Organza Fabric

How organza fabric is used in wedding dress apparel

Once you use organza and test its magical properties, you will assuredly never want to part company with this type of fabric. Organza fabric will interminably hold its place in each collection of yours as this sheer material is the epitome of enchanted, almost regal, elegance.

Today we are going to look at the reasons organza fabric is opted for by so many designers, especially in wedding dresses apparel.

organza fabric Viktor&Rolf

While transparent and sheer, organza  is a stiff fabric. Many tailors use it to create voluminous skirts and dresses. The material can decoy you as it looks delicate and lightweight, however, be certain: organza is downright durable. Like many other luxurious textiles, it was brought to Europe from the East at the end of the 18th century. Traditionally, the fabric was produced by weaving silk fibers, and it used to be high-priced, but with the advent of synthetic materials it became more affordable for high-fashionistas – semi-translucent weightless fabrics devotees.

A silk, polyester or viscose “cocktail” bestowed durability, iridescence effect and pearl lustrous finish on this fabric. Most modern organza types are made from 100% polyester fibers

Nowadays organza is one of the most popular fabrics for wedding- and evening-wear. It holds a particularly structured silhouette. Owing to this property, organza still remains a premier choice for whimsical and sophisticated design devotees on the grounds that this type of fabric is used for layered gowns to add fullness.

dress Elihav Sasson organza
Elihav Sasson

The variety of organza dresses is indeed infinite. Often these are lush, long or short, straight dresses, with airy sleeves of different length, complemented by a voluminous collar or a transparent cape. Organza can be complemented by exquisite embroidery, and also combined with shiny sateen fabrics and lace.

These dresses are elegant and airy.

dress Saiid Kobeisy organza fabric
Saiid Kobeisy

Organza fabric features

So what are the advantages of organza fabric?

Here’s a quick list:

  • Strength, tear resistance.
  • Airiness and light weight.
  • Light transmission.
  • Aesthetic appearance of the end item.
  • Low creasing.
  • Minimal shrinkage.
  • Stiffness and dimensional stability. Owing to these properties, organza helps create ruffles and fluffy areas of dresses as well as crisp drapes.

Together with the advantages, there are always certain disadvantages that you need to accept and consider when you are working with organza fabric.

The disadvantages of organza include:

  • Poor breathability.
  • The material is slippery and can be hard to cut and work with.
  • Many organza types can generate static electricity on surfaces.
  • Moisture ingress causes the fabric to become wavy, therefore, it is necessary to smooth organza fabric with dry iron before cutting it.

In modern organza production, the finest polyester threads are used and they must be very stiff. Before being weaved, the threads are thoroughly tested, and at the next stages of production they are specially processed to give them a typical shine

dress Georges Hobeika organza
Georges Hobeika

Given this, we differentiate between matte and shiny organza. In addition, the fabric can be plain and smooth or patterned.

You can buy organza of the highest craftsmanship quality in the online fabric store Wedding Style. High collars, voluminous sleeves, and previously unheard-of ruffled layered hems – all this will become possible if you visit our wedding fabrics store. Our managers will quickly clue you in the properties of the organza fabric of your choice, on top of that, they will choose the most suitable organza fabric variety for you.

You can also find the assortment and read up the description of each product in the Organza category on your own.

The Care of Organza Fabric

Like any other textiles, organza outfits require proper care.

It is recommended to wash organza items by hand with a detergent, submerging them in warm water for several hours. Rinse each item well by running cool water through the it. Do not wring or apply mechanical treatment. For machine washing select a delicate mode, do not spin and use a liquid detergent. The water temperature should not exceed 40 °C.

For drying, first, straighten organza clothes and / or fabric, then hang them in a well-ventilated area. If ironing, use the lowest temperature setting and iron on a damp fabric.

By following this quick list recommendations, you will keep your organza garments and textile glamorous, attractive and lasting.