Often, we are always talking about how beautiful a wedding gown is! You can’t deny that wedding gown designs are forms of art and are designed for one purpose:
To transform any ordinary lady into the most beautiful, radiant and confident lady in the room.
But behind every wedding gown designs, lies a series of steps. And it all boils down to the fabrics & materials used!
Why? Well, think of the fabrics & materials as ingredients, and a wedding gown as a magnificent piece of chocolate cake. In order to create that luscious cake that melts in your mouth, you need to use top tier chocolates and mix it well with the flower. One wrong step, and you might have a cake that is as hard as a rock.
Okay we digress a little, but you get the point!
Every material is unique but they can only make beautiful dresses if used the right way! In this article, we are revealing how the fabrics come together to complete a wedding gown design!
1. Knowing The Style Of Wedding Gown Designs You Want To Go For.
Undoubtedly, the first step of every beautiful wedding gown is the most important of all. After all, it represents the conceptualisation of the wedding gown. From getting inspirations, to creating your concept and translating them into multiple sketches, this would determine the fabrics that you need for your design!
Plus, with a concrete idea in mind, it would be much easier to narrow down to the fabrics you need. If you are going for a clean look with minimal details, then you can simply stock up on duchess satin in the shade that you prefer! On the other hand, if you want to bring out the beauty of flowers in a design, then you might need to purchase assorted embroideries that work seamlessly together.
The last thing you want is to feel like a deer in the headlights, not knowing what to purchase and making do with what you have bought.
2. Finding The Right Wedding Gown Fabric For Your Base Of Your Design.
With the concept in mind, the next step is to create the base of your wedding gown. This is one of the most important steps because it can accentuates one’s figure.
For example, if you want to flaunt your curves in the mermaid cut, then you would need a fabric that is sturdy and thick. That way, it won’t hug onto your frame and result in unsightly bulges.
Most wedding gowns come with a duchess satin lining.With its sturdy texture, you will be able to see how it lends the overall structure of the wedding gown. With its opacity, you will definitely not expose more than you should! Modesty is highly prized, don’t you think?
If you are looking for sensual look that is slightly sheer, then you can opt for a tulle or organza to create your base. In such cases, you would need at least 4 layers for that see through effect without revealing too much of yourself.
Sometimes, there can be a mix of different fabric linings. For example, if you want a sheer bodice and an opaque skirt, then tulle or organza will be used on the top, followed by more opaque lining (think of satin, chiffon and jersey cotton!).
3. Adding Layers On Top Of The Base Of Your Wedding Gown
Most of the time, the wedding gown doesn’t end at the base of the wedding gown! Sometimes, the design has to be layered with other fabrics to achieve a certain look. Layers can help create textures on the wedding gown, creating dimensions to make it look more than just any dress!
For example, if you want the ruching details on the bodice, then you would need layer the base of your wedding gown with tulle. However, in order to hold the ruching details, you might need a sturdier base. This means you would probably need a satin lining to hold the intricate folds, as satin is much more sturdy.
Another thing our wedding gown designers love to do is to play with different fabrics for an added effect. For example, layers of tulle and organza can be added at the tail of the mermaid design to create a stronger silhouette. Not only will it help to highlight one’s womanly curves, but it helps to lifts the entire look!
4. Throwing In The Finer Details For The Finishing Touch On The Wedding Gown Designs
This is the most exciting yet tiring bit of creating the wedding gowns. Adding the beads, lace appliques and gems are the cherry on top of the cake. Without them, everything might look lacklustre. Yikes!
While there are ready made lace appliques with attached beads, most bridal gown designers still do things the traditional ways. That means cutting up floral pieces in different shapes, secure them onto the wedding gown with pins, fixing and re-fixing the placements till it is perfect (to them). After that, they would add the beads on the floral pieces! It is a lot of work involved, but the results are nothing short of perfection.
Well there you have it! These are the 4 steps most bridal gown designers follow religiously. Of course, there will be times when bridal gown designers go back and forth, due to roadblocks or “not feeling quite right” with the overall design.
Rome wasn’t built in a day! So, it would be hard to expect any lesser from wedding gowns.
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