As a bride plans her wedding, one of the major details is choosing a dress. Most bridal dresses definitely use satin, a staple in bridal designs.
Satin fabrics typically have a glossy surface and a dull back. If a fabric is formed with a satin weave fibers such as silk, nylon, or polyester, the corresponding fabric is termed a satin, although some definitions insist that the fabric be made from silk. If yarns such as cotton are used, the fabric formed is considered sateen.
Many variations can be made of the basic satin weave including a granite weave and a check weave. Satin weaves, twill weaves, and plain weaves are the three basic types of weaving by which the majority of woven products are formed.