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Silk Fabric

100% Pure Silk Satin, Georgette, Chiffon, Organza, Tulle, Dupion, Voile, Jersey, Taffetas…

Pure silk – quality pure silk, that is – is coveted worldwide for good reason, which is why many will pay the price for quality silk. A quality, “fine” silk has been processed in such a way that ensures that the fabric breathes beautifully and is less likely to go static. On the contrary, cheap silk – and there are some very cheap silks available in larger chain fabric retail stores – will behave like a polyester or nylon fabric; they don’t breathe (like plastic) and have a high likelihood of going static. Not only that, the colours of cheap silk always look glarey and tacky and don’t have the class and style of fine quality silks. And to top it all off, cheap silks- like polyesters – retain body odours…which is not an attractive quality!

There is a common misunderstanding amongst customers who don’t have much experience with fabric, in that many believe “silk” means shiny finish. This is false. silk is an actual fibre which fabric is made of, which can be finished as a shiny or matt or semi-matt fabric. Examples of different types of silk that d’Italia standardly stocks include:


  • Pure silk satins (glossy finish), in a range of weights such as light-weight satin, crepe satin, duchess satin and queen satin
  • Pure silk satin chiffons (super sheer with a lovely sheen)
  • Pure silk georgettes (semi-sheer with a matt finish)
  • Pure silk voiles (semi-sheer with a sheen and body)
  • Pure silk organzas (semi-sheer with a sheen and firmness)
  • Pure silk tulles (super fine, stocking-like and weightless)
  • Pure silk stretch silks (solid semi-matt with a lovely drape and no-crush feature)
  • Pure silk dupions (semi-matt firm, papery feel)
  • Pure silk taffetas (semi-matt firm, papery feel, smooth texture)
  • Pure silk brocades (firm self-patterned or printed)
  • Pure silk suitings (firm plain silks with a little bit of texture)


All of the above come in either a wide array of plain colours – including beautiful subtle bridal colours – and there is always a range of current-season designer prints available in limited lengths which cannot be re-ordered and are, as such, exclusive and highly sought after.


d’Italia will make the exact style wedding dress or mother of the bride/groom dress you want, with custom corsetry to fit you perfectly, using the best quality silks and genuine French laces.

Intricately designed and thoughtfully crafted from the finest fabrics. Our Ready to Wear collection offers a selection of beautiful gowns for the romantic bride at heart.



d’Italia does not charge for design or for the “label”—this is where you save hundreds or thousands of dollars.

The average cost for Dresses and Garments – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:

Cocktail/formal/evening dresses


Women’s Suits


The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:

  • Without lace, beading or embellishments $2,500 – $3,000
  • With lace, beading and/or embellishments $3,500 (average)

How does it Work

There are no designer fees with d’Italia. Meet with a designer to sketch out your dream gown and select your very own luxurious fabrics to bring your ideas to life. You’ll get a genuine custom couture dress, made from scratch, to fit your perfectly- for a fraction of the costs.
Want to try on your dream gown in store? d’Italia Collective offers a beautiful range of pre-made bridal gowns made from some of the Worlds’ finest fabrics and laces and designed right here in Melbourne. Click to discover our latest in-store collection.


Obligation free consultation with our expert designers to help design your perfect dress


We work with your budget to select the perfect fabrics and laces for your dream dress


Our dedicated seamstresses will complete the design, delivering you a unique custom-made dress


Most of D’Italia’s stock is from Italy and France, as we believe these sources are superior in their manufacture of the finest quality fabric. The designer stock is sourced directly from the most reputable Italian manufacturers who create for the top European designer fashion houses – such as Gucci, Armani, Versace, Balenciaga, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Roberto Cavalli, Escada, Valentino and Chanel.

D’Italia’s beautiful collection of laces are individually designed and made exactly to our design specifications. Every detail from the unique floral designs, to the Swarovski encrusted embellishments, to the silky tulle bases, are carefully thought out and hand-crafted with precision and incredible skill- this is why our fabrics can often take 3-6 months to order in for you. All of D’Italia’s fabrics and laces are custom dyed and beaded to achieve a seamless and consistent result for all of our brides. Because of our custom service, you are able to customise your chosen fabrics and laces, exactly to your specifications too!

Yes, we can help you find the perfect fabric for your dream gown. Our in-store designers and consultants will work with you one-on-one during your obligation-free appointment to help narrow down your options and find the most gorgeous fabrics to bring your vision and creation to life. If you also need a bridal couturier to bring your design and concept into fruition, then your bridal designer will refer you to one of our highly skilled and talented bridal couturiers (dressmakers).

Want to find out more about finding the perfect fabric for your dream dress?… click here!