There are so many different fabrics and finishes to choose from when it comes to wedding dress.

And often, fabrics and finishes are used together to create amazing and stunning wedding gowns.

But have you ever touched a wedding dress and found you LOVED the fabric or finish so much you wanted to make sure that you found a gown that had those same characteristics?

lace wedding gown

We thought we would help brides understand the top common fabrics and finishes that are used in wedding dresses so they feel well-prepared to find the dress of their dreams!

Number one: Satin

Satin isn’t a fabric as it’s a finish applied to fabrics. This finish can be applied to any fabric (such as silk, polyester, or a blend).

Satin is very durable and withstands a lot of beating up so it makes sense that most wedding dress fabrics are finished this way. Most bridal satin is 100% silk. This means that the fabric is incredible but carries a higher price point (as it should!)

Number two: Chiffon

Chiffon is very shear and lightweight and can make for some gorgeous, etherial wedding gowns. It’s so shear that often times you’ll find it place over additional fabrics so the dress doesn’t become see-through. Layers of chiffon are easy to stack to give off more flow-y and godess-y looks without adding a lot of weight.

chiffon off shoulder wedding gown

Number three: Lace

This is by far our favorite fabric out there. We know that dresses without lace can be just as gorgeous, but we love how personalized and stunning lace can look in a variety of different ways. Lace can be incorporated as much or as little as you’d like.

We have dresses that have lace around the bust, lace all over the top of the dress, cascading down the train, and dresses with lace all over.

lace applique wedding dress

Lace is so personalized and really varies depending on the designer, fabric, and style.

Lace is so elegant and a surefire way to have guests talking about your gown long after your wedding is over.

Number four: Voile

Voile isn’t fully transparent, but you’ll want to make sure you get the right undergarments to wear under this fabric. This fabric is usually made out of silk or polyester. This is a great lightweight fabric for those brides getting married in the summer.

It’s better suited for more casual affairs as the fabric itself appears a bit more casual, but the right accessories could elevate this look to be perfect for your event!

Deciding what fabric and finish works best for you should not be difficult.

Taking the time to educate yourself about some of the different fabrics and finishes will help make your decision easier for you.

lace wedding dress

We’d love to help you see different styles, fabrics, finishes, and dresses to help you choose the best dress for you. With years of tailoring experience, we can help you decide what works best for you.