Weddings & Bridal Fabrics are big business now a days and people can spend an absolute fortune getting their ideal look. Although traditional styles are still very popular there are more and more people wanting a unique theme for their big day. A massive part of any wedding is of cause the brides dress and the bridesmaids. Choosing the right bridal fabric doesn't have to be a worry, its much simpler than you might think.
Traditional bridal fabrics are satin and silks but now a days people use a multitude of fabrics. A common choice is the chiffon, its popularity is reflected in the size of the ranges we carry here at Calico Laine. Chiffon is a very light weight opaque fabric which can be gathered without creating bulk. These bridal fabrics are all very floaty and lead themselves well to dresses that are very full or have pretty pleats. The chiffon also has a matt finish which skims over any lumps and bumps which some people might want to hide.
Its seems to be increasingly important for bridesmaids to want a more fitted flattering look that is also fashionable. Our stretch satin is a luxurious bridal fabric which is ideal for creating a traditional look with a modern twist. The spandex in the fabric is perfect for achieving a fitted dress which is both stylish and comfortable to wear.
A personal favourite of mine is the micro fibre, this is not a traditional bridal fabric but its heavy draping nature makes it perfect for bridal wear and evening ware alike. The colour range is stunning and the finish makes it look very upmarket. I particularly like this potential bridal fabric because it is easy to work with and it doesn't crease a lot making it ideal for frills or pleats.
Which ever style you're looking to achieve then we'll have an ideal bridal fabric to match. If you're ever unsure about the quality, weight or colour of a particular fabric then be sure to take advantage of our sample service or give a sale team a call. We're always happy to help.[caption id="attachment_4386" align="alignleft" width="300"] White Microfibre Fabric[/caption]