Wedding Dress Guide: Types of Fabric for your Dress

Wedding Dress Guide: Types of Fabric for your Dress

It’s important to know that fabrics can create the perfect structure and silhouette for your wedding gown, as well as, affecting its draping and movement. When paired with the right color and embellishments, you can make your fairytale dream gown into a reality. Below are some of the most popular fabrics used in wedding dresses.


No matter what the season - Tulle is one of the most popular fabrics for wedding dresses. A classic princess-material commonly seen in ball gowns and A-line silhouettes. It’s an airy, gauzy netting that is layered to create volume made with either nylon, silk, rayon or polyester. Often seen in the skirt of the gown with lace, beading, on its own or worn underneath to create fullness.

This fabric is perfect for brides who dream of walking down the aisle with a sweet aesthetic. Surely it will be as dreamy as you imagined it.


Organza is less stiff and is delicate compared to tulle. It’s a light weight material that provides structure with ease of movement. Often embroidered, layered, or combined with other fabrics like lace, tulle and satin.

Organza is more flowy as compared to tulle, frequently seen in ball gown silhouettes. It’s perfect for all the wedding twirling and dancing!


Silk is one of the fabrics that is naturally made and its appearance can change depending on its weaving pattern which can make dresses structured or light as air.

One thing for sure though, is that silk drapes ever so beautifully with a little sheen. We recommend this with sheath, A-line or trumpet silhouettes.


One of the most used fabrics for wedding dresses is lace. It has various types like macrame, alencon and chantilly to name a few. When used as your dress’ main material, it can give the perfect romantic vibe where as adding it as touches can make it regal.

Mermaid or Trumpet silhouettes work well with laces though it is not limited there. Add some sparkly beading or accessories and grace your wedding with your wide-eyed guests.


Crepe is a silk-blend fabric that hugs the body comfortably making it popular with sheath and trumpet silhouettes. This fabric is perfect on its own-- clean, crisp and sleek. It’s also easy to alter according to your taste. Minimalist gowns are often seen using this as more modern brides are looking into chic and comfortable dress.


Want a little shine in your dress? Contrary to what some brides know, satin is actually a finish. That’s why there are different “kinds” of satin like silk satin, charmeuse satin, crepe back and so on.

You can have a satin finish with different kinds of fabric like silk, polyester, nylon or a blend-- offering you a sophisticated look with its gloss, soft touch and seamless draping. It’s almost used with any type of silhouette but ideal for A-lines, sheath and ball gowns.


Chiffon fabric screams ethereal! It’s a light woven fabric with sheerness that falls gently on the body. It’s thin enough to keep you cool especially in warm weather and beach weddings. It can be used in gowns as main fabric or as layers both over and under the skirt. Chiffon wedding dresses is the perfect dress to dance with your partner at your destination wedding or outdoor party.


Tafetta is also great with giving volume to your gown as it has great shape retaining quality despite being thin. It can be ideal for brides who are looking into ball gowns and A-line silhouettes for their dresses. Commonly composed of silk, rayon or polyester— it’s lustrous and breathable. It’s one of the most luxurious fabrics used in wedding dresses.

Pick Your Choice of Fabric for Your Wedding Gown

Pick your choice of Fabric for your Wedding Gown!

We hope you learn new ideas and guide in picking the right fabric for your dream Wedding Dress!