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Best fabrics for making evening dresses
To help you with your mission to create your perfect red carpet dress, we have selected the 7 best fabrics to assist you in your mission. If you are confused by all of the different fabrics available, and are unsure of what the difference is between organza and chiffon, or Georgette and tulle, then we are here to help.
Different fabrics suit different silhouettes and cuts. Remember to consider your fabric very carefully, to ensure that it is the right one for your perfect dress.
Velvet is a gorgeous choice for a red carpet worthy gown. The shine, the depth, the richness, the drama, all make this fabric perfect for a sexy, vampy, feminine dress. Some qualities we love about velvet include:
- A strong and beautiful sheen
- A soft and elegant drape
- A shimmering surface
- Very soft and textured to the touch
- Strong and durable
- Smooth and touchable
Velvet can be woven from silk or synthetic fibres. It has a short, dense pile and is most traditionally used for formal or evening wear, but the fashion industry has fallen in love with this rich fabric, and velvet fabric and clothing is becoming more and more popular.
Our choice – Marbled Velvet
Marbled Velvet is a contemporary take on a classic. This stylish and opulent fabric is soft and luxurious and has a unique pile, which goes in all directions. This creates a “marbled” effect, and allows the fabric to shift and change colours, depending on the light. If you are looking for a velvet with a difference, then try using Marbled Velvet to make your evening dress.
Chiffon is a beauty of a fabric, which is available in several different versions. It can be constructed from silk, cotton, rayon or synthetic fibres. It is a very fine and lightweight fabric, which gives a beautiful drape, making it an ideal choice for red carpet gowns. Some other unique chiffon characteristics include:
- A plain weave
- Made from loose and tightly twisted yarns
- Soft and supple
- Drapes and gathers well
- Fine and transparent
- Generally taut
Silk chiffon fabric is a popular choice for elegant and formal evening wear. Chiffon gets its unique handle from the twisted yarns in its construction. It is a mostly sheer fabric, which needs some practice to work with, thanks to its fine and thin nature. Nevertheless, it is worth it! Dresses made from chiffon look and feel so special and feminine; perfect for standing out at your next do!
Our choice – Paris Chiffon
Paris Chiffon is a soft and silky fabric, which is fine and light. Air passes through easily, making it ideal for formal summer dresses. This chiffon flows beautifully over the body and is slightly less see through than other traditionally transparent fabrics. Create a dress with a flowing skirt, to show off the pure beauty of this fabric.
This lovely fabric is traditionally made with silk, but, it can also be made from synthetic yarns, such as polyester. It is a distinctive fabric, which has characteristics unique to itself, some of these include:
- A crinkly, crepe like texture
- Feels slightly rough and dry
- A bouncy, flowing drape
- Constructed from highly twisted yarns
- Has a tight weave
- Strong and holds up well to wear
Georgette is always a popular choice when it comes to making gowns and evening dresses. It holds up well to embroidery and applications, such as beads and sequins, although these should be kept light and to a minimum, so they don’t pull the fabric out of shape. Thanks to its springy nature, you can have a lot of fun creating flowing, feminine dresses.
Our choice – Poly or Silk Georgette
You can opt for a stunning Poly Georgette or a 100% Real Silk Georgette at Contrado. The poly combines the sheer beauty of a silk Georgette, with the durability and strong colour reproduction of polyester. It is soft, dry and strong, with the lightweight and sheer qualities of the real silk version. The silk Georgette is airy and delicate, and has a wonderful gossamer appearance, thanks to the very thin threads used in its construction.
This woven, flowing fabric is always a popular choice, when it comes to elegant formal wear. With a tightly-woven construction, made from twisted fibres, crepe has a lot of wonderful properties, which makes it a favourite choice for dressmakers:
- A slightly creased/wrinkled appearance
- A grainy, textured surface
- Matte face
- Flexible with a 2-way stretch
- A graceful drape
Crepe is known for its crinkled, or pebbled texture. This effect gives the fabric a lot of character, and, combined with its soft handle and stunning drape, crepe is a much loved fabric in the fashion world. Crepe is also easy to shape and work with, so when it comes to making your own dress, crepe is a great fabric to get started with.
Our choice – French Crepe Light
A double knit, custom crepe, which is constructed from highly spun yarns, French Crepe Light will give your dress a breathtaking drape and finish. It has a soft and silky handle, and, despite being quite lightweight, it holds shape well and has body. We love French Crepe for dressmaking, because it has a good 2-way stretch, so it is flattering and forgiving.
Satin is one of the most popular choices when it comes to formal evening wear. And it isn’t difficult to see why! This chic and opulent fabric has a wonderfully shiny face, which adds depth, movement and drama. Some other notable characteristics of satin include:
- A sleek and glossy face
- Woven fabric with a very specific weave
- Can be made from silk, cotton, wool, and synthetics
- Typically has a dull back
- Highly lustrous
- Used for fashion, furnishings, bedding and upholstery
Characterised by the specific satin weave – 4 or more fill or weft yearns, floating over a warp yarn or vice versa, 4 warp yarns floating over a single weft yarn – satin is instantly recognisable thanks to its glossy face and matt back. The light reflects, due to the floating yarns, and this lustrous appearance makes it ideal for red carpet worthy gowns. The light will bounce off of the fabric, creating an eye-catching look.
different types of dresses for women
Dresses, dresses everywhere, not a name I know. Have you felt this way, looking at all the different types of dresses available in the stores? There are hundreds of different kinds of dresses – in every style imaginable. Let us check out the most important types of dresses.
1 Aline dress
This dress basically follows the Aline silhouette – ie flowy from the shoulders. It can also have a fitted defined waist but the hem is always flared giving the whole silhouette the shape of a capital letter A.
2 Tent dress
A shapeless tentlike full dress, that hangs loose from the shoulders; it has a baggy silhouette and is usually worn short. The airy billowy dress is a favourite as a summer wear
3 Yoke dress
This is a type of dress with a shaped top portion of the bodice which is separate from the bodice. The yoked dress can have a front yoke or back yoke or both
4 Empire line dress
This is a high waist dress that has a fitting bodice till just under the bust and then a flowy silhouette
5 Shift dress
This is a short sleeveless dress that skims the body without a fitted waist
6 Dirndl dress
This is a european traditional dress originally worn by peasants there;The dress has an apron with lacing on the back or front
7 Sheath dress
A close fitting dress usually ending near the knee. Usually there will be a slit in the back so that you can walk comfortably
8 Low or drop waist dress
This is a loose fitting dress with the skirt seam being somewhere near the hip rather than at the waist length.
9 Tunic dress
This is a loose fitting dress ending near the hips or near the knee , usually with slits on the side seams
10 Princess seam dress
This is a dress with a princess seam down the bodice
11 Blouson dress
This is a dress with a fitted/clinched waist which will cause the top portion to have a billowing effect
12 Shirt waist dress
This kind of dress resembles a shirt in the top portion, with a collar and an open front button placket.
13 Wrap around dress
This is a style of dress with an Asymmetrical closing. This dress usually has one side wrapped over the other side and usually has a tie which closes the front opening
14 Peasant Dress
This is a dress originally worn by the peasants in Europe, with raglan sleeves or very loose sleeves
15 Baby doll dress
A baby doll dress refers to a short sweet dress with a fitted bodice ( at times a bralette) and loose gathered skirt . This is usually is used as a nightgown. A dress with gathers above the waist and long sleeves is also referred as a baby doll dress. Check out the tutorial to make a baby doll dress
16 Body con dress
This refers to a tight fitting body hugging dress made of a stretchy fabric. It usually ends near or above the knee.
17 Cocktail dress
This is a short dressy dress meant for attending semi formal functions.
18 Debutante dress
This is a white gown typically worn by debutantes on their first ball.The white formal full length gown is usually accompanied by white kid gloves
19 Skater dress
This is a dress that has a fitted bodice and a very flared circular skirt. They have an Aline silhouette with a very defined waist
20 Camisole dress
This dress resembles the camisole worn as a slip or nightgown. A camisole dress is a longer version of this and is usually worn over tops
21 Pinafore dress /Jumber dress
This is a collarless, sleeveless low cut dress which is worn over tops / blouses.
22 Granny dress
A granny dress is a loose fitting dress with long sleeves. This dress usually has ruffles or flounces and a high collar
23 Harem dress
This is a full length dress with a flared cut narrowing down to a narrower hem. It is usually made in a flowy fabric
24 Trumpet dress / Mermaid dress
A trumpet dress has a fitted bodice till the knee or just below the knee where it flares to the hem
25 Maxi dress
This is an informal full length / ankle length dress usually made with a flowy fabric
26 Apron dress
Apron dress is a sleeveless dress with a bib and a skirt attached to it just like an apron
27 Sweater dress
A sweater dress is a long sweater that can be worn on its own as a dress. It is usually knee length
28 Swing dress
A swing dress has fitted top portion near the bust and then flaring to a knee or above knee length hem.
29 Tutu dress
Tutu dress is a tutu (gathered skirt made with tulle fabric ) with a bodice attached
30 Sun Dress
A sundress refers to any dress which is casual and suitable for the summer. They are usually made in flowy lightweight breathable fabrics
31 Little Black Dress
This refers to a short dress made in black.Usually this is a fitting dress which is short
32 Coat dress
A coat dress resembles a overcoat with lapels and openings
33 Corset dress
This is a dress that is fitted around the bust using a corset . The corset shapes the body with lacing
34 Balloon Dress
A balloon dress refers to a dress with a hemline turned inwards so that the bottom edge looks like a blown up balloon
35 Bouffant dress
This is a full length gown with lots of ruffles
36 Fit and flare dress
This is a dress which is fitted in the top portion and then flares gradually towards the hem. This effect is usually achieved with panels
37 Handkerchief hem Dress
This type of dresses have an asymmetrical hem which looks as if a handkerchief is held from the middle
38 Gathered dress
This is a dress with a gathered waist
39 Kaftan Dress
Kaftan is a loose fitting dress with billowing side seams; it is sewn as one with bodice and sleeves and usually ends near the ankles or feet. Check out the pattern and sewing tutorial to make a Kaftan
40 Pillowcase dress
This refers to a dress made for kids with fabric from a single pretty printed pillowcase and some fabric straps to tie them to the neck.
41 Slip Dress
A dress which simply looks like a slip you wear inside as an undergarment. A slip dress is usually worn as an overgarment
42 Shirt dress
This is a longer version of the shirt with collar and an opening in the front (full or partial)
43 Ball gown
Ball gown is a formal full skirted gown
44 Party dress
This is a generic name for a dress worn for different kinds of parties. Basically it is an elaborately made dress
45 Off Shoulder Dress
A dress without straps or shoulder joining seams and sleeve caps; the shoulder is laid bare with the sleeves and the bodice cut off at the shoulders. When this kind of dress has a shoulder seam with only the top of the sleeves cut off, it is called a cold shoulder dress
46 One shoulder dress
A dress with straps or shoulder joining seams only on one shoulder; the shoulder is laid bare on one side.
47 Strapless Dress
This refers to a dress without straps holding the dress together at the shoulders. It is a form fitting style of dress
48 Halterneck Dress
A dress that features a halterneck.
49 Draped Dress
A Dress with additional fullness pleated gathered or held to one side or both sides.
50 Xray Dress
This is a see through dress made with sheer/transparent fabrics like lace chiffon organza etc. It is usually worn with a slip underneath or strategically placed fabric lining/ embroidery/fabric patches or body stockings underneath to cover modesty.