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WHY CHOOSE SILK FOR YOUR WEDDING DRESS

As a designer I have wanted to write a post about SILK for a long time. Mostly because it is something so unique and beautiful that I want to share it with you all. Also it has authentic value and meaning to me as the designer and founder of my bridal brand SADONI. The natural, pure and flowing silk fabrics, have been a big part of our signature style since the beginning. Being a Norwegian brand it is deeply connected to our Scandinavian identity and values.

WHY SILK & SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN IS CONNECTED

SILK is a noble textile with rich and magical history. But even though SILK has its origin from China and isn’t from the north at all, the use of natural fibers and raw material is an important part of our cultural heritage. Despite the fact that structured linen and wool is a more common textile for us, SILK clothes have been found in our Viking tombs. It is a testimony that the refined fabric has found its way to our somewhat remote location a very long time ago.

Here in Scandinavia we are typically not fascinated by synthetic fabrics that have a shiny, plastic looking surface. We appreciate the delicate,
light, structured and down to earth feel of things. We find the understated natural expression pure, elegant, and more exclusive. For us, it is a symbol of  pure and authentic quality. That is why SILK is so in line with our philosophy and is an important part of our identity. Even though not everyone shares the same preferences, we do our best to tell our story and share our excitement as to why it has great value to us.  That is part of the reason to write this blog, to inspire and encourage. And in the end, I hope others feel the same!

WHAT IS SILK ?

Now back to the topic! Why does SILK gives such a magical touch to the making of a wedding dress? But first, it may surprise you what silk really is; SILK is the fine thread with which a silkworm spins its cocoon. The silkworm develops and grows in its cocoon and emerges 20 days later as a moth. The thread which is produced by the spinning glands of the silkworm is the finest and strongest natural fiber in the world. Silk is a protein fiber, meaning that is chemically quite similar to human skin. Because of this, SILK is often referred to as a ‘second skin’ SILK .

HOW SILK DRAPES BEAUTIFULLY

SILK has a very unique and natural shine that “illuminates” and it has an exclusive radiance no other fabric possesses. The softness of SILK cannot be found in other fabrics without being treated with additives. It truly flows in such a supple and soft way that it is irresistible to touch and feel. The lovely ability to drape heavily, and yet flow lightly; makes it perfect to create the most elegantly draped dresses.

THE SOOTHING COMFORT OF SILK

To know that SILK both cools and warms simultaneously, makes the fabric ideal for both hot summer weddings and chilly winter weddings.  SILK can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp. It will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe. This can be an important point especially for those sensitive to heat as it will keep your body temperature comfortable during the intense day. Still the use of SILK in wedding dresses is unique and not many brands offer them, so I am happy to be one of the few who does.

THE STRENGTH OF SILK

SILK is not only comfortable, – it is the strongest, most flexible fiber there is. Despite of its delicate appearance, silk is relatively robust and easily bounces back to its original shape and shine with a bit of attention. Its smooth surface resists soil and odors as well so frequent cleaning is not needed. Still after being worn on your wedding day dry cleaning is necessary as spots may stay unless removed as soon as possible. SILK is also wrinkle and tear resistant, hypoallergenic, and easy to take care of.

THE SUSTAINABLE PERSPECTIVE

When used naturally boiled, like we do here at SADONI – SILK is genuinely a hypoallergenic fabric, treated with no additives. It is not only good for your skin and health, but you are also doing the environment a favor by choosing a fabric that is naturally made. Yet, SILK is considered only partially sustainable and ethical due to its boiling process. Still the long lasting value and status of the fabric makes SILK easily reusable, recycled or remade into something else.

If you wish to color your dress, – SILK is also a perfect option. It absorbs dye well, compared to polyester fabrics that reject dye all together. If you choose a light color and dye it by hand, I promise you will have the most beautiful result! Giving the dress a new life you get the chance to re-use the dress and increase its purpose and value. SILK is simply too beautiful to be worn only once..

YOU DESERVE THE BEST

I’d like to leave you with this – why SILK? It truly is the most luxurious, and comfortable fabric there is! SILK has been and still is worn by royal princesses, celebrities and world leaders since it was discovered more than 5000 years ago. It is simply astoundingly beautiful and so soft, and comfortable to wear. And if your dress is made from this magical fabric – you will not want to take it off! Here, at SADONI, we believe that this is the main reason why SILK is perfect for your wedding dress! You deserve nothing but the best!

Written by Trude SADONI

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Inside SADONI Atelier

You have been counting days till the wedding dress that you have ordered will arrive. Finally, it’s here! You take a moment to enjoy. Notice how soft it feels on your skin? How it fits your body and how incredible you look! Have you ever thought what it takes to create your wedding dress? We wish to share our values and work with you! Join us on a tour in SADONI atelier and meet our staff sharing how they prepare dresses. It is not just a phrase that love and laughter are sewn into them – it, indeed, is our passion here in SADONI.  

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7 Designer Tips to Prepare for the Wedding Dress Fitting

Bride during the wedding dress fitting trying to choose the one.
New bride trying on the potential dream wedding dress

Your dress fitting is one of the most special moments of planning your wedding. Brides choose wedding dresses differently these days and there are several options to explore. If you are buying the dress in a bridal store or aboard, we suggest you to consider few things before you make an appointment. The SADONI team wishes you a pleasant wedding dress fitting. Our designers prepared 7 inside tips to keep in mind before going to find your dream dress.

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6 Tips for Curvy Brides

“Do not change to fit in fashion. Make the fashion change for you,” something to think about as we dive in the topic of curvy brides. These beautiful women are most likely  the majority of all bride population. We, designers, make dresses for real women of every shape and color. Whatever the size may be – standard, curvy or plus, a bride should go for a wedding dress that emphasizes her beauty. All women desire to look and feel wonderful on their wedding day. It is all about proportions, balance of silhouette and the right accessories to make your wedding dress fit and flatter you.

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5 Ways to Use Your Dress After the Wedding

It might be a week after your wedding, or a year. Maybe even few years have passed and you start to wonder – what should I do with my wedding dress? It has served its main role and given you the most wonderful memories of the wedding day, so it is hard to let it go.. The easiest solution would be to find a place for it in the deep corner of the closet or in a nice box and to not think about it. However, there may be more special and inspiring roles for your dress as time passes! SADONI designers are offering ideas you might find useful.

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Why to choose high quality vs low quality cheap mass product?

It is an example of self-care and love

Buying high quality items for yourself is an act of self-love. You are worth spending a little extra on yourself and you deserve to have valuable things. Believe me – yourself confidence grows as you wear something precious, instead of a cheap mass product. Whether we like it or not, clothing is also a part of our identity. Your clothes can emphasize social status, as well as a certain level of your personality and style. Some people may think spending money on high quality clothes is frivolous, but I believe it’s an investment in yourself and well-being.

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