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Spring and Summer Silks from Platinum Bridal Fabrics

After a long, cold and very wet winter, everyone is ready to welcome the first official day of spring and start gearing up for a fun summer. These two seasons are the most popular for weddings and Platinum Bridal Fabrics are looking forward to seeing some of the fantastic garments that are created using our gorgeous materials. This is the first of two articles showcasing some our best fabrics that are suited to a spring or summer wedding; the second article will look at bridal lace but here we focus on silk dress fabrics.

Silk Georgette

With a crinkled, feather-light texture, Georgette fabrics have a bouncy appearance and an interesting rough yet tactile texture. The fabric is created from complex twists of slim thread which are tightly woven to give a sheer appearance that belies the fabric’s strength and springiness. As Georgette fabrics drape so well, they appear to have a life of their own as they twist and shimmer, making them perfect for creating layers without adding excess weight or bulk. Utilising this effect, extremely pretty and whimsical gowns can be created by talented designers. From our collection of silk Georgettes, we particularly recommend Marquis and Shimmer for spring and summer though at the head of this eclectic collection is Prima Donna; taken from the Italian and meaning 'First Lady', this fabric is truly fit for a queen.

Silk Chiffon

These delightful fabrics are similar to silk Georgette but have a more lustrous and smoother texture. Silk chiffon weighs almost nothing and its near-transparent appearance makes it perfect for using as an overlay to a contrasting colour. Elegant and diaphanous, silk chiffon can be used to create ethereal, dreamy gowns that ooze with sophistication. Both of our silk chiffon fabrics, Tempest and Superba, are perfect for next season and are available in a choice of exciting colours.

Silk Satin

Magnifique and Splendour are the two silk satins we recommend for brides with a real sense of class and luxury this coming season. With a heavy, dramatic drape, these fabrics are simply the most lustrous, smooth and tactile available, which also makes them suitable for creating ballgowns or evening wear. Here you can truly let your imagination run free, choosing between a vast range of colours including bright yellow, dark mint, bridal gold and flourescent pink.

Please enjoy browsing our Spring/Summer suggestions and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to receive samples to experience the true beauty of these fabrics in your own home.

For more information on any of our products, please contact a member of our helpful, efficient and professional bridal team by calling 01254 873333 or by email at info@­bridalfabrics.­co.­uk.

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