This heavy jacquardwoven fabric usually contains metallic threads to create texture and patterns.
A light, rich fabric that drapes well and has a glossy sheen. It can be made from both silk and synthetic fibres.
Chiffon is a delicate, transparent fabric made from either silk or rayon.
Made of a light silk or rayon, crepe is a gauzy, crinkled fabric ideal for soft silhouettes.
Like brocade, damask has designs woven into the fabric but is a lighter option.
This blend of silk and rayon is a more affordable option than pure silk or satin.
This shimmering, crisp fabric is created by weaving two rough silk threads of different colours together.
A delicate fabric that brings texture to the bridal gown. French Chantilly lace sits at the top of the range and is more expensive as it’s completely handmade. Guipure lace is typically used for bodices and sleeves.
A sheer silk or synthetic material that’s stiff, but less coarse than tulle.
This synthetic fibre can be woven into most fabrics which will lower the cost.
A smooth, manufactured fabric that has a similar look and feel to silk, but is more affordable.
Satin is a densely woven silk with a pearlescent sheen on one side for a smooth, slinky feel.
This heavy fabric is made from silk, cotton or synthetic fibres and feels slightly rough to the touch.
A soft, natural fibre, silk is one of the most expensive fabrics. Its threads are also used to create other fabrics such as satin, shantung, chiffon and organza.
This crisp, smooth fabric is made from silk or synthetic fibres and suits a more structured gown.
Tulle is often associated with ballerinas’ tutus – the netting is made from starched silk, nylon or rayon.