Your Guide to Bridesmaid Dress Fabrics

If you’re having trouble deciding on your bridesmaid dress fabric, this post defines popular fabric choices and the best seasons to use them.

This is one of the most popular fabrics for bridesmaids’ dresses because it works with a number of dress silhouettes, and it also creates a romantic, ethereal look as your ‘maids are walking down the aisle.


If you’re planning to ask your bridesmaids to wear structured gowns, don’t miss out on crepe. This fabric tends to have a “crinkly” look to it (similar to paper), but it’s lighter weight than its satin counterpart.



Similar to chiffon, jersey also creates a romantic look and feel because it moves easily. But if you’re thinking your bridesmaids will look like they’re wearing a t-shirt down the aisle, think again!


Lace is one of the most vintage fabrics, and it can offer a more formal feel in a pinch! The other fun thing about lace is if you change the fit and silhouette of a bridesmaid’s dress but keep the lace fabric, it can take on an entirely different feel.


The fabric is slightly similar to silk in that it often has a sheen to it, but it’s also quite a bit heavier. Satin dresses offer more structures than their chiffon or jersey counterparts. But, because it’s heavier, it’s not the best choice for summer soirees.


Trends always come back around, and the ‘90s are back in a big way. That means silk gowns are trendy right now! Most often, silk has a very light and smooth texture to it, which makes it ideal for romantic weddings.

Tulle drapes beautifully, and like other options on our list, it has a romantic look and feel. Plus, you can style it for any type of wedding style, whether you’re planning a black-tie celebration or rustic barn fete.


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