Tulle fabric has always been popular among wedding gown designers but is becoming ever-more so with each passing season. Both big-name fashion houses and independent designers (including Alexander McQueen, YSL, Oscar de la Renta, Rocha, Delpozo and Moschino) are using more and more tulle in their creations and you can get the look for yourself right here at Bridal Fabrics.
Tulle was originally painstakingly woven by hand from pure silk, two factors that ensured prices remained prohibitive for most ordinary people. A patent for a tulle-weaving machine was granted in 1809 and this, combined with the invention of synthetic fabrics, caused prices to fall and tulle to become more accessible. As accessibility increased, so did both the popularity and variety of tulle for bridal wear, evening gowns and lingerie.
Twilight: Sequinned Tulle
Phenomenon: Silk Tulle
Synthetic fabric is used to make many modern tulle fabrics but Phenomenon takes its cues from traditional design methods and is made using 100% silk. Weighing just five mommy, Phenomenon has a surprisingly firm handle; washing the fabric by hand at 40 degrees will soften this handle and increase drape. This is a particularly wide lace (145") so if you like this fabric but need it to be of reduced size, we recommend Sensation Silk Tulle, which measures 73" in width.
Carnival is a soft knitted Polyamide Italian Tulle, which is available in 31 colours measuring 150cm (59") wide and weighing 19.5 gsm. This beautiful coloured tulle has a variety of uses including Bridal Dress over lays and under skirts to name but a few and can be washed at 30 degrees.
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