Friday, October 30, 2020

Georgette sari

Georgette sari

Georgette is a light-weight, crinkled and sheer fabric, displaying an overall bouncy look. A strong absorbent, Georgette is easy to dye and has dull-rough texture. Georgette is woven in highly twisted yarns of S & Z, in both warp and weft. Georgette is woven in two forms: Pure and Faux. Pure Georgette is woven out of Silk yarns, while the Faux Georgette is woven from Rayon and Polyeste.

Origin and History

Back in the 20th century, Madame Georgette de la Plante introduced the tenderness of a gorgeous fabric widely now known as ‘Georgette’. The most of its usage has been dated back to 1915. She was a French dressmaker, who like every other French ‘fashion designer’ (as they are known now), was an innovative individual who was well known for her ‘net finish’ of all her gowns and dresses.

The Making

Originally Georgette was made from silk. It later included the usage of rayon blends. However, modern Georgette is mostly made with the use of synthetic filaments. The most intriguing part of the making of Georgette is the crepe like twist. It is made with crepe weave by alternating between two ends of the right hand with two ends of the left- hand hard twist yarns.


Initially, the fabric was restricted for trimming and layering purposes. With the passage of time, the fabric has been branched into many sub categories. The various kinds of Georgette currently available are:

Jacquard Georgette fabric

Nylon Georgette fabric

Viscose Georgette fabric

Silk Georgette fabric

Polyester Georgette fabric

Satin Georgette fabric

Style & Attire

While Chiffon gives a pretty and flowing look, many fashion designers use Georgette for the same purpose, but also for the more conservative crowd that prefers a little more opaque material. Blouses, dresses, saris, gowns and skirts are some of the most common garments on which fashion designers frequently use Georgette.

Many fashion designers also use Georgette to adorn and accessorize their designs, due to its highly absorbent nature. Strings, Waist belts, Bows, Scarves, Veils are few to name. Stockings and accessories for slips on is another area of trending designs in Georgette.


Though Georgette is considered a stronger material than chiffon, it is still advisable to follow special care while washing. Some key methods that can be followed include:

Hand wash

Usage of a very light detergent

Air drying is apt as over-exposure to sunlight often causes the fabric to lose its color

Interesting Facts and Comparisons

Pure Georgette is quite expensive compared to all the variations of the fabric.

Traditionally Georgette garments were only worn by the royal families as they were expensive yet elegant. Georgette was the fabric that denoted class and hence most of the initial Georgette gowns were passed down through the ages.

Not all Georgette fabrics are the same. There exists a kind known as the ‘faux Georgette’. These can be identified with the roughness of the material. While pure Georgette has a kind of soft roughness, the faux Georgette has really hard roughness to it.

Considered to be at least 5 times cheaper than pure Georgette, the faux Georgette can be clearly equated with its price.

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