Lace, satin, charmeuse, chiffon, tulle, and organza will rank among the top 6 most traditional bridal fabrics. Some brides also make their wedding gowns with georgette, velvet, muslin, brocade, and taffeta, but these materials are not that traditional or popular. Most girls know about satin, lace, and the other popular bridal fabrics, but from my experience I haven’t seen many know a lot about organza, though a bridal dress made from this material can be as beautiful. So I thought of sharing some information on this wonderful dress material.
What Is Organza?
Organza is a plain and thin weave, a sheer fabric that has traditionally been made from silk. However, now, you will often find the fabric being woven with synthetic filament fibers like nylon or polyester. This has been done to bring down the cost. But that is not the only reason. The synthetic fibers also make organza more durable than silk.
Many mills weave the silk organza fabric around the world. These mills are located in the Zhejiang of China and along the Yangtze River, India, Turkmenistan and elsewhere. There are mills in Italy and France that weave a finer version of silk organza, which is highly prized as eveningwear and bridal wear. Jakob Schlaepfer and Hausammann are two of the best organza manufacturers in Switzerland. Ruffo Coli is a famous Italian maker, while Belinac is a renowned manufacturer of the fabric from France.
Organza is also used by interior designers to decorate bedrooms. Its use is popular in sheer curtains. Over the years, its use has only increased.
Organza Is Extremely Lightweight
Bridal organza fabric is extremely crisp and lightweight. It is very airy too, because of which the material has often been compared with chiffon. Many famous wedding dress designers, such as Stella York, Vera Wang, David’s Bridal, and others create gowns with organza. The organza fabric is a timeless classic in bridal wear, and it is likely to remain a hot wedding dress fabric in 2018 and beyond.
Organza as a Dress Material
The organza fabric is also used as a layer in the wedding gown, and in prom or cocktail dresses, and as a veil too because of its lightness. The fabric will work very well for your full skirt in the wedding gown. It has very good shape-keeping properties, is resistant to wrinkling easily, and is highly durable, making it an excellent choice. The silhouette too will be gorgeous because of the smooth surface.
The see-through fabric has a fine texture and slight sheen. Its shimmering quality catches and reflects light.
Organza and Organdie
The fabrics are both quite similar, but the fibers are different. The twisted yarns have plain and open weave. Organdy, which is also spelled as organdie, usually has nylon or cotton, while organza can be made of rayon, polyester or silk. Organdy, unlike organza, is prone to wrinkles. Though there are some differences between the two, but organza and organdie are both some of the crispest and sheerest materials you will find.