Madison James Covers the Spectrum of Fabrics

Madison James, style MJ250: Ballerina dreams are evoked by the enchanting asymmetrical layers of tulle in this dress. Delicate spaghetti straps are the perfect support for the romantically detailed lace ...
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Madison James Covers the Spectrum of Fabrics

Madison James, style MJ250: Ballerina dreams are evoked by the enchanting asymmetrical layers of tulle in this dress. Delicate spaghetti ...
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Rebecca Ingram Brings Blissful Beauty to the Marketplace

Rebecca Ingram, style Carrie 10171: This exquisite wedding dress has all the majestic detailing you could hope for: ballgown glamour, illusion ...
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Madison James Covers the Spectrum of Fabrics

Madison James, style MJ250: Ballerina dreams are evoked by the enchanting asymmetrical layers of tulle in this dress. Delicate spaghetti straps are the perfect support for the romantically detailed lace bodice. Available sizes: 2-32. Available colors: Champagne/Ivory/Silver, Ivory/Silver, White/Silver.

The best way to determine which types of fabric you find most appealing for your wedding dress is to try on a variety of styles. It is difficult — if not impossible — to compare yourself to a freeze-frame image of a model in a bridal catalogue. You must walk around in your potential dresses and see how the fabrics really wear. Ask one of our talented bridal consultants for some recommendations if you don’t know where to begin.

For a quick, general guide to wedding dress fabrics, check out this glossary of terms from The Knot:

Style, cut, texture, drape, and season are all-important factors in determining the best fabric for a wedding gown. The same style dress can look and feel quite different in a variety of fabrics, since each material is designed to produce a distinct effect. Some fabrics cling to the body, while others stand away. Some are cherished for their crispness, others for being light-as-air. Silk — a natural fiber that exudes an innate quality of refinement — is undoubtedly the most sought-after and cherished wedding dress material, noted for its resiliency, elasticity, and strength.

Madison James, style MJ352: Combining Charmeuse, English Net, Organza, Tulle and Beaded embroidery, this halter style wedding gown offers a plethora of detailing and an illusion bodice. Available sizes: 2-32. Available colors: Gold/Ivory/Nude, Ivory, Ivory/Nude and Gold/Ivory.

Madison James Has Something for Every Preference

We love it when a designer utilizes all the tools available to them. Artistically combining textures, fabrics and styles is a vital part of setting the latest trends and experimenting with fashion. Madison James Bridal delivers on all counts. Here’s another post that explains the qualities of various dress materials if you’re still a bit unsure:


Batiste is a delicate, sheer, plain-woven fabric. It is slightly thicker than cotton. LDS brides who want a Victorian or vintage look may want to consider batiste fabric because of its “home-made” look and translucent texture.


Brocade is a heavy material that is woven of silk with an ornate design and a raised texture. Because Brodade is a heavier fabric, it is a popular wedding dress choice for cooler months.


Charmeuse is one of the most comfortable fabrics to wear, though not quite as lustrous as satin. Pure charmeuse is expensive and must be handled with care: the fabric is prone to being scuffed or marked in addition to “looping” when it catches on something. Less glossy cotton-charmeuse blends are easier to work with, more durable, and therefore more affordable.


Organza is generally a blend of nylon, polyester, and silk. It can be translucent or sheer, depending on the weave of the fabric. Organza’s soft, romantic appearance adds extra depth and an air of elegance to a wedding dress. It is often seen in wedding gown skirts, trains, and veils.


Satin is very heavy, known for its flexibility and strength, plus it has a shimmery depth that no other fabric can quite duplicate. Real satin is expensive, but polyester or rayon blends are similar in appearance and more affordable.


Stiffer and lighter than regular satin, duchesse satin drapes well while simultaneously preserving its shape. Because of its lighter weight, a duchesse satin dress is more comfortable to wear and walk in and is less prone to wrinkling. More details at Wedding LDS

Madison James, style MJ364: With its dramatic beaded bodice and illusion collar, this gown needs no other accessories to captivate. You will be unforgettable without even trying in this showstopper gown. Available sizes 2-32. Available colors: Gold/Ivory/Nude/Silver, Gold/Ivory/Silver, Ivory/Nude/Silver, Ivory/Silver, White/Silver.

Now that you’re more familiar with the various fabrics in use for wedding gown creation, how do they stack up to each other? This is how one bridal site sees it:

FABRICS: Wedding dresses are made from Satin, Chiffon, Organza, Taffeta, Tulle, and Lace. Here are the rankings in terms of:

WEIGHT OF FABRIC (Heaviest to lightest): Satin, Organza (when lined with satin), Lace (when lined with satin), Tulle, Chiffon,Taffeta,

MOST FORGIVING FABRIC (Most to Least): Satin, Organza (when lined with satin), Lace (when lined with satin), Taffeta, Tulle, Chiffon. Additional info at Brides Club

Stop By Anytime for the Ultimate Fabric Selection

New York Bride & Groom is your single stop shop for bridal gowns and all wedding attire. We carry numerous styles of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and rental tuxedos in a wide range of finishes and styles to suit every taste and budget. Inspired designs and popular pricing is our firm promise in every department. Come browse our modern luxury salon today and see why we are the premier wedding salon in the Charlotte metro region.

Rebecca Ingram Brings Blissful Beauty to the Marketplace

Rebecca Ingram, style Carrie 10171: This exquisite wedding dress has all the majestic detailing you could hope for: ballgown glamour, illusion back and a captivating neckline. You get drama galore with this stunning garment. Available sizes: 0-28. Available colors: Ivory over Nude (pictured), Ivory, White.

NYB&G Charlotte Can’t Get Enough of Rebecca Ingram

It is such an exciting treat when one of our favorite bridal design houses launches a new line that is equally as enchanting. We have adored Maggie Sottero designs for ages; now discover the effortless elegance that Rebecca Ingram gowns offer. With a plethora of silhouette options, you may want to take an informative bridal style quiz at Maggie Sottero to determine which cut is ideal for you. You can access the quiz by clicking HERE. The first question is: “What will your groom be wearing on your wedding day?” Enjoy!

Rebecca Ingram, style Hope 10180: Calling all vintage-inspired brides. For this beauty, an illusion neckline and delicate scallops give way to a feature double keyhole in the back for the ultimate in romance. Simply stated: Breathtakingly beautiful. Available sizes: 0-28. Available colors: Ivory over Light Gold (pictured), Ivory.

Cultivating Magic One Dress at a Time

Your wedding day will be forever captured in photographs and timeless keepsakes to treasure and pass down through the years. One of the most important elements of your special day is your bridal gown. Celebrate with the stunning style you deserve. New York Bride & Groom is here to help you with that. We are Charlotte’s premier bridal salon for many reasons, including inspired designs, popular pricing and exceptional customer service for every member of the wedding party. We aren’t the only ones enamored with Rebecca Ingram’s collections. Check out this rave review:

Timeless Elegance. Modern Value… You will LOVE the newest addition to Maggie Sottero Designs, the Rebecca Ingram collection offers their brand new Olivia collection which encompasses timeless elegance and a superior quality for the value-conscious bride.

From sleek silhouettes to signature embroidery, Olivia embodies elegance, attention to textures of lace and beading and effortless shapes that will not only fit to perfection but inspire brides to select the gown that will enhance your unique personality. Every dress in the new collection for Maggie Sottero is an absolute credit to the creativity and care that this designer is so well known for. We challenge any bride-to-be not to find just one dreamy dress here that doesn’t have you in awe of the first Rebecca Ingram collection!

Rebecca Ingram, style Helena 10524: Swarovski crystals harmonize with beaded accents to catch and reflect the glow as you marry the love of your life. This glamorous sheath-style gown features ruching, spaghetti straps and sheer lace trim that accentuates a sexy low scoop back. Available sizes: 0-28. Available colors: Ivory over Champagne (pictured), Ivory, White.

Back Elegance Is yours to Showcase

NYB&G Charlotte stocks a multitude of gorgeous wedding gowns with back interest for you to discover. Show off your sexy shoulder blades and back in one of our many wedding dresses that feature an open scoop back or illusion netting. Read more about this chic design element here:

Low Back

If your back is a feature you don’t mind hi-lighting, low cut , open back dresses will ensure you WOW from every angle as you grace the aisle. This shape is the most sophisticated way to bring a little sexy back whilst remaining understated and oh so elegant. The curved frame to your back will emphasis your waist and accentuate your feminine shape as the eye falls down to the gentle A-line of the cascading skirt in contrast.

Charlotte’s Top Bridal Salon is Different

Your time is precious. It’s why we don’t require advanced bookings to try on our beautiful wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses or rental tuxedos. Visit us whenever it’s convenient for you. We can’t wait to help you and your entire wedding party settle every last magical, sartorial detail. And don’t forget, we welcome cameras so bring them and take all the pics you like. We want you to make precious wedding day memories at New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte.

‘Every Body, Every Bride’: The Plus-size Line of Your Dreams

Essense of Australia, style d2186+: The showstopping skirt on our featured dress (pictured above) is made of layers of figure-flattering, horsehair-hemmed tulle. Delicate lace sleeves showcase glittering sequins and subtle sparkle. The drama flows from head to toe in this modern A-line that recalls the silhouette of more traditional ballgowns. Crystal buttons cascade over the back zipper, providing even more glamour. Available sizes: Regular and Plus-sizes, 2-34/36. Available colors: Ivory, Porcelain, White and Java, with a multitude of Grosgrain Belt shades.

Our featured dress (pictured above) is from “Every Body, Every Bride,” an exquisite, new plus-size line from Essense of Australia. With this designer collection, Essense is allowing ladies of all sizes to indulge their bridal dreams. They clearly understand that size is a number: It doesn’t define who you are, determine your value or alter your beauty. Every bride can feel radiant on her wedding day with this new line that delivers in spades.

Designer Notes

Feel confident in knowing that your dress will be figure-flattering, never bored and always modern, whether you are a size two or 22. Now in extended sizes, these plus-size wedding dresses are the perfect way to say “I Do” to signature bridal style that is truly a reflection of who you are.

Essense of Australia, style d2343+: Feminine luxury is front and center with this textured princess gown. Essense of Australia combines a sparkling, detailed bodice with a voluminous ballgown to create an enchanting vision. Floating straps descend into a graceful illusion back featuring embroidered lace with floral highlights. Every eye will be on you as you glide down the aisle or twirl your way across the dance floor in this stunner. Available sizes: Regular and Plus-sizes, 2-34/36. Available colors: Ivory or White/Silver lace over Ivory or White gown with Ivory, Java or Porcelain Tulle.

Attention  To Detail: The Essense of Australia Hallmark

The “Every Body, Every Bride” collection continues the lofty standard Essense has maintained for decades. Now they’re just making their couture inspired elegance and modern sophistication available to all:

Plus-size Wedding Dresses

Your bridal gown encompasses everything about your unique style and your wedding day so you want it to be perfect. With luxurious fabric, breathtaking beadwork, and figure-flattering silhouettes made to show off your curves – all in sizes 2-34/36 – it has never been easier to say “I do” to the gown made for you!

Essense of Australia, style d2189+: Flirty yet elegant, this tulle, lace and organza beauty offers an exquisite high-low skirt that will perfectly showcase your legs and your wedding shoes. The strapless sweetheart neckline flows into either a corset closure or zipper under fabric covered buttons. Whichever design you choose, you’re getting an unforgettable bridal gown that they’ll talk about for years to come. Available sizes: Regular and Plus-sizes, 2-34/36.  Available colors: Ivory, Tulle and Regency Organza over Ivory Gown; White Tulle and Regency Organza or White Gown or Ivory Tulle and Regency Organza over Champagne Gown.

Short & Sassy or Long & Luxurious

Whether you have your heart set on a shorter wedding dress or a long formal, we encourage you to pursue your vison. Our devoted team of Bridal Consultants can help you navigate the racks and find the dress of your dreams. We look forward to sharing the “Every Body, Every Bride” line with you very soon. Come shop with us and discover more reasons to consider an Essense of Australia wedding gown.

In case you need any more convincing, we’ll give the label the last word on this outstanding collection:

Whether you prefer a flowy, full ballgown silhouette or a sexy and chic, curve hugging fit-flare wedding dress, there is a plus-size wedding dress for you in this exceptional collection. Bring the romance to your big day with enchanting fabrics and glamorous beading that makes your signature bridal style feel as timeless as your love story.

With more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, over 20 dressing rooms and a full staff every day, New York Bride & Groom can accommodate multiple brides and their guests with ease. Stop by anytime — no appointment needed — and see why we are the premier wedding salon in the Charlotte region.

Essense of Australia – Love at First Sight


Airy chiffon skirts are paired with lace bodices and off-the-shoulder sleeves, delicate straps crisscross to form interesting patterns in the back, and sexy V-necklines are accented with organic lace and illusion tulle.

Visit New York Bride & Groom to see this stunning collection. Remember, we never require an appointment to shop so stop by anytime during regular business hours and browse to your heart’s content. Our staff of seasoned bridal consultants will be here to assist you.

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