silk wedding dresses

A Guide to Choosing the Right Silk Wedding Dress

Luxurious, classic and timeless. These are only three words we would use to describe silk wedding dresses. From iconic silk satin to dreamy silk chiffon, there are quite a few varieties of silk you can choose for your wedding dress! Keep reading to learn more about this opulent fabric and how you can choose the right silk wedding dress for your big day!  

What is a Silk Wedding Dress? 

Silk is a beautiful fabric choice for wedding dresses! This smooth fiber is made from silkworm cocoons. Fabrics made from silk typically have a sheen, but their stiffness ranges from flowy to more structured. Silk wedding gowns have a reputation for being elegant, sophisticated and luxurious, making them popular styles for brides. 

What are the Different Wedding Dress Fabrics, and why is Silk a Good Option? 

There are truly so many wedding dress fabrics, from classic satin and lace to ethereal organza and chiffon. Before you start your dress shopping, here is our guide on ”Everything Brides Need to Know About Wedding Dress Fabrics,” including some helpful information about silk. 

Silk has been used in human history for over 5,000 years! The most important thing to remember when shopping for a silk wedding dress is that all silk fabrics are NOT created equal. There are various grades of silk fabric, and the higher the grade, the better the quality of the fabric.  

Many fabrics are made from silk fibers or a blend of silk and another fiber, so if a silk bridal gown is your dream, you’re in luck because the options are truly endless! Here are some reasons why our True Crew believes silk wedding dresses are a great option for True Brides: 

  • Silk is so versatile! Fabrics that can be made with silk include Charmeuse, chiffon, Mikado, Duchesse satin, Dupioni, tulle, lace, taffeta and more. So, whether you want a structured gown in silk or an ethereal beauty, a winter wedding dress or a super light summer sheath, you’ll be able to find it in a variation of silk. 
  • Silk wedding dresses are timeless! You’ll look back years from now, and your gown will still be in style. No dress regret here! 
  • Silk wedding gowns come in a variety of price points. A gown that is 100% silk can be pricey, but if you opt for a blended fabric, you will still get that luxurious feel without breaking the bank! 
  • The best part about silk? It’s super soft, which makes it comfortable to wear all day long — even after dancing the night away! 
  • Silk wedding dresses can be ultra-flattering when combined with details like draping that contour the body. Even a heavier fabric like silk Duchesse satin can flatter the figure when used to create a striking A-line gown with a draped bodice that accentuates the natural waist. 

What Styles of Dresses are Normally Silk? 

If you’re looking for a dress that will make an unforgettable impression, look no further than silk. Because of silk’s versatility, you’ll find all of your favorite silhouettes in this sumptuous fabric—from A-lines and mermaid dresses to bohemian styles! A silk satin ballgown will always be a beautiful choice for the regal bride, while slinky silk sheaths are super on trend for the minimalist bride! 

How Should a Silk Wedding Dress Fit my Body? 

Silk is a luxurious fabric that drapes beautifully and creates the perfect finishing touch for your special day. An important factor to keep in mind when shopping for a silk wedding dress is the weight of the fabric. Heavier-weight fabrics will usually drape better and hold their shape better than lighter-weight fabrics.  

The first step to finding a flawless fit for your silk wedding dress is finding one that suits your style. All silhouettes have their own unique qualities, so when it comes down to choosing your gown, pick a style that feels right for you. Silk wedding dresses of the fitted variety should skim the body without pulling across the hips or bust. Remember, if your gown is too big, an experienced seamstress can take it in, so it fits your body beautifully!  

Silk Wedding Dresses 

Whether you choose a simple and classic silk dress or go for something more daring and out-of-the-box, you’re sure to find a bridal gown that you’ll love wearing on your big day at True Society. It’s time to look at some of our True Crew’s favorite silk wedding dress styles! 

Long Sleeve Silk Wedding Dress 

Calling all minimalist-chic brides! Long sleeve silk wedding gowns are sophisticated, sleek and sexy, and Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1155 is proof! Stunning silk satin and soft crepe lining work together to create this vintage-inspired masterpiece. A V-neckline adds a touch of sexiness, while the slight puff at the sleeve is a nod to bridal fashions of decades past but with a modern twist.  

The wrist cuff is adorned with delicate fabric-covered buttons, and the open back is completed with a sweet bow at the neck for a flirty finish. The skirt effortlessly flows into a delicate train, completing this 1930s wedding dress with a flourish. 

Ivory Silk Wedding Dress 

Martina Liana Style 1486 is an exquisite blend of modern and elegant couture design. A modernized sweetheart neckline gives a contemporary look to a romantic classic. The soft pleating and asymmetrical bodice offer an effortless look to this impeccably tailored gown, made even more glamorous by the detachable off-the-shoulder straps. This chic fit-and-flare silhouette is accentuated by sophisticated contour seaming and a sleek choice of luxurious fabrics in Matte Mikado or Silk Zibeline.  

Silk does not lend itself to pure white wedding gowns as it naturally has a pearly white color, but the Silk Zibeline is available in Silk Ivory and Silk Natural, both of which bring a slight warmth that is beautiful on every bride! For the bride who dreams of traditional wedding dresses and wants a pure white dress, the Matte Mikado is the ideal choice. To learn more about ivory and white wedding dresses and which color would be best for you, check out our post about Ivory vs. White Wedding Dresses.  

Simple Silk Wedding Dress 

Simple wedding dresses are all the rage for 2023 and are absolutely stunning when designed in sumptuous silk! From floral Silk Jacquard and stunning Silk Zibeline to luxurious Matte Mikado, Martina Liana Style 1504 offers a flattering A-line silhouette that makes a dramatic fashion statement no matter which fabric you choose. 

The modern straps taper at the shoulder, descending into a flattering plunging neckline and an elegant V-shaped back. The impeccable contour seaming of the bust meets a wide waistband that elongates the body and cinches the waist. An opulent A-line skirt in silk features discreet pockets and fabric-covered buttons along the back for a timeless look.  

Silk Slip Wedding Dress 

Modern brides have been saying “I do” to silk slip wedding dresses, and this popular style isn’t going anywhere for 2023. For the modern bride looking for a statement that says more with less, meet All Who Wander sloan gown. This take on the ever-coveted slip dress is equally as effortless as it is refined, with a casual fit throughout the sheath silhouette of Sandwashed silk satin. The light texture of the fabric is raw, real and unfiltered — just like your wedding day style. The basic neckline and thin straps play up the super low V-back, while minimal construction in the bust creates that authentic negligee-inspired look and feel. 

Silk Wedding Dress with Lace 

For an ultra-classic bridal look and the best of both worlds, why not try a silk and lace wedding dress? Simple and elegant, Martina Liana Style 1467’s classic A-line silhouette is modernized by a textured floral organza lace throughout for that chic, timeless bridal look. Sleek spaghetti straps meet a deep V-neckline for a sexy touch. The squared, lightly dipped back features a row of fabric-covered buttons that adorns the back bodice to the edge of the train. 

A chic Silk Zibeline bow belt can be added to accentuate the waist, and the A-line skirt with discreet pockets effortlessly flows into a cascading train for a simple and easy wedding look that adds a modern twist on tradition. This gown is also available in plus sizes! 

Silk Wedding Dress with Statement Skirt 

Silk wedding dresses are anything but boring! Martina Liana Style 1465 makes a statement for the bride who wants to wow on their big day! The modern and chic strapless bodice features an angular construction: a sophisticated and contemporary update to the classic sweetheart neckline.  

Detachable Silk Zibeline spaghetti straps add a demure and elegant detail without distracting from the simple luxe aesthetic. From the impeccably tailored bodice, sheer textured layers cascade in voluminous tiers, finishing with a horsehair trim that adds a majestic drama to this exquisite dress. This wedding dress is also available in plus sizes. 

How Do I Style a Silk Wedding Dress? 

Silk wedding gowns make beautiful canvases for accessories! You can go simple with understated jewelry and a classic veil or add a statement earring for a fun bridal look. Pearl jewelry and pearl-embellished veils are on-trend and are a beautiful choice for the fashion-forward bride. The options are truly endless!  

Are you saying “I do” to silk? Once you’re ready to begin shopping, you can find a store near you, book an appointment and let our True Crew help you pick the silk wedding dress of your dreams! Availability varies by store. 

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