11 Different types of wedding dress fabrics

Your wedding dress is very special. So, the selection of your wedding dress must be smart and wise. Learn something about the fabrics and make a wise choice for your dress.

  • Wedding lehengas
  • Chiffon
  • Lace
  • Organza

Wedding dresses are really special and most fascinationg. Get your dress for the most special occasion of your life designed by Natasha Dalal. They are very unique and are close to the heart of a bride. For a thing so special and full of emotions, there should be a special emphasis on its fabric also. Have a look at these various types of wedding dress fabrics:

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Photo: Lensight Photography


Taffeta is a dress material that is famous for its swooshing sound fabric in a slight-sheen texture similar to satin – lighter, smooth and crisp, which rustles when you move. It is just suitable for structured ball gowns and full skirts. So you can go for this fabric for your reception outfit as this will give it a nice curve. Its lustrous sheen makes it one of the hot favorites for the bridal dresses. Keep in mind these 10 things to know before you go wedding dress shopping


Chiffon is a soft, transparent and sheer material without any sheen. Used in layers and overlays, chiffon can be called the lightest wedding dress material. The weightless material guarantees a flowy and flouncy bridal gown or gowns in drape style. Largely available in simple styles, like  prom and evening dresses, Chiffon wedding dresses are generally perfect for destination weddings in warm weather. Read these tips on How to choose a western dress for your pre-wedding photo shoot

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Photo: Natasha Dalal


Organza is a versatile fabric that looks similar to chiffon but is stiffer and has an amazing flow than tulle. Structured and works so well with many other fabrics, it’s especially great for overlay embellishments, such as trails, full skirts, and wedding veils.  There are other structured fabrics like Mikado, which are luminous and perfect. Don’t forget to be clicked by Lensight Photography on your wedding day.


Tulle is a net-like, light as air, fabric. Often confused with net fabric, it is mostly used for wedding veils (as it is lightweight). Available in various types like silk tulle and illusion tulle, it can be used for different styles. Tulle makes the best ballerina style wedding gown. You can mix it with the lace detailing to get the very pretty look effect. To get a more structured look, ruching it is the best option where it is plaited, quilted in the places of collars or cuffs.

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Lace is an open weave fabric that gives an adorning touch to the gowns. This fabric is used in sleeves, overlays and as a neckline inset. It’s a fabric covered with open holes, flowers and other elegant details. Chantilly lace with more defined edges, Alencon with net as base and decorative motives, Venise, heavy in texture (for winter weddings), are the trendiest laces for wedding gowns. Get yourself beautified with the dazzling jewellery by Shree Menghraj Bros jewellers.


A fabric full of sheen, it’s one of the oldest and most expensive fabrics especially for wedding. Delicate in looks, actually it’s a durable fabric. A silk wedding gown is suitable for both warm and cold weather. Silk fabric offers a glamorous look in sheath silhouette. Available in various types shantung, silk gazer, silk Mikado are just a few.

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Photo: Lensight Photography


Crepe is a lightweight and stretchy fabric, with grainy and wrinkled surface. It is made of twisted yarns. Brides prefer it for warmer seasons. Though it’s quite delicate in texture, it can still be draped and guarantees an attractive silhouette. Compliment your beautiful dress with the artistic accessories bought from Kunst by Diksha.


A form of silk, satin is considered perfect for structured, draped, ruched and ball gowns. Featuring a smooth finish, satin is suitable for all types of body-line. You can always go for this fabric for your winter wedding as the material is comparatively heavier and more suitable for cool weather conditions. Also read How to buy the wedding dress: Keep 9 things in mind!

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Photo: Natasha Dalal


Charmeuse is a sleek and slinky fabric. The elegant sheen gives a classy look. It looks shiny and glamourous but is less shinier than satin. Charmeuse is considered best for column style dresses. The soft fabric gives you a curvy look and is best for a fit and flattering gown. Have a look at these 6 Types of long sleeves for your Wedding dress


Addition of illusion details, simply adds a touch of glamour in any bridal gown. Net is the best fabric to be used on neckline, back and sleeves to get an illusion detail. Ruffled and layered net skirts with adorned bodice complement any bridal gown.


Velvet is a soft textured, heavyweight fabric with a plain inside and softly felt surface. Velvet comes with a warm appeal and is perfect for winter weddings. Crush velvet is the trendiest for wedding dresses. It makes your dress look rich and royal. It is mandatory to know How to wear your wedding dress at your wedding night

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Photo: Natasha Dalal

Now that you have a good idea about so many wedding dress fabrics, you can anytime design your own too or you can explain your designer what kind of look you are exactly looking for, without getting him and yourself confused. Know How to choose the perfect wedding dress

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Natasha Dalal Bridal gowns
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