The Best Types of Fabric For Your Custom Dress

The Best Types of Fabrics to Use on Your Dress

When we think of a dress for one of our planned events, one of the most important things that we should direct our attention to is the type of fabric to use. Yes, the design is important but the choice of fabric is equally important to ensure that you can wear the dress comfortably. This is also one of the reasons why women seek the help of a personal tailor: to achieve the desired design and, at the same time, match it with the most suitable fabric. Lucky for those who are here in Michigan, Crown Custom Clothing is here for this sole purpose.

If you are still undecided on the fabric to use for your dress, let us help you figure out which fits the design and the event best.

Here are some of the fabrics that you may want to consider:

  1.  SATIN 
Woman wearing a yellow satin dress
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This type of fabric may be considered as the favorite material to be used in most dresses – especially in evening dresses. Because of its glossy feature and smooth finish, it is always preferred by many to use on structured gowns. Since it is a supportive fabric, it will work well with any body type and is always used on a ball gown, draped, and ruched styles. If the occasion that you plan to go to will be held during the evening or at a place with a cool climate, then the fabric is your choice since it is a thicker kind of fabric.

  1. VELVET 
Woman wearing a silver velvet dress
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If you are planning to go to an event with sophisticated themes, then a dress made with velvet fabric will serve you well. We all love the drama that this fabric may bring about to our dress. With the use of this fiber, your dress would have a certain contoured illusion that is perfect to accentuate the curves and depths of your body. Yes, the most intriguing thing that this type of fabric does is the stunning visual image of the wearer who would look as if she just came out straight from a sexy, vampire movie.

Woman wearing a charmeuse dress
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If you are aiming for a Greek goddess look, you may prefer to use this type of fabric for your dress. Charmeuse is a light fabric that has a gorgeous drape and a lustrous sheen. One used on a dress, it will give an illusion of a smooth-flowing, liquid effect. It is very durable yet breathable and is usually worn in events in a garden setting or even at weddings. It is often used on column dresses to enhance the visual height of the wearer.

Woman wearing a grey chiffon dress holding a flower
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This is a type of fabric that is characterized as delicate, lightweight, lightly-textured, and sheer with a very flowy appearance. Although it is not used as the main material in making a dress, it is used as a finish or an overlay for many different dress designs. When used on a dress it would often cause a floaty, weightless, and airy look. On the other hand, if this is the type of material that is used as the main material for the dress, it is often made in layers to create a volumed effect – especially on the skirt of the dress.

  1. LACE 
Woman wearing a white lace dress
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This type of fabric may be the last on our list but it is surely maintaining its spot among the most preferred fabrics on a dress. Whenever it is used to finish a dress, it would always add grace and elegance to the whole look. As conventional fashion designing continues to evolve, the lace is no longer a material used to finish up a dress. Nowadays,some gowns and dresses are made with lace as the main fabric material. Usually, it is done in a skin-tight fitting from the waist-up and even on the arms and sleeves then it is finished off with a smooth flowing skirt. In whichever manner the fabric is used – whether as the main material or as a finishing fabric – it will surely add a whole lot of elegance to the dress.

These are just a few of the best types of fabric that you can use to make your dress. If you are good at making your dress, then you can use this article as a guide; however, if you have no experience in tailoring, it is still best to consult a professional tailor and have them create the dress for you. If you choose to opt for the latter, then there is no mistaking that Crown Custom Clothing is your go-to place – especially if you are here in Michigan. We would love to hear your dress ideas and help you turn that idea into a reality.