Mikado Wedding Dress

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. This combination makes Mikado fabric heavier than 100% silk, which in turn makes it a durable material that creates wonderful structure and contours in wedding dresses. It is also comfortable and soft to the touch, with a slight shine for an added touch of glamour.

Mikado suits classic, sweeping lines and elegant shapes thanks to the way the weight of the fabric enhances these design characteristics. Ronald Joyce’s elegant strapless Mikado fishtail dress with a beaded sweetheart neckline and back button detail is a perfect example.

Mikado fabric is used on a variety of wedding dress styles, from A-line to mermaid, but the one thing all dresses using this luxurious material have in common is that they ooze sophistication.

The structure achieved with Mikado makes this fabric an excellent choice for pear shaped brides who are looking for a flattering dress to skim the hips, such as this Mille May Bridal strapless A-line Mikado gown, with a jewelled satin belt and buttons from the bodice to the bottom of the train.

Wedding dresses made using Mikado fabric are an excellent option for winter weddings as the heavier material can help to give the bride extra warmth. Looking for a toasty number? This Justin Alexander Signature A-line gown boasts a long-sleeve bodice is a stretch crepe with asymmetric pleating on the shoulder and a keyhole back, finished with a voluminous Mikado skirt.

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