Fun word to say.
Anyhow, having just gotten in an elevator with a bride earlier in the evening, I am now wondering why women should want to wear a cloth so plasticy for such an important occasion?
After determining that the cloth* in question is taffeta, a google is showing this to traditionally be made from silk–though now synthetic cloths. So I am also wondering if even a traditional silk tafetta would also be of a similar texture, or would it be a proper real-cloth feeling?
My mom hypothesised that the reason for using something stiff like this would by to get the big billow of cloth (minus a skeletal structure) which sounds reasonable–but what’s wrong with the hoops?
- I gather that “taffeta” is actually referring to the weave rather than the cloth, which itself can change.