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Sabrina Neckline A neckline that curves just slightly under the collarbone, running from the inside tips of the shoulders, with equal depth in the front and back. (Similar to the bateau neckline, but more rounded, and not as wide)

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Satin Fabric A smooth fabric, woven with a glossy face and a dull back. Satin used to be made with silk, however it is made from rayon, polyester, acetate, and nylon. It is commonly used in bridal gowns because of its exquisite drape.

Save the Date Cards These informal announcements precede the wedding invitations several months ahead, and allow guests to make the necessary arrangements to attend your wedding.

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Scalloped Edge A fabric detail featuring a delicately curved or cascading edge.

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Scoop Neck A neckline shaped like the letter "U".

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Seal A neutral or decorative sticker used on your envelope flap or directly on the invitation.

Seersucker A thin, crinkled fabric that is commonly striped or checkered. This lightweight, all-cotton fabric is used to make spring and summer formal wear, specifically suits and slacks.

Semi-Cathedral Train A train that extends approximately 60 to 72 inches (5 to 6 feet) behind the gown, measured from the back of the waist.

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Semi-Formal A dress code, indicating the formality of clothes worn to a black tie event. The dress code of semi-formal events is between informal and formal. (see Black Tie)

Sephardim Refers to Jewish people whose ancestors hail from Mediterranean countries in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal).

Sequins Small, disk-shaped beads of metal or plastic used for decorative purposes. They are often sewn or glued to a garment to add interest.

Shabbat (shah-BAHT) The Hebrew word for "Sabbath."

Shantung Fabric A rayon or cotton fabric with a rough nubby surface that imitates of silk shantung.

Shawl Collar A type of lapel with a rounded and smooth edge.

Sheath Silhouette The sheath dress has a long, narrow, slim-fitting silhouette. (See also: Column)

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Shirred Waist Fabric is gathered to make a horizontal panel at waist.

Shower A spray of long stemmed flowers, often mixed with ivies that cascade downwards as the bride holds it in her hands.

Silhouette As it applies to bridal fashion terminology, “silhouette” refers to the basic outline created by the overall shape of a dress.

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Silk Fabric An expensive fabric made from fine lustrous natural fibers. Silk comes in a number of weaves varying in density, suppleness, and sheen. Silk is the most costly and sought-after fabric for bridal gowns.

Silk Gazar Fabric A four-ply silk organza with more stiffness from extra sizing offering a slightly looser weave.

Silk Mikado Fabric A type of blended silk that is usually heavier than 100 percent silk.

Silk Shantung Fabric A heavy fabric with a rough nubby surface, made of spun wild silk. Similar to a raw silk, shantung is characterized by its rubbed texture.

Silk-Faced Satin Fabric A smooth silk satin, with a glossy front and matte back.

Simcha (seem-CHAH) A celebration of joy after a Jewish wedding. The purpose of this post-wedding party is to highten the jubilation of the bride and groom.

Sleeve The part of a garment which covers the arm or through which the arm passes or slips. (see Bell Sleeve, Cap Sleeve, Capelet Sleeve, Gibson Sleeve, Illusion, Leg-Of-Mutton Sleeve, Peak-A-Boo Sleeve, Poet Sleeve, Spaghetti Strap)

Snood A knitted net worn by the bride at the back of the head to enclose her hair.

Spaghetti Straps Skinny straps that attach at the front and back of the dress or tie at the neck, often detachable.

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Spencer Coat A tuxedo alternative, this open coat cuts at waistline and is worn without buttons.

Square Neck Just as the name suggests, this neckline is shaped like a square.

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Strapless Neckline A neckline without straps or sleeves, a very popular style in modern bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses.

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Stroller Coat A semi-formal jacket colored grey or black that resembles a tuxedo, but worn for daytime weddings.

Surplice Neckline The surplice neckline is formed by one side of the garment overlapping the other; similar to the way a robe overlaps itself when tied.

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Sweep Train The sweep train is a short train length, just sweeping the floor (Also known as a "Brush Train")

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Sweetheart Neckline The sweetheart neckline is shaped like the top of a heart, making it very flattering to the décolletage.

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