By Srijony Das Last Updated:
The wedding outfit is one of the essential parts of the wedding for the bride. From the initial days of waiting anxiously for that one cherished moment, brides take into minutest details to work up everything perfectly. From twinning with the groom to a complementing makeup look, everything seems centred around the outfit itself.
Speaking about the outfit, its fabric gains the maximum attention apart from its colour or style. For the bride to carry it out almost effortlessly, she must have utmost comfort no matter what. While style, colour and drape are essential, the choice of fabric sets the base for the bride to enjoy the day to her fullest. Let's look at some of the most desirable fabric options for the brides!
One of the lightest fabrics to opt for, chiffon is often used in multiple layers to give a silhouette experience. It is ideal for the summer months; as it is translucent and soft and has no bling or shine. Draped in a particular style, it gives off a flowy and almost weightless appearance. It can also be draped in an overlay style and is ideal for a bridal gown. However, being lightweight makes it too prone to get frayed or torn.
Reflecting glamour and sophistication by all means, organza is a beautiful fabric to choose for a wedding-attire. It is crisp to the touch and has a soft sheen to it. It provides a structured look to the entire outfit and forms perfect drapes. Woven from a silk base, it is ideal for all season weddings. It exudes richness through its lustrous finish. It is equally light-weight like chiffon and pulls-off a fuller look to the complete outfit.
For brides who wish to exude a royal look, velvet is undoubtedly the best option they should choose. Giving the attire a regal flavour, it is sure to make the bride look ethereal by all means. Despite its heavy weight, it is incredibly soft to the touch. Historically, velvet has been a part of the royal-aristocratic wardrobe and gives the ensemble a rich appearance. From blouses to drapes, velvet serves as the best for a winter wedding.
A smooth and flowy drape of the bridal wear is promised with the fabric, crepe. Crepe is thin and mostly subtle in its texture, and it is available in various options from silk to cotton. It displays a regal silhouette and forms natural wrinkles that add to its gorgeousness. It is also quite stretchy and gives the outfit a body-hugging effect. Apart from the bride, it is also an excellent choice of fabric for the bridesmaids.
One of the un-questionable fabrics is silk. A traditional fabric choice, it has been utilised by every generation irrespectively. It is soft to the touch and gives a regal gloss reflecting a dainty appearance. It is generally voted one of the most expensive fabrics to select, it is extremely soft, yet adds a lot of volume as a silhouette. It is mostly suitable for winter weddings. It is durable for a longer time and does not wear off easily. Most brides love to team up their wedding attire in traditional silk fabrics.
Second to velvet and quite similar to silk, satin is renowned for its extraordinary smooth finish. With its soft-glossy exterior, it is quite durable and causes no tear. It is ideally used to build up a flowing drape. Its thickness adds volume to the garment and leaves a slightly cooling effect. It is usually blended with synthetic polymers like polyester, which essentially increases the strength of the fabric. In all, satin completes the brides' dream of a fairy-tale wedding.
To give in a subtle and sober wedding look, brides must try georgette as a fabric for their attire. Exuberating sheer grace all over, it looks good in not just the final bridal wear but for all other days as well. Its matte finish complements the glowing bridal makeup and takes up the bridal fashion game to much more notches higher. Frequently opted by women of all ages, it is also an all-weather fabric.
Exuberating some exquisite hand-woven work, lace is an excellent option of fabric for brides who look forward to adding an embellished touch to their outfits. Apart from drapes, it looks good in overlays, sleeves, neck and hemlines. Known for its delicate detailing, it adds an element of richness to the attire and makes the bridal wear appear heavy and full of texture. Brides can also pair up their wedding outfits with a lace dupatta.
Well, with so many options to choose from, which one of these would you choose?