Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sheer, strong, silk or silklike fabric with a dull, crinkled finish.

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  • noun A thin lightweight silk or cotton fabric with a matte finish.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Originally a trademark.]

Examples

  • If crepe was not available, "georgette" was reasonably close.

    ana-ng Diary Entry

  • Pothys offers variety of silk sarees such as georgette, embroidery silks, kancheepuram new silks, kavya kathal pattugal, party wear silks, kanchipuram sarees.

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  • A Panama hat may be made less severe-looking by the addition of an underfacing on the brim of some sheer material, such as georgette or crêpe de chine, finished off at the edge over a wire.

    Make Your Own Hats

  • Generally-speaking, it's all right to machine-wash fabrics such as georgette and Lycra, commonly used in ballroom dance dresses.

    EzineArticles

  • The polka-dot georgette button-down collared shirt she's wearing in the portrait above.

    Meredith Barnett: Sustainable Design Star Carrie Parry

  • Amid a few classic black dresses and exposed shoulders, there were swirls of pink georgette, filmy white chiffon ruffles and even a colorful halter dress that suggested peacocks.

    Belles at Ballet Ball

  • In addition to silk crepe de chine belted jackets with peak lapels, silk/cashmere knit halter tops, pleated skirts and dresses in silk crepe de chine and doublefaced silk georgette in muted colors, there was also a silk/wool bonded silk satin shirt paired with matching skirt and rubber-soled , double-strap sandals made with clear vinyl.

    Resort Wear from Calvin Klein, Jason Wu and Marc by Marc Jacobs

  • However, for his Spring 2011 collection, Gn focused eyelet cotton voile with lace insets, silk georgette and silk crepe in all sorts of colors.

    Linda Grasso: Behind the Scenes at the Andrew Gn Show in Paris

  • He turned out vertical colorblocked dresses with pleat details for daytime and pleated georgette and mousseline ones for night.

    Word of advice for spring wardrobe: caution

  • The polka-dot georgette button-down collared shirt she's wearing in the portrait above.

    Meredith Barnett: Sustainable Design Star Carrie Parry

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