When you ask wedding experts for their recommendations on bridesmaid dresses, you are likely to find that they believe satin is one of the best materials. Not only is satin considered an elegant fabric, but it also is available in a variety of shades and styles. But what kind of satin bridesmaid dresses are the best? And how can you identify high-quality satin? Let’s take a closer look.
The Best Material for Your Wedding: Why Satin?
The reason satin has become more and more popular in recent years is because it has a variety of positive qualities that make it a fantastic choice for your bridal gown or bridesmaid dress. There is no need to look for this information on your own, as we have completed the research for you. Take a look at our quick guide to satin bridesmaid dresses, why they are popular and what to look for when purchasing them.
Satin Has A Unique Finish
Satin is a material that is created by weaving threads together so that they mix. the process of this is known as warp and weft and leads to the fabric having two clear sides. One side, which usually faces out on garments has a shiny finish that shines softly in the light. The other side is slightly duller and is usually worn against the skin. As the material shines in the light, it is often used for special occasion dresses including weddings for both brides and bridesmaid gowns. How much the fabric shines is down to the quality and the shade of the material. Quality material will have a beautiful soft sheen without looking too stark and artificial. Chicsew’s range of satin dresses is beautifully made with soft satin for that ultimate subtle glow.
Satin Moves Easily
As well as having a great appearance, satin is also a fabric that has some stretch to it. This is due to the concentration of fibers within the fabric, allowing it to be strong yet supple. This makes it the perfect material for occasion dresses where there will be movement and dancing as the fabric is less likely to test when it is stretched slightly due to moving around. On top of this, the stretch within the fabric allows it to be sewn in a number of different ways – meaning it can be wrapped over the body to suit all types of silhouette. That is why Chicsew have so many different satin bridesmaid dress styles – over 100 to be precise so that every woman can find her perfect design. In fact, some of our best selling dresses are our plus size burnt orange satin bridesmaid dresses – which fit up to a plus size 30 in this slimming and elegant shade.
Satin Is Strong
As mentioned before, satin is a blend of fibres, and the concentration of these fibers is high, meaning that the fabric is stronger compared to other materials. This is also to do with the length of the filaments in the fabric. A stronger fabric means that your bridesmaid dresses are less likely to rip on your special day – giving you peace of mind as other fabrics used for weddings such as lace can be delicate. As your bridesmaids will be moving around a lot during the day, a stronger fabric is best. At Chicsew, our satin dresses are double lined in order to ensure extra strength and structure to all of our dresses – a clear sign of high-quality fabric and workmanship.
Satin Is Less Likely To Wrinkle
High-quality satin is not as likely to wrinkle as other common bridesmaid dress fabrics, meaning that the dresses will keep their shape well and look good in all your photos throughout the day. High-quality satin dresses are lined, like the Chicsew dresses and hold their shape in a number of different dress designs. Any fabric will develop some wrinkles over time, however, satin is less likely to wrinkle and the wrinkles will not occur as quickly as they would on other fabrics.
Take the Chicsew Darlene dress for example – made from a high-quality thick satin, and fully lined, this dress is sure to look good in photos all night long. The dress is extremely structured, and holds its shape well, meaning it is perfect for elegant photos and breaking it down on the dancefloor. Long terracotta satin bridesmaid dresses are our favourite out of the shade and style selection and a perfect tone for all seasons.
Satin Can Be Dressed Up
Your different bridesmaids will each have their own individual style, and satin is a great elegant material that looks great when altered by adding jewelry, embellishments or beads. This is because a high-quality satin is strong enough to support the weight of embellishments, and has enough of a sheen to not be overpowered by them. Satin will not stretch dramatically if it is weighed down, meaning that adding extra accents should be straightforward if the fabric is well manufactured. Chicsew has a number of bridesmaid dresses that are fully lined offering more structure and quality in their garments. This also means that any accents will not rub against the skin, and the fabric can easily hold extra weight. Take the Chicsew Lauren dress, for example, this long royal blue satin dress is fully lined and includes some intricate beading and delicate applique that is well designed and structured. The royal blue shade contrasts beautifully with the light embellishment and is one of the most popular shades.
The Take Away
Satin is an excellent fabric for bridesmaid dresses but choosing the right satin is important to ensure your bridesmaid dresses are of the highest quality. Ensure that the satin dresses that you select are lined, weighty and well finished such as the designs on Chicsew.com so that your bridesmaids look picture perfect on your special day. It is also recommended that you get custom sizing on your bridesmaid dresses to ensure the best fit – something that Chicsew offers at no extra cost.