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Wednesday, 15 October 2008 11:00

Choosing the Right Fabric

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Choosing a design and style for a tailored piece of clothing is usually the easy part. The harder part comes when matching the right fabric with a design. Fashionable clothing does not only rely on the style and cut. Fabrics are important to ensure comfort, fit, flexibility and match.
Wedding Dresses Bridal wear is generally made from silk satin, dupion, voiles, georgettes and chiffons. The season that the wedding is held in can make a difference to the best type of material to choose when tailoring a wedding dress. silk satins tend to be looser and airier, thus allowing ease of movement and temperature comfort. Plain and embroidered fabric is usually available, and a combination of both can result in a very unique dress. Evening Gowns The occasion defines the type of dress made and fabric chosen. Dresses and gowns for formals and proms are usually made to allow ease of movement for the dances and after-parties. Gowns made for formal dinner parties can be more detailed in design. Colours also play a critical role in fabric and occasion. Brighter colours on silk satins, voiles or chiffons can be used for formals and proms. A heavier silk velvet is usually very lovely on a formal dinner gown for the more mature woman. Accessories like embroidered French lace and beadings can also create a very unique look. Spring Racing Carnival Dresses The Melbourne Cup races, also known as the ‘urban fashion parade’ are not for the simple and mediocre! For racing wear, the more unique the design, the better! A popular fabric used is silk satin and georgette. These fabrics are light, allow ease of movement, and can always be found in bright, spring inspired colours and designs. Suits and Business Attire A well-tailored suit can highlight a woman’s figure and accentuate the positive. Good suits are made of 100% wool. Cashmere is another suitable fabric that can be used. Pure wool is essential, to avoid shrinking or disfigurement of the suit after washing and extended wear. For good looking and high quality business shirts, pure cotton or silk is often the most suitable. A clean, simple shirt can look very professional when tailored properly. Additionally, the fabric can ensure a good, complimenting fit around the body. © Copyright | d'Italia
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Jessica
"I'm still loving my dress!! so many compliments! people still asking me where it is from and who is the designer! I am giving your details out! Thank you again so so much! You made me feel beautiful and sexy on the most special day in my life!!"

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"The dress itself was amazing and was beyond my expectations. Everyone commented on how much it suited me (I was very happy to hear that)! Thank you d'Italia.".

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"Thank you very much was a great day! You made choosing my material very easy and you knew exactly what I wanted! :)"

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Jackie
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"In my beautiful wedding dress that I was married in, I felt fantastic and had lots of wonderful comments."

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