Seersucker Wedding Dresses

This is a trend that I’m absolutely loving – the seersucker wedding dress.  Of course it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea (but what is really??) but for brides who are after something really unique, comfortable and also eco-conscious the seersucker gown is a lovely concept to consider.

Seersucker Wedding Dress

Source: 100 Layer Cake

So what is seersucker? It’s a lightweight cotton that is often found with a pastel coloured stripe or chequered design and has distinct puckering over the fabric to give it texture.  It’s generally considered to be a bit of an all-purpose fabric, but when you sew it up in a glamorous ball gown it can look absolutely breathtaking.

Seersucker Wedding Dress - Michelle Roth

Michelle Roth seersucker wedding dresses. Source: Vintage Style Weddings Blog

As it’s a cotton fabric, this style of gown is so lovely when lined in a cotton fabric as well, giving an all natural fibre wedding dress at a price tag lower than silk fabric.  Seersucker is also a lovely breathable fabric for brides marrying in warmer weather (although when you add all of the interlining and boning it doesn’t matter what your dress is made of, you will sweat!)

Seersucker Wedding Dress

Source: Annabel & Ruby

Seersucker Wedding Dress

Source: Pure Luxe Bride

To add a touch of glam to this fabric, it looks really stunning with a silk organza over the top and of course as a bridal dress a layer of white or ivory silk organza is the perfect addition to give the classic bridal look but with a twist.  A fabulous example of this is the custom seersucker wedding dress created by Silver Sixpence for our recent fashion shoot for Vintage Bride magazine Issue 1.

Seersucker Wedding Dress - Silver Sixpence

Photography: Cory Rossiter

What are your thoughts? Could you be a seersucker bride??