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.