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Why Satin Fabric Is Very Popular For Wedding Dresses

Updated: Apr 13


Let me start by saying that although satin is considered a fiber, it is not. Satin, in fact, is a finish. There are different ways you can have satin made. You can have satin made of pure silk, all polyester, or a blend of both. In fact, almost any fabric can be made of a blend, for example taffeta, tulle, or lace.


It is well known that fabrics made from natural fibers tend to breathe better, but at the same time they can be much more expensive and wrinkle more easily than the blends and synthetics.


If you are looking for the fabric that is the most versatile, durable, and common for wedding dresses, then satin is the one you need to select. If you want a more structured gown, then you need satin which has a smooth finish with a lot of body.


Although we talked about blends, most satin tends to be 100% silk.


Tip: Did you know that satin wedding dresses are some of the best for photography due to their smooth and high-sheen fabric that looks amazing under any light?


While some wedding dresses may be great for the ceremony they may not work as great for the reception. Satin-made wedding dresses are great for both due to their silky fabrication that makes them work for most body types which makes the bride not only look great but feel confident and comfortable.


Another good reason to go for satin is that it is known to be very smooth. That means you don’t have to worry about having to pull and push on your wedding dress all the time trying to make it sit correctly. Satin wedding dresses tend to be heavier than those made from other fabrics. This is great for most seasons except for brides having summer weddings.


The benefit of having a heavy dress is that the way you place your dress will most likely stay, this is important when you want your train to follow directly behind you as you walk. Satin is easy to hold in place and that can help when you want to pull it up while having fun on the dance floor.


Since satin is one of the most common fabric for wedding dresses, that means you will find a lot of choices when shopping around and not be limited to just a few styles which means more buying power for you.


Selecting your perfect wedding dress for that special day can be a stressful experience, but take your time, plan, and select the best fabric and best style and you are going to be OK. If you need help with more ideas about your big day, from selecting the fabric to the type of style, take a look at our guide: The ultimate guide to choosing your perfect wedding dress where you can find everything you need to select your perfect wedding dress.


Once you select your wedding dress’ style and fabric, you can use this tool to find the closest store in your area.