Skip to content

Cart

Your cart is empty

Article: Demystifying Georgette Fabric: A Buyer's Guide

Demystifying Georgette Fabric: A Buyer's Guide

Demystifying Georgette Fabric: A Buyer's Guide

WHAT IS A GEORGETTE FABRIC AND ITS ORIGINS?

Georgette fabric is a woven, lightweight silk fabric that is semi-sheer with a slightly wrinkled surface. It can be dyed in various colors, also a popular choice for printing.

This silk crêpe fabric type was first discovered in France in the 20th century by a French dressmaker, Georgette de la Plante. Since then, it has become an epitome of women’s fashion, specifically used for formal clothing dresses.

CHARACTERISTICS OF GEORGETTE FABRIC

  1. Lightweight fabric - this is an all-climate friendly, fine, silk fabric that is especially breathable and flowy.

It is to note that Georgette fabric is also made using synthetic fibers – a different texture than the original silk fabric which is less breathable and lightweight.

  1. Crinkly texture – this crepe silk fabric has a slightly puckered look, due to the use of tightly twisted yarns in the weave.
  2. Semi-sheer fabric - georgette is a translucent fabric, but less sheer than a similar choice of fabric, chiffon. 
  3. Beautiful drape – this flowy fabric has a nice drape that layers well, specifically for dresses and sarees. It can be added over other solid fabrics for an attractive look.
  4. Dyed easily – this fabric can be easily dyed in several colors, with a range of shades and patterns.
  5. Tear-resistant – although lightweight, georgette is made with tight yarn twists making it a strong fabric which cannot be teared easily.

USES OF GEORGETTE FABRIC

  • Dresses - it is an ideal fabric for making dresses. Having a nice drape that suits all body types, georgette fabric is used for bridal wear, evening gowns, and formal occasions. Georgette fabric dresses can be made into different cut such as A-line, flare, wrap and pleated, dresses.
  • Hijab – this fine, quality fabric that does not slip at all, making it an excellent choice for hijab wear. Having a light weight feeling and breathable texture, it is suitable for the summer season.
  • Sarees – for silk sarees, georgette fabric is a good option, as the fabric layers beautifully and the drape helps when the saree is wrapped. Moreover, it can be dyed in different colors and prints.
  • Home decor – apart from being a top clothing material, georgette fabric can also be used for home décor items such as pillow covers, table cloths etc.

WASHING AND DRYING TIPS FOR THIS FABRIC

  • When washing, wash with cold water and a mild detergent in cold water.
  • Soak the clothing item and evenly distribute the detergent.
  • For any excess water, squeeze the cloth.
  • Avoid stretching or pulling the fabric.
  • Lay it flat when drying.

See More

Complete Your Look: Cufflinks for Men

Complete Your Look: Cufflinks for Men

What are Cufflinks and when were they invented? While cufflinks have been around for a long time and a lot of people know and make use of it, there might be some people who do not know about this s...

Read more
Waistcoat For Men

How to Elevate Your Style with a Waistcoat for Men

When we think of menswear, a lot of fashion items have come and go but if we talk about vintage men’s fashion, a waistcoat surely comes in mind. It gives off a classic look that never goes out of s...

Read more