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Date: 9/7/12 11:16 AM

I love this fabric on this dress at Neiman Marcus (see pic below)
Here is a link to the dress on the website. It is described as "nylon polyester", but that is kind of vague. It sort of looks like a shiny shantung. Does anyone know what type of fabric it is? Thanks.

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Date: 9/7/12 9:42 PM

Brocade is very big this season and while this says it's printed, brocade would work very well for it. Mood has some a large selection online.
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Date: 9/8/12 7:24 PM

I have seen fabric like this before, and it is similar to a satin finish, but I do not like it as there are static issues, and that is probably why they use silk lining.

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Date: 9/8/12 9:51 PM

I went to web page you provided.
here's the price of the dress.
Lela Rose
Hazed Floral-Print Dress
$1,295.00

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Date: 9/8/12 10:52 PM

Here is the same fabric on another Lela Rose dress. Net-a-Porter.com provided a better description: it's a multi-colored floral-print taffeta that is 84% nylon, 16% polyester; lining: 100% silk. Here is some similar at Mood.com here and here. Pretty pricey, but gorgeous! So you could see why a synthetic designer dress would cost that much.

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Date: 9/9/12 9:46 AM

Kind of looks like Simplicity 1873.

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Date: 9/9/12 11:28 AM

Here is the link for Simplicity 1873.

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Date: 9/10/12 9:14 AM

If you're going for a more casual dress, would cotten sateen work? I'm not sure what that's like, exactly, but does it have a bit of a sheen to it?

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Date: 9/10/12 1:17 PM

Thanks everyone for your help. Couturemom, I will check out sateen.



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Date: 9/13/12 11:56 PM

As mention by couturemom, I agree with cotten sateen. I think this would be best for any casual dress.

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