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The fabric of your wedding dress is more important than you may think. It determines the cost and comfort level, and it can completely change how the silhouette looks. For example, thicker fabric is great for a winter wedding, but it might weigh you down if you have an outdoor wedding during the summer.

Satin Wedding Gown

Satin Wedding Dresses

Satin, usually of silk, is a classic and romantic choice, typically found on A-line, mermaid and trumpet gowns. This smooth, glossy fabric is on the heavy side, but can still be flowy at your feet and train. It is appropriate for most wedding styles but has a formal feel.

Taffeta Wedding Gown

Taffeta Wedding Dresses

Taffeta, which has a crisp, regal feel, is a great way to get a traditional look for a summer wedding because it’s lightweight even though it looks heavy.

tulle wedding dress

Tulle Wedding Dresses

Tulle, the same fabric that tutus are made from, can be a very important aspect of a wedding dress, especially in ball gowns. The full skirt of these dresses is often made of this lightweight, stiff netting that holds its shape to create volume. This is a popular fabric for bridal veils as well.

Organza Wedding Dress

Organza Wedding Dresses

For the bride that wants a full ball gown or a mermaid skirt with a lot of volume, organza is your go-to. This sheer fabric holds its shape a little more than chiffon will, creating a fuller look while maintaining its sheer look.

Chiffon Wedding Dress

Chiffon Wedding Dress

This light and airy fabric is typically found on the sheer, flowy skirts of wedding gowns or on the top as an outer layer. It has a whimsical feel and is found in many styles of dresses — most typically A-line, empire waist, sheath and trumpet.