Getting Familiar With The Wedding Dress Lingo

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The world of wedding dresses is an intricate labyrinth of cuts, fabrics, silhouettes and designs that are not known an astounding number of brides-to-be. In order to shop for the right thing, it is important for you to have a basic idea of the wedding dress lingo. So here are explanations of a few things shared by retailers of wedding dresses in Sydney:

Bodice — The upper portion of a bridal gown excluding the sleeves. It is quite similar to a corset, except for the fact that it is meant to be worn visibly. On the other hand, a corset is worn beneath the gown.

Organza — Generally prepared by using synthetic fabrics to blend silk, an organza retains many characteristics of silk — smoothness, sheerness and lightweight. Due to being stiff, it is utilised commonly for making fuller skirts, which are a part of wedding dresses.

Silk Mikado — Since this particular silk blend is quite heavy, it is preferred popularly for winter bridal gowns. Besides that, it also serves as a fantastic component for structured dresses.

Train — The train usually forms the extreme bottom part of a wedding dress, and trails behind the wearer. It comes in a wide variety of options to choose from — fishtail that flares out beneath the knee & beyond, cathedral which begins from the waist, and so on.

Boning — A common part of strapless bridal gowns, this feature prevents the bodice of a dress from drooping.

Bustle — A bustle is normally recommended for a wedding dress with a lengthy train. It helps the bride to walk around freely, without creating a trip hazard for her.

Taffeta — Originally a Persian term meaning ‘twisted woven’, the taffeta is quite similar to an organza, since it is prepared out of silk and also looks like it. However, the feel of a taffeta is much more textured, which is why it’s ideal for ball gown silhouettes.

Illusion Back — A panel made using lace and attached behind the bodice to impart a strikingly attractive appeal.

Crepe — A type of fabric which has a unique grainy or distinctively crimped surface. It is preferred by dress makers for creating beautiful drapery.

Guipure Lace — Handmade lace that features motifs connected via plaits instead of net or mesh.
So next time that you are at a wedding retail shop, trying on different dresses, you won’t feel completely lost when the salesperson uses these words while helping you pick the best gown for yourself

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