrous finish. Shiny satins have beautiful drape, wrinkle-resistant properties, and a shiny front. Just look at this dreamy, shiny satin gown from Jenny Yoo:

 

Jenny Yoo - Style: Adele

 

 

 

CHARMEUSE

 

Despite its name, this rich, delicate fabric has a matte finish inside and a glossy finish outside. Soft drape makes it popular for flowing styles usually cut on the bias, and it is usually made of silk (although synthetic alternatives are available). A dress with a narrow or slim fit with soft, sinuous, slinky fabrics is often better suited to such fabrics. Although it's a sexy spring or summer essential, the ultra-lightweight fabric is suitable year-round! We love this charmeuse gown from Sorella Vita:

 

Sorella Vita - Style: 9536

 

 

 

CHIFFON

 

Due to its sheer and transparent nature, chiffon is often used as an overlay, in layers, or as an accent detail. This matte fabric is woven from silk or rayon and has an ethereal and floaty feel, perfect for a boho bride. This dress lends itself to diaphanous silhouettes and goddess styles due to its light and airy structure, just like this beautiful gown by Hayley Paige Occasions:

 

Hayley Paige Occasions - Style: 52152

 

 

Are you ready to find the perfect dresses for your bridal party? Book a You Can Sip With Us Bridesmaids Appointment with us at Madeleine's Daughter Bridal Boutique today!