6 Popular Traditional Wedding Dress Fabrics


If you are going to choose your wedding dress, you need to know that not all the bridal dress fabrics are created equally. Different fabrics have their individual look and will decide your comfort and your wedding look. Choosing a right fabric is what the most important thing for your wedding.

Some fabrics are suited for structured designs while others are great for light look and flowing.

Before selecting your wedding dress it is important to know about wedding fabrics and about the most used fabrics for a wedding dress.

Here are 6 fabrics which is often used for a wedding dress and why they are an excellent choice for bridal gowns –

  • Satin

Satin is one of the most commonly used fabric, most versatile and most durable. It is most popular for its smooth finish that it gives to almost every body type, which makes it perfect for more structured gowns. It is supportive for every body shape and good for ruched, draped and ball-gown styles.

Due to heavy structure, it is thick in the fabric which makes it suitable for the winter season but is not suggested for hot seasons.

  • Charmeuse

Charmeuse is usually made up of silk but sometimes it is also made up of synthetic fibers. It is a lightweight fabric which is glamorous and has sheer fabric with a glossy sheen and lovely drape. It is incredibly luxurious and commonly used in column dresses.

  • Chiffon 

Chiffon is perfect for destination weddings, especially in warm weathers. It is incredibly light in weight, transparent, sheer without sheen. It is also often used in layers because of its sheerness.

bridal dress fabrics
bridal dress fabrics
  • Organza 

It is a woven fabric made up of silk which is sheer and light in weight. It looks similar to chiffon but is much stiffer than chiffon. It is a versatile fabric that works so well with every other fabric. It is perfect for warm weathers, still, it is a very delicate fabric so must watch for snags and pull.

  • Tulle

Tulle looks like netting because it is sheer with an open weave. It looks fabulous when get mixed with the other fabrics. It is best for overlay skirts and the wedding veils.

  • Lace 

Lace is one of the dress material that gives the real vintage look and adds so much grace to your gown. It is an ideal choice for overlay skirts. It comes in many varieties.


The wedding day is the most important day of your life and you should know everything about bridal fabrics before jumping into buying one for your wedding dress. The comfort and your wedding look is all that matters.