Nice Threads - April 11, 2013 Our glossary of textile terms will help you differentiate the crepes from the chiffons at the bridal store. Chantilly Lace: This famous French lace is best known for its fine patterns and solid border outline. It shines in a veil. Satin: That old wedding dress favorite, satin is sturdy, elegant, and practically screams “bridal.” Silk: Silk can come in many forms, from smooth to raw and textured. The real deal will be soft, not shiny. Chiffon: The dream girls of 1960s R&B put light and breezy (and ultra forgiving) chiffon on the map. Organza: Translucent organza is often used for layering effects and looks gorgeous with Grecian silhouettes. Crepe: Gauzy and light, crepe—often made of silk—is perfect for flowy, draped styles. Tulle: Tulle can work double duty to poof up a skirt and provide texture.