Organza fabric is a lightweight, plain weave material with a crisp hand. It has an outstanding drape and is often used by tailors to create dresses and skirts with volume. Organza is also a very strong fabric, so do not be tricked by its sheer look.
Organza is traditionally made from silk. Its cotton variety is called organdy, and it has similar properties to organza. Nowadays, you can find all kinds of organza fabric, both natural and synthetic. An everybody’s favourite for evening and wedding gowns, this stiff material has a subtle sheen.
What Is Organza Fabric Like? / Organza Fabric Characteristics
Organza fabric has a stiff and wiry finish, because it is made with highly twisted filament yarns. It was brought to Europe …show more content…
Chiffon is very flowy, while organza has a stiffer drape, and it can help hold the more delicate fabrics when placed underneath for support.
Some of you might be confused over organza and tulle. Though both fabrics are lightweight and see-through, their structure is different. If you look closer, you’ll notice that tulle is like netting and resembles a hexagonal mesh. Organza, on the contrary, is a plain weave fabric, so there’s barely any space between two weaving threads, either in the weft or in the warp.
Are ‘organza’ and ‘organdy’ synonyms? In fact, they are. The only difference between them is composition: organza is made of silk, viscose, rayon or synthetic fibers, and organdy is made of cotton.
Many Types of Organza Fabric
Organza is produced in a wide range of colors and prints. Its amazing ability to give volume to a dress encouraged fabric manufacturers to create all kinds of organza types to satisfy every need.
Ready to be amazed? Here they are!
• Embroidered organza (decorated with beads, rhinestones, sequins, satin stitch and much more)
• Crystal organza (very …show more content…
You can construct a whole wedding ensemble with this sheer cloth alone, or use it give body to your design, e.g. by making an organza underskirt.
Fashion Organza Dresses
Silk organza is a great material for high-end bridal and prom dresses. See-through and lightweight, it is most suitable for a spring/summer season. Since this cloth is known for its structured drape, fashion designers prefer to use it for full dresses where it is next to none. Still, there are no restrictions in the world of haute couture, so expect to see all kinds of shapes created with organza fabric.
Below are some of the most popular dress silhouettes that you can easily construct with this fantastic woven material.
1. Full dresses
This type of dress gets its name after the skirt, which is full rather than close-fitting. Organza is perfect for making a ball gown or an A-line dress. You can use several layers of organza to create a full shape, or combine it with chiffon to get a softer drape. Another application includes pleated or ruched organza to accentuate the waistline. We love full dresses because they are suitable for any body shape, whether you’re slim or