Satin
  • Duchess - Silk
    • A luxurious satin with a richness all its own, has a sheen but not shine, heavy weight, but supple...considered the ultimate in bridal fabric.
  • Silk
    • Same finish as Duchess, but much more lightweight.
  • Duchess - Polyester
    • Closely resembles the quality of silk Duchess, has same matte finish, and supple quality. Also known as "Italian satin". Less tendency to wrinkle than silk. Extremely close in appearance to silk.
  • Polyester
    • Comes in many weights, and qualities. Very high shine, supple, and wrinkle resistant. Softer than Duchess or Acetate satin, makes a more flowing look.
  • Acetate
    • Traditionally the fabric used in most wedding dresses in years past, and maintaining popularity today. As in polyester, it comes in many weights and qualities. Very high shine, and tends to wrinkle easily. Has more body than polyester satin.
  • Charmeuse
    • A soft, drapey, clingy fabric with a shiny face and a dull back usually of silk or polyester. Also comes permanently pleated in accordion-type pleats.