georgette

noun

geor·​gette jȯr-ˈjet How to pronounce georgette (audio)
: a sheer crepe woven from hard-twisted yarns to produce a dull pebbly surface

Examples of georgette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thai Nguyen Atelier silk georgette gown with a plunging neckline and dramatic sleeves was another welcomed stunner. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2021 Chiffon, taffeta, dévoré satins, floral print crêpe de chines, silk georgette, and guipure lace—a trove dreamy materials and examples of superior workmanship, are kept in the Valentino archives, otherwise destined to never be used again. Giorgia Feroldi, Vogue, 14 Dec. 2022 Quinn style makes for a timeless choice with its light georgette fabric and nimble pleats. Jaimie Potters, ELLE, 24 Sep. 2022 For the intimate affair, Stefani wore a custom lily white Vera Wang Haute silk georgette gown with a sweetheart plunging neckline, cut away back, fitted bodice and high low hand tumbled tulle skirt. Amethyst Tate, PEOPLE.com, 4 July 2022 Glamorous Gowns From silk georgette and satin to airy tulle and chiffon designs, nothing’s more whimsical for a wedding lineup than a floral print gown. Laura Lajiness Kaupke, Vogue, 20 Mar. 2022 The fuchsia ensemble included a voluminous embroidered cape, silk georgette shirt and pants, accessorized with a clutch and leather gloves in the same hue, easily among the night’s most popular colors. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 May 2022 The gown was made of an ivory silk georgette with handmade drapery embellished with a floral Lily of the Valley motif made of crystals and beads. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 6 Apr. 2022 The long, triple silk georgette dress, with a deep front, lotus flower embroidery and a matching belt, is from Giorgio Armani's Spring/Summer 2022 Cruise Collection, and retails for $4,700. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 24 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

from Georgette, a trademark

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of georgette was in 1915

Cite this Entry

“Georgette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/georgette. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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