Recently we've seen more brides looking for this unique bridal fabric. If you haven't tried on any crepe gowns yet, then odds are you don't know what you're missing! Crepe is a stretch fabric that is matte in appearance (there's no shine) that has historically been used in dress linings to give the gowns a little bit of movement and give while you're wearing the dress. I usually get brides telling me that this fabric is "like wearing yoga pants" once they put it on; because it's seriously that comfy. In the past year or so we've seen more designers creating the entire gown out of the crepe fabric, not just the dress linings. The end result is pretty beautiful, because the fabric itself has a four way stretch that hugs the body and drapes fluidly on the body creating a streamlined, non-shiny appearance on the bride. I know what you're thinking, it's going to show everything or it's going to be clingy; but here's where it gets interesting. The crepe gowns usually (99% of the time) have a liner built into them that's meant to hug the body and camoflauge any imperfections, while the top layer of the gown (the crepe part) slides right on top and only shows the good stuff. Pretty cool right? Crepe gowns are generally unbeaded, so if you're that bride looking for a clean wedding dress, a plain wedding dress, or even say, a "simple" wedding dress, then maybe crepe is for you! I'm highlighting some of our favorite crepe wedding dresses below. If you like what you see then come try them on!
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