A very light-weight, sheer textured, dull-finished and a beautiful flowy look ! such is the beauty of Georgette fabric. Woven from alternating the S and Z twisted yarns, both in warp and weft, this fabric was originally made from silk. The royalty this fabric depicted because of the gorgeous drape and translucent appearance that was adored by ladies of aristocratic families in early 19th Century. It was even considered as a symbol of royalty because of its beautiful drape. And even now, it is still the first choice for designing heavy embroidered evening gowns and saris.
One thing which makes this fabric attractive is its highly absorbent nature which makes it easy to dye. Because of the easy tie-and-dye possible on Georgette, it is available in thousands of prints and colors.
Shibori technique is often practiced on georgette fabric. Indigo inspired Shibori tie-and-dye outfits made of georgette is so much in vogue that all high-street designers are playing with it.
Georgette made from silk is still the most expensive kind of georgette available today and is popular as what we may have heard often as Pure Georgette. But because of the vast variety of fabrics introduced from time to time, Georgette is also blended with many fabrics to form more affordable variants.
One of the most extensively used georgette is Polyester Georgette. Most of the small boutiques and brands use this Polyester georgette in designing dresses. The difference cannot be seen from the naked eye. It can only be felt by touching the texture as Pure Georgette is much softer.
Origin of Georgette fabric
Unlike other traditional hand-made fabrics, georgette is a very new fabric introduced in early 19th century by a French Designer Madame Georgette de la Plante. In fact, this fabric is named after this French dress-maker only. The inspiration of this fabric comes from a very similar fabric Chiffon which is more durable. As compared to chiffon which is a very transparent fabric, Georgette is much more opaque and translucent.
The Varieties in Georgette fabric
Georgette was initially used for layering alone but designers have constantly innovated and have brought its usage across wide spectrum of modern designer wear and even in home décor applications.
Let’s take a look at some of the easy to find varieties of Georgette:
Pure Georgette/Silk Georgette
Georgette Style Inspirations
Georgette has really come of age with stunning adaptations in all kinds of contemporary outfits like blouses, saris, anarkali suits, shirts, skirts, lehengas and even kurtas are designed with georgette fabrics.
Take a look at some of the style diaries of Georgette fabric.
Anita Dongre’s Georgette Collection at Lakme Fashion week 2016
Anita Dongre’s collection “Love notes’ at Lakme Fashion Week 2016 was a fusion of Cotton and Chanderi silk with georgette. And it looked simply gorgeous. Long Slit kurta, jackets and gowns in white georgettes, skirts and kurtas in a fusion of georgette and Chanderi silk made stunning statements on the ramp.
Anarkali suits with jackets in georgettes were a beautiful amalgamation of contemporary wear with a traditional touch.
What made our heat beat faster was an alluring blue gown inspired with floral prints on georgette fabric which looked so mesmerizing. If you are an upcoming bride or a bridesmaid, you need to look no farther. The lovely georgette collection of Anita dongre can certainly be the most modish inspiration you can absorb without a second thought.
Check out these Bollywood beauties dazzling in georgette saris.
Rani Mukherjee’s Sabysachi designer sari gives us major style goals of mixing georgette with silk. Check prints on silk with heavy embroidered georgette is an amazing blend of different fabrics and prints.
Not to be missed is Shilpa Shetty’s multi-colored georgette sari. This sari definitely is a proof that how easy it is to mix infinite colors in georgette.
Georgette for Home Décor
Because home décor is something we don’t usually experiment with, that is the reason most of us would be unaware how one fabric can make your home décor look alluring. Now you know how versatile and splendid georgette is, then why not play around with different hues in georgette fabrics to decorate your home.
Take a look at some of the home décor ideas with georgette fabric. The complete ten piece bed set is made out of georgette fabric. And it looks so gorgeous.
Because georgette can be easily dyed in so many colors, which is the reason it is also used for designing cushion covers. Though embroidery has to be done very carefully on georgette fabric, but when done, it looks enticing.
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It is true that georgette is a high maintenance fabric but as it is said, every good thing in this world requires some hard-work. And a fabric as beautiful as georgette with never ending possibilities is definitely worth it.
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