or·​gan·​za | \ ȯr-ˈgan-zə How to pronounce organza (audio) \

Definition of organza

: a sheer dress fabric (as of silk or nylon) resembling organdy

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As a nod to the kindergarteners by day slash superheroes who save the world before bedtime, there were capes aplenty, ranging from neon organza pleats and layered checkerboard tulle to pink metallic sequins. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "Inside Christian Cowan x The Powerpuff Girls’s International Women’s Day Celebration," 11 Mar. 2019 The back of the dress was finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons fastened by Rouleau loops. Erin Hill,, "Princess Brides! A Side-by-Side Comparison of Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's Wedding Gowns," 19 May 2018 Outerwear and skirts may come in leather or macintosh, but those materials are sometimes paired with softer ones, like layers of organza in the case of one eye-catching slit skirt. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Plan C, the New Label From the Family Behind Marni, Is the Coolest Thing to Come out of Milan," 27 Feb. 2019 With Padukone in a Sabyasachi lehenga embellished with zardosi metal embroidery paired with a khadi blouse and organza dupatta the fashion was stunning, but dancing was the night’s priority. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas End Winter Wedding Season With a Bang," 21 Dec. 2018 Lace, chiffon, and organza from past wedding dresses had been tailored into tiny suits, and stitched into gowns. Kate Bennis, Good Housekeeping, "These Angel Gowns Bring Comfort to Grieving Families," 26 Dec. 2018 To refresh your memory: Markle's gown was custom designed by Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller and featured a bateau neckline, three-quarter-length sleeves, and a long, trailing train, all done in triple silk organza. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Meghan Markle's Actual Wedding Dress May Go on Display Later This Year," 20 Aug. 2018 Topping off the already ornately detailed gown was a bodice adorned with 8,000 pieces including white and iridescent blue organza flowers, beads, and feathers. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Penelope Cruz's Chanel Couture Gown Took Nearly 300 Hours to Embroider," 18 Sep. 2018 An ethereal white coat by Wadha Al Hajri (spring/summer 2017), which repeats the intricate mashrabiya pattern in cut silk organza, is of a beauty that transcends time and place. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Contemporary Muslim Fashions’ Review: Eye-Catching Modesty," 19 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of organza

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for organza

probably alteration of Lorganza, a trademark

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