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Is taffeta good for wedding dress?

Hello everyone,

I am currently in the process of searching for my dream wedding dress and was wondering if taffeta fabric is a good choice for a wedding dress? I'm still unsure about what type of fabric to choose for my wedding dress and I've heard mixed opinions about taffeta. Some say it's a classic and elegant fabric, while others say it's outdated and too stiff.

I want my wedding dress to be comfortable, lightweight, and easy to move in but I also want it to look beautiful and timeless. I'm worried that taffeta might not be breathable enough and that it might be too heavy to wear on my big day.

So, I'm looking for advice from anyone who has personal experience wearing or designing taffeta wedding dresses. Would you recommend taffeta for a wedding dress? Are there any pros and cons to choosing this fabric? I appreciate any advice or insights you can offer!

Thanks in advance.

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I had a really bad experience with taffeta as my wedding dress fabric, unfortunately. Although it looked amazing, was very glamorous and I fell in love with it immediately, the fabric wasn't that comfortable and breathable. I had my wedding in the summer and I felt very uncomfortable with the stiffness and weight of the fabric. It restricted my movements, which means I wasn't able to dance or enjoy myself as much as I would have loved to.

I also remember that the fabric was quite noisy when it rustled too as I walked down the aisle, which wasn't a good experience for me. So if you're planning to have an intimate wedding celebration, you want to take into consideration that the sound of the fabric can be so loud.

In conclusion, I am not a fan of taffeta for wedding dresses and wouldn't recommend it. However, it is worth noting that everyone's experience may differ and it all depends on your preference, the season, and the design of your dress.



I think taffeta can be a great fabric for a wedding dress if you're looking for a structured, glamorous look. I chose a ballgown style with taffeta fabric for my wedding dress, and I felt like a princess the entire day. The fabric has a beautiful sheen and texture that made my dress stand out from the usual lace and tulle fabrics.

However, as mentioned by the previous user, taffeta can be a little heavier and louder than some other fabrics. So if you're having a summer or outdoor wedding, you should consider a lighter fabric that is breathable and comfortable. My wedding was an indoor winter affair, so I stayed warm in my taffeta dress, and the slight weight of the fabric was perfect for the cold weather.

Another downside of taffeta is its tendency to wrinkle. I had to be careful while sitting or standing to avoid creasing my dress too much. But overall, I was very happy with my taffeta wedding dress and glad I chose it. It's a timeless, classic fabric that will never go out of style.

I hope this helps you with your decision.


I have not personally worn a taffeta wedding dress, but I have seen many brides who wore them, and they looked stunning. So if you're looking for a classic, elegant wedding dress that stands out in photos, taffeta is definitely an option to consider.

However, I have heard that taffeta can be heavy and slightly uncomfortable to wear, as other users have mentioned. It is also prone to wrinkling, so you may need to be careful when seated or during transportation to avoid creases.

One thing I haven't seen mentioned yet is that taffeta can be a bit difficult to alter. If you're planning to have your dress tailored to fit you perfectly, keep in mind that taffeta is not the easiest fabric to work with. It may be more expensive to alter or take longer to make adjustments, which could be a factor to consider if you have a tight timeline or budget.

Overall, I think taffeta can be a great choice for a wedding dress if you're willing to make some trade-offs for the look you desire. But make sure to consider all the factors, including comfort, weight, wrinkling, and alteration costs, before making your final decision.


Hi there,

I wore a taffeta wedding dress on my big day and I absolutely loved it! I found the fabric to be luxurious and elegant, and it added just the right amount of volume and structure to my dress. However, I will say that taffeta can be a bit heavy and slightly stiff, so it may not be the best choice if you're looking for something lightweight and flowy.

On the plus side, taffeta photographs beautifully and it has a timeless quality that will never go out of style. I also found that it held up really well during a long day of dancing and celebrating, and it didn't wrinkle or lose its shape like some other fabrics might.

Overall, I would definitely recommend taffeta for a wedding dress, especially if you're going for a classic, elegant look. Just keep in mind that it may be a bit heavier and stiffer than some other fabrics, so make sure you try on a few different styles to see what feels best for you.

Hope this helps!


Hi there,

I had a mixed experience with taffeta as my wedding dress fabric. On one hand, I loved the way it looked and the elegance it added to my dress. But on the other hand, it wasn't the most comfortable fabric for me. I found it to be a bit heavy and stiff, which made it difficult to move around in and dance in especially when it came to having fun on the dance floor.

I also noticed that the fabric didn't breathe very well and I got quite hot and sweaty underneath it, especially in the summer months. It was not a pleasant experience to be all sweaty on my big day, and I wish I had chosen a fabric that was more lightweight and breathable.

So, overall, I would recommend taffeta as a wedding dress fabric only if you're willing to compromise some comfort for the elegant and structured look you're going for. But if comfort is a top priority for you, I would suggest going with something more lightweight and breathable like chiffon or organza.

I hope this helps you make the right decision for your special day!

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