Do you find yourself searching through all of the San Francisco California bridal stores? Selecting a gown for your wedding is never easy, and it requires a lot of detail and focus. You have to know all of the little aspects of the dress before making a choice. It’s got to fit right but it also has to look the part. The proper style, the best materials, and then, of course, the size, will all be taken into account. This is why Flare’s Bridal Shop has established a huge collection of dressmakers from every level of sophistication. We will take all the time you need to pick out the best gown for you. As a bride, it’s going to be the most incredible day of your life so finding the best dress is a must. Let’s work together! Flare’s Bridal Shop will give you that romantic and tailored experience that a bride deserves.


Types Of Fabric

When it comes down to the dress, aside from the styles and fits, it really depends on what fabric you get. Your dress has to be made from the material that makes you feel as free as possible. You’ll want to select a type that breathes, moves with you, and holds your form best. Below we’ve listed just a few of the vast possibilities that wedding dresses can be made from. If you have any questions about the other options, contact us and we’ll give you the full picture!


This variety of fabric is actually a blend woven with a satin weave. It is lightweight and has a matte back. The surface level uses floating threads to create a luminous and scintillating effect. The main difference from satin is that Charmeuse is a degree shinier.


Another option is Chiffon, which is actually made up of crepe yarns that are highly twisted. They have a plain-woven look that appears like gauze, or gossamer. It will allow for some stretching and might feel a little rough to the touch. It is often used to give an elegant floating appearance. The fabric will not drape over you but hover similar to a cloud.


While it is a blend of silk and cotton fibers, it is similar to Charmeuse in the look, but it is slightly heavier and has a fuller drape effect. There is still a matted back, but the outer appearance will look slightly silkier than your typical bridal satin.

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What Waistline Will Work For Me?

After you have selected the best fabric for your dress, you’ll want to start looking at the particular designs and styles of each dress. There are over hundreds of different styles that span hundreds of years of fashion. You can pull from ages and cultures all over the world to make your perfect dress. Here are some of the options that we offer at Flare’s!


This particular dress is a traditional style that is quite popular. Instead of falling on your natural waistline, it dips a little lover to form a v-shape. This is a very elegant and regal look that embosses your core. It can create a slimming effect and even give off the appearance of being taller.


A style such as this will essentially place the waistline above the natural waist. In some cases, it can even be just under the bust. The bodice is usually fitted and it gives off a silhouette that can be very flattering for women who are bottom heavy or may want to disguise their waistline.


You will find this waistline running up the side of the bodice. The seems will follow the curvature of your body and flair out at the hip. This particular look is very exquisite and also gives a slimming effect. We would recommend this waistline with an A-line silhouette.

What Kind Of Necklines Are Available?

Once you’ve found the waist that marks your curves with extravagance and fabric that feels like a cloud, another step to consider is the type of neckline that you might want. It can be evocative or reserved, regal or bubbly, there are plenty of options to choose from. However, we want to make sure that you find the one that fits your image and your character best.

High Neck

This is one of the most elegant looks that you can find. Not only is it modest and reminiscent of oriental fashion, but it will give your look such refined energy. Your look will be sharp and impossible to look away from. It is a great way to highlight your body shape and your visage.


If you are a plus size or have a busty figure, you may want to consider this style. It will complement a larger frame by still allowing for a close cut. Additionally, it can also retain a modest manner for those that are more top-heavy.


Similar to a high neck it will cover your upper chest area. However, it differs by substituting that area with sheer or lace that is semi-transparent. This look is very dreamy and yet grounded in intricate detail. The patterns woven on the lace will create a magnetizing effect that will hold people’s attention.

Contact Us

We are excited to help you find your perfect dress. In order to get you the best, we want to inform you about what kind of options that are available to you. When you do select your favorite, we will be happy to tailor it to your exact measurements. Flare’s bridal will have you looking divine, like the goddess you are. If you want to set up an appointment or check out our selection for yourself, feel free to visit our website or call us at (925) 939-3306. We look forward to hearing from you soon!



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