Every woman should treat her wedding as the most significant event of her life. The bride should wear the wedding dress as though it were a crown on her head, as this is her first major public appearance as a married woman. That being said, picking out a dress for your wedding is no simple task. Since you will be wearing your wedding dress forever, you should take great care in making your decision.
Wedding dresses are typically made of satin because it is both a beautiful and comfortable fabric. Satin is a luxurious fabric that looks and feels like silk but costs much less and can be used in more ways. Satin can be found in a wide variety of colors and can be easily manipulated into any desired form. Satin wedding dresses are a sure bet because of how luxurious they look and feel in photographs and how soft they are against the skin.
Because satin is so frequently used for bridal gowns, you can expect to find a wide variety of styles to choose from when you go dress shopping.
Long Sleeve Satin Wedding Dress
A bride can’t have too many beautiful things, and this long-sleeve satin wedding dress is one of them. It has a deep V-neck, no sleeves, and a floor-sweeping flared skirt. This dress has a lace applique bodice that is trimmed with beads and fastens in the back with buttons. The front of the skirt features a ruffle design with lace applique at the hem, while the back features an open keyhole cutout with a sheer panel extending from it.
This age-old tradition of wearing a long-sleeved satin wedding gown has endured for centuries. This style of dress is great for women who prefer to cover their upper bodies because of its high neckline. A wide variety of materials can be used to create sleeves of varying lengths and styles. Lace and other trims are frequently used to give them a more refined, ladylike appearance.
Some brides prefer not to walk down the aisle in a strapless dress and instead opt for a more traditional long-sleeved satin number. Additionally, this style of dress is preferred by some brides because it helps conceal any flaws in the upper body that they would prefer not to be on display at the reception.
Satin is commonly used to make long-sleeved wedding dresses because it feels great against the skin and doesn’t restrict the wearer’s mobility like some other dress fabrics might. Satin is also flimsy enough that even women with larger breasts (D cups and up) can wear the dress without experiencing uncomfortable fabric bunching in that area (this can cause discomfort during dancing).
When you are choosing your long-sleeve satin wedding dress, you should keep in mind a few things:
- Dress colors should complement the wearer’s skin and eye color.
- You can go about your day stress-free if the fabric is soft and airy.
- To ensure that your long sleeve satin wedding dress looks its best on your big day, it’s important to find one that flatters your figure in all the right places.
How do you keep a satin wedding dress from wrinkling?
No one, but especially brides, should ever feel comfortable in wrinkled clothing. There’s no need to add stress to your wedding day preparations by worrying about how to fix wrinkles or creases in your dress. If you don’t want to walk down the aisle in a wrinkled wedding dress, follow these standard care instructions.
Remember to Double-Check Your Dress Fabric
Being ready for anything is a good idea. If you do say “Yes!” to the dress of your dreams, it is highly recommended that you consult the professionals at your chosen bridal shop for advice on how to keep your dress in pristine condition. In most cases, a professional wedding dress stylist will be able to provide sound advice on how to prevent wrinkles and creases in your dress based on their extensive knowledge of wedding dress materials, fabrics, and shapes.
Satin, silk, tulle, and polyester are just some of the wrinkle-resistant fabrics that can be safely steamed. However, you shouldn’t steam any other parts of your wedding dress. Fabrics like shantung, dupioni, and taffeta can get more wrinkled when steamed, and embroidery can shrink when exposed to heat.
Always check the fabric and any other parts of the dress that could be damaged by steam before attempting to steam it yourself. If you’re still not sure if your dress can be steamed, it’s best to ask your tailor.
Packing your dress properly is essential.
Make sure the bridal shop carefully wraps your dress after your final fitting so that it arrives in pristine condition on the day of your big reveal. The bodice of the dress is typically stuffed with cardboard and tissue paper at bridal salons after being steamed.
Keep your dress in its garment bag if you’re going to be traveling with it in a car or an airplane so that the bodice form doesn’t get crushed or wrinkled. Placing plastic over the dress before putting it in the bag will prevent it from rubbing against the veil and the garment bag, both of which can cause wrinkles.
Neither folding nor dragging the garment bag is recommended for travel. You should instead fold it in half and store it in the overhead compartment of your car or plane. After arriving at your destination, take your dress out of its bag and hang it in a cool, dry place with plenty of space, like a closet.
Do Not Forget Your Veil
It’s just as easy for your veil to get wrinkled as it is for your wedding gown. It’s true that veils tend to wrinkle more than any other part of your wedding ensemble. Leaving it unattended can ruin the smoothness of your dress on your wedding day.
Even though it may take a little time, most wedding veils can be easily steamed to achieve a flawless, airbrushed appearance. Take care not to steam any embellishments that rely on glue, such as gemstones or lace, as this could cause the embellishments to come loose. Keep the steamer on a lower setting if your veil is antique. Old polyesters used to be widely used for wedding veils, but they melted easily.
When you arrive at the ceremony site, take your veil out of the garment bag and hang it up right away to avoid further creasing. If you want your veil to look perfect on your wedding day without any stains or wrinkles, steam it and then lay it flat on a clean, dry surface.
You can ask the staff at your bridal shop for advice on how to steam your veil without damaging it if you’re still unsure of what you’re doing.
Make Sure to Steam Your Wedding Gown!
Perhaps you’ve wondered, “Do dry cleaners steam wedding dresses?” And the answer is, “yes,” as expected. Hiring a professional steamer is usually a worthwhile investment if you want to make sure your dress is in pristine condition for your wedding.
Professional dry cleaners are trained to remove creases from wedding gowns, and there are a number of reasons why this may be preferable to simply steaming the dress at home. One reason is that you might accidentally ruin your dress if you try to steam it yourself. There are a few possible ways this could occur:
- Using an Iron: The gown may suffer from iron marks and other stains as a result.
- Faulty Ironing of the Dress: Doing so will only result in additional creases that will need to be ironed out later.
- Using Steam from an Iron, a Hand-Held Steamer, or Even the Shower: There is a risk that your gown will get water stains if you use these methods to remove wrinkles.
Having a wedding dress professionally steamed by a dry cleaner ensures that the dress will not be damaged by water, as it will be steamed under high pressure to remove wrinkles and creases without using any moisture. Each layer of the skirt is typically steamed prior to the wedding so that the final dress has perfect symmetry.
Take care to steam it just before putting it on.
You can save money by steaming your dress yourself right before you wear it, rather than having a professional do it. Make sure the steamer you’re using is in good working order before each use. Steamers are available in some hotels, but guests should be aware that they may be dirty or spit out excessive amounts of water. The majority of brides agree that purchasing their own steamer is money well spent, both on the big day and in the years to come.
Hang your gown on a wire hanger to steam it. Keep the steamer six to ten inches away from the dress while you steam it. If you hold the steamer too close to the gown, you risk ruining the fabric, and you should never put the steamer directly on the dress. Slowly move the steamer down the length of the dress to remove wrinkles. Each layer of the skirt needs to be steamed individually, and the positioning of the fabric (such as keeping the skirt taut or hanging the sleeves properly) may vary from dress to dress.
Pro tip: Hang your gown on a wire hanger to steam it. Instead of using steam on the outside of the gown, you should always start from the inside. Place a piece of fabric over the steamer head, such as a thin white towel or an old t-shirt. This will shield your dress from the possibility of water damage.
When steaming your wedding dress, be careful not to burn yourself. Not only could you get burned, but there have been reports of wedding dress fabrics and embellishments melting in the oven.