We all love georgette and chiffon outfits as they are lightweight and sheer in texture but the confusion is also at its peak when it comes to choosing between the two fabrics. With each passing day, innovations are on the rise in the textile industry. So many types of different and unique fabrics are produced giving birth to more and more doubts. Before choosing which one is better for you, one should know some facts about both fabrics as there are certain similarities which make them loved by everyone and dissimilarities which will make you distinguish between the two.
The history of this fabric can be traced back to colonial times. The fabric was originally made with silk but with Industrial expansion, the production of chiffon was done using textiles also. The non-silk chiffon was made available in 1938 for a layman. From then, once known as the fabric of Royals became the hot favorite of everyone as it became much cheaper than silk chiffon. It doesn't matter which category it is, there are some properties you will find in all types of chiffon fabric.
With advancements in textile design, there are so many different types of chiffon fabrics available. These can be differentiated on account of organic or synthetic fibers and also some of the properties differ like the technique of weaving. Some of the prominent types of chiffon which are readily available in every Indian Fabric store are:
Georgette fabric is made out of plain and strong fabric. It has tear-resistant and lightweight properties. Clothes made from georgette have a semi-sheer and gritty look with a flowy look. It is believed that chiffon is the source of inspiration behind the georgette fabric. Georgette is long-lasting and has been strong.
Georgette is made of polyester and cotton. There are several different types of georgette fabric made with different blends of natural and synthetic fibers. Whereas the chiffon fabric is made out of silk or synthetic fabric only. Chiffon can be made from organic fabrics but georgette is made from synthetic or unnatural variations.
Georgette fabric is made of twisted threads and gives an abrasive texture when touched. Chiffon's puckered texture is caused by the twists in the crepe yarns which give fabric elasticity and abrasive texture.
Georgette cloth is a lightweight fabric with a semi-transparent look and grainy texture. Chiffon is a lightweight, simple, and flowing fabric available in the market. It is also sometimes found to be sheer. The material used in the mix can make it transparent or translucent with a balanced shininess or sheerness.
Georgette is duller than chiffon. The ends of the chiffon can be softer and more fragile. Chiffon drapes are better than georgette in layers and volume because of their superior sheerness. Whereas the georgette is thicker and sturdier making it perfect for the blouse due to its support.
Choosing the right fabric for your clothing can make all the difference in the final product. At FabCouture, we offer an exclusive range of the finest chiffon and georgette fabrics. Chiffon is incredibly lightweight and fluid, making it perfect for empire waist dresses that require a flowing drape. On the other hand, Georgette has a wider ply and a bulkier texture compared to Chiffon and is sheerer than silk. While it may reduce the drape slightly, it adds body to the fabric. Our customers can choose from these fabrics according to their preferences and budget, and create stunning garments that are both comfortable and fashionable.