Georgette is a type of fabric that is well known for its light weight and sheerness. Its name was coined from the French dressmaker Georgette de la Plante as she was the one to introduce the fabric to the public during the 20th century. It has been believed that the design and characteristics of the fabric have been inspired by chiffon. It may have the same lightweight and sheer qualities, but the former is more durable than the latter. Plus, the georgette fabric comes in two types of sheer: opaque and translucent.
Many fashion designers use the georgette fabric in creating the same clothes that chiffon is used. However, this fabric is more suitable for the conservative crowd as it is not as sheer as chiffon. Some of the types of clothing where this fabric is most commonly used include saris, skirts, gowns, and dresses. In addition to that, this fabric is also used in creating bows, veils, scarves and waist belts that adorn and accessorize the clothes. Because of its thin texture, it is usually layered on top of other fabrics that offer more coverage.
Even though the fabric is considered to be stronger and more durable than chiffon, it is still recommended that wearers follow special care instructions when washing the fabric.