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Wedding Dress Fabric Glossary

From chiffon to voile, learn the ABCs of choosing the material that suits your Big Day style. 

Taffeta
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Taffeta

Known for its signature "swooshing" sound, taffeta is made from either silk or synthetic fibers. There are different styles of taffeta, and they each have their own distinct characteristics. For example, shot taffeta has a shiny, iridescent appearance, while tissue taffeta is smooth and semi-transparent.

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