tulle for a wedding dress

“What if I want to be a princess”, or how to choose tulle for a wedding dress?

I am not afraid of transparent dresses. When I’m inside, they are not that transparent anymore.

(Yanina Ipohorskaya)

Puffy dresses, like those of Disney princesses or bold translucent gowns that reveal the attractiveness of the bride’s figure … Which one would you prefer? It does not actually matter, as whatever kind of tulle you might choose, it will easily make your dream come true.

This material can be called universal. For example, for sewing tight-fitting silhouettes soft elastic tulle is used, for ruffles on the petticoats and skirts the choice turns next to stiff tulle, and for making puffy dresses and wedding veils cloths of medium stiffness are chosen.

Tulle for a wedding dress: features

As we have highlighted it above, tulle can be of different kinds. And yet, it is worth going into the details of the features of the tulle presented in the catalog of the Wedding Style online store.

We can classify all kinds of tulles according to certain criteria: stiffness and flexibility. Selection of the tulle type will depend on the dress design that you plan to have sewn for you

  • The stiffness of tulle is determined by cells size and threads thickness. The fabrics of the greatest stiffness are used to make frame elements of a dress. For example, using the nets FN059A (N59A), N82, N147, FN116 and FN117  you can add volume to a wedding dress without a petticoat. Besides, these tulles will provide a good solution if you want loose-fitting ruffles and you intend to slightly vary the classic silhouette
  • Medium Stiff tulles still remain the most commonly used fabrics for making airy wedding or evening gowns. Skirts (volumе or straight), sleeves, corset, veil or cape – all of them can be made using solely one type of tulle. On the whole, this type of tulle has average flexibility. The cloth stretches slightly and holds its shape well. But it is important to remember that tulle is a thin material. That is why, in order to get the right volume for your festive outfit, you might need a large amount of fabric. Specifically, a floor-length dress can take up to 50 meters or even more.

Having been inspired by designers’ ideas, you can create your own unique dress. Such tulles as FN040, FN113, FN129, N53, N39A-F, FN057S, N57A, N16(-1) and N99 will become your faithful assistants in implementing your creative thoughts.

  • Soft tulle is often used as the basis for creating your own unique pattern. It does not deform in the course of the sewing process and is flexible when it comes to drapery creation. By rearranging motifs on tulle or combining the latter with embroidered laces or other fabrics, the designer can create completely different outfits that will satisfy the most finicky brides. A wedding dress made of tulle will add sensitivity and seductiveness to the image, as the fabric stretches well; what is more, it gracefully fits the bride’s silhouette. In addition, soft tulle is often used to get a naked body effect. Soft tulle looks light and airy. Skirts made of this material appear to be floating in the air. One has only to have a look at the dresses by Daria Karlozi, Lihi Hod and Milla Nova to start searching for soft elastic tulle in a trice. From the range of elastic tulles you can choose among FN109, FN130, FN441, N16-1-S, N44, N70, N71, N94 and N110.

Unusual looks with soft tulle

Besides, Wedding Style website presents several soft tulles, such as FN137 and FN132, which are almost non-stretchy. However, due to their softness and original pattern, they allow you to create unusual images. For example, you can emphasize the corset of your wedding dress, following the example of the American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.

Apart from the other soft elastic tulles, it is worth paying attention to the latest tulle gaufre (item number P23-N56A). This kind of fabric allows you to create puffy outfits using less material. In addition, tulle gaufre looks impressive on trendy volume sleeves.

It is also important to remember that the fabric is made of nylon threads, therefore, depending on the stiffness, tulle for a wedding dress may feel slightly prickly. In such cases, it is necessary to make use of lining (link on the site) during the sewing process. In general, tulle is a thin but rather practicable material: it is difficult to crease tulle, it can withstand heavy embroidery and it is easy to work with.

In 2020, the designers gave free rein to all the brides’ secret wishes. They created short puffy dresses, layered skirts, voluminous sleeves, half-translucent gowns and even cape instead of veil. Your feelings matter above all else, and our Wedding Style team will help you a bit to make your dreams come true and create a wedding fairy tale together with you.