geor·​gette | \ jȯr-ˈjet How to pronounce georgette (audio) \

Definition of georgette

: a sheer crepe woven from hard-twisted yarns to produce a dull pebbly surface

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The crunchy taffeta and faille skirts, a hallmark of the house, are reinterpreted as silky palazzo pants or georgette ruffles, better made for lounging and dancing. Chloe Malle, WSJ, "How Designer Wes Gordon is Reimagining Carolina Herrera for the Next Generation," 6 Dec. 2018 With thousands of gold paillettes covering the tight georgette gown, Harris brought the drama and even managed to overshadow the towering set pieces and props that filled the Microsoft Theatre. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Naomie Harris Goes for Gold in Miu Miu—And Wins," 5 Apr. 2018 Attico georgette top, $992 at; Club Monaco viscose skirt, $168 at Club Monaco,; Balenciaga kitten heels, $1,026 at Hayley Phelan, New York Times, "5 Fresh Prints to Wear Now," 28 Mar. 2018 Made from georgette, the flowing pants are overlaid with a sheer skirt, which ties at the waist. Kavita Daswani,, "Marie France Van Damme unveils her '70s-inspired capsule collection in time for those Oscar parties," 2 Mar. 2018 The eclectic effect also extended to the styling of the clothes, which included preppy tartans, marigold sweaters, sweet floral georgette dresses, and some terrific leathers and shearlings in distressed textures or juicy colors. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "Jacobs Fights the Bulls, Kors Goes for Showbiz," 15 Feb. 2018 With high necklines and long, full sleeves, rendered in fluid fabrics like silk georgette and crêpe de chine, these are not prudish throwbacks but blank canvases for designer whimsy. Kimberly Chrisman-campbell, WSJ, "Fall’s Statement Blouse: Jolt Your Work Look," 14 Sep. 2017 The collection relies on neutrals such as black and beige in sheer georgette and satin weave charmeuse and features many of the house's signature motifs, including lush lace and vibrant florals. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dolce & Gabbana Introduces a Collection of Hijabs and Abayas," 5 Jan. 2016 Barneys has taken additional markdowns for savings of up to 75 percent on an Ulla Johnson silk georgette maxi dress ($289, originally $725), Aquazzura lace-up flats ($279, originally $695) and other covetable bits. Alison S. Cohn, New York Times, "Hold Onto Your Wallets! January Brings Big Designer Discounts," 4 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of georgette

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for georgette

from Georgette, a trademark

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