This sheer and elegant fabric feels very similar to crepe. The way in which it is woven ensures that even the heaviest weights of silk chiffon can still remain sheer with a beautiful soft drape. Ideal for layering and soft silhouettes, it gives off a floaty and ethereal vibe.
[ SILK CREPE ]
Gauzy and crinkled, crepe is excellent for clean, soft silhouettes with simple lines. It's flattering, while at the same time being extremely comfortable to wear and move in.
It doesn’t crease easily, so brides can travel abroad worry-free to get married.
[ SILK DUPION ]
Originating from India, this is a crisp silk fabric and tightly weaved with coarse fibres and a rougher finish. It doesn’t wrinkle easily, thus better maintains its lustre. This strong, durable, medium-weight, breathable takes dye well and is usually easy to sew, but it’s worth noting that it lacks stretching abilities.
[ SILK FAILLE ]
This silk is has a subtle sheen and ribbed pattern. Similar to most silks, this fabric is smooth, lustrous, and easy to drape, but it has an affinity for taking a crease making it a popular choice for tailored clothing.
[ SILK GEORGETTE ]
Georgette is a lightweight, thin silk that is perfect for crafting a beautiful, celestial looking gown. It has a translucent, slightly dull appearance, great for top layers. The texture is slightly grainy, and the fabric's twisted yarns generates a slight spring. This material is often used as an alternative to silk chiffon, but the fabrics do differentiate in quality and drape.
[ SILK JACQUARD ]
The combination of matte and reflective threads brings variety in texture and patterns to life. Often mistaken for brocade, jacquards use a monochrome, heavier and denser weave.
[ SILK ORGANZA ]
Don’t let its sheer and lightweight appearance deceive you; organza is often used as a wedding dress material when a stiff structure is required. From adding fullness through layers to creating accents such as bows, it’s a reliable fabric to create drama, and keep things cool in warmer months.
[ SILK SATIN ]
It is perhaps the most popular of bridal silks. Known for its lustrous and shiny appearance and medium weight to easily manipulate and hold, it’s a great canvas for beaded embellishments or simply bring out a gorgeous shape. Pure silk satin is hypoallergenic and breathes well. Consider duchess satin if you're in search for a slightly more matte finish and durability.
[ SILK TAFFETA ]
This crisp and polished looking has a glassy surface, making it perfect for bridal gowns requiring a bit of body or structure. The stiffer the taffeta, the higher its quality. This versatile option is rich for winter and light for summer.
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