Dupioni Wedding Dress

Dupioni, also known as Silk Douppioni or Silk Dupion, is the most popular silk blend used for wedding dresses that is sometimes referred to as raw silk.

This favourite amongst traditional brides has a beautiful sheen and has a relatively thick, coarse texture thanks to an irregular weave where slubs and nips are visible.


Dupioni is often mistaken for shantung, but the latter is a slightly thinner and less irregular silk fabric that only uses one colour in its weave, giving it a different finish.

While the material may appear heavy, it’s a fabric that adjusts well at any time of the year and can give a more structured appearance to a dress, as this Martina Liana off-the-shoulder deluxe Dupioni wedding gown demonstrates in its full ballgown skirt with pockets.

Dupioni wedding dresses are often simple and unadorned, although it is possible to add detail, such as the bold diamante beading that adorns the elegant cap sleeves on this dramatic, sophisticated Martina Liana natural waist wedding gown with a detachable train.

It is also possible to achieve a softer, more ethereal look with Dupioni. The full-skirted Elysia wedding dress by Shamali Bridals features a tulle overlay to the silk dupion skirt paired with a softly pleated tulle bodice with illusion over sweetheart neckline and button up illusion back.

Browse by other fabrics to find the right dress for you

Crepe

Crepe wedding dresses are made from a soft silk or lightweight rayon material that clings to the body to enhance your curves.

Shantung

Shantung is a plain weave raw silk fabric, popular in wedding dresses, that was historically first manufactured in the Shandong province of China from which the source raw silk originates.

Mikado

Sophisticated Mikado wedding dresses are made from an expensive blend of silk and nylon, which offers a smooth finish that has a slight grain in the texture.

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