Does wedding dress shopping feel a little overwhelming? There is a lot to consider when choosing your wedding dress. Part of that process is understanding the types of styles and fabrics you like. Before starting your wedding dress shopping, it’s important to research which styles and fabrics you can see yourself getting married in. We’re here to explain three popular types of wedding dress fabrics that are frequently used in bridal collections.


Are you looking for a minimalist style that is a classic and clean look? Crepe is a lightweight, comfortable fabric that has a crisp, clean look. This fabric is the perfect choice for brides-to-be that want to show off and accentuate their figure on their wedding day. Crepe is simple and timeless that drapes beautifully around the curves of the body, creating the ideal combination of comfort, style and support. Perfect for understated and elegant weddings, it performs well in a range of gown silhouettes including slimline, a-line and bridal suits. At Silk Trader, we offer two luxurious crepe options. Choose between our Solange crepe and Crepe De Shine for the option of a matte or silky finish.


Silk is a luxurious natural fibre that is a beautiful choice for a wedding gown. The thread that is produced by the spinning glands of the silkworm is the strongest natural fibre in the world. Despite its delicate look, it’s a robust fabric and is easy to maintain. Silk is overall tear-resistant and takes a lot to wrinkle. The reason silk is referred to as a second skin is because it’s chemically similar to our skin. Not only is this fabric strong, but it’s also soft and comfortable. Silk has a beautiful natural lustre to it that creates a shine through the fabric. It flows in a beautiful way and is often cut on the bias to create a beautiful drape. This fabric is a great choice as it will keep you cool in Summer and warm in Winter. So even if you haven’t picked your venue or time of year, you can have confidence buying a silk wedding dress. We have a range of silks and silk blends available for you to choose from including Silk Dupion, Mikado and more.


Tulle is a wedding industry staple that is being used for gowns and veils. This fabric is a lightweight and comfortable material which makes it perfect for full volume gowns that can be worn comfortably all day. Tulle can transform designs to become beautiful, dreamy layers of fabric that can create an ethereal style gown. Tulle is the ideal fabric if you’re looking for a ball gown or an a-line style gown.

With over 50 years of experience, we pride ourselves on our excellent quality and extensive colour range of bridal fabrics. Our fabric ranges include Silk Dupion, Silk Satin, Silk Georgette, Super Smooth Dupion, Duchess Satin, Silk Chiffon, Silk Organza, Silk Satin Organza, Silk Tulle, Double Sided Satin and more.

We offer Australia wide shipping, so if you are in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, or anywhere in between we can deliver! For all your fabric enquiries contact us on 0475 888 830 or email: