or·​gan·​za | \ ȯr-ˈgan-zə \

Definition of organza

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

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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 These extend towards the back of the dress, where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Meghan Markle's Stella McCartney reception dress won't be part of royal wedding exhibit, report says," 30 Aug. 2018 This spring, flower power has sprouted up everywhere — from Dries van Noten's blockbuster botanical organza ensembles to Jeff Koons's garden-party-ready Gazing Ball show at NYC's David Zwirner. Jesse Dorris, House Beautiful, "In Bloom: Beacon Hill's New Midnight Garden Collection," 15 May 2013 Her Majesty’s collared top featured an elegant stripe detail in sheer organza to contrast against, and elevate, the crisp cotton base. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Letizia of Spain Has a Posh Alternative to the Summer Shirtdress," 27 June 2018 Thanks to a heavy emphasis on linen, the tailoring had a softer-than-usal feeling, even when overlaid with panels of silk and organza to create floral landscapes as impressively drafted as anything on Carlotta’s walls or ceilings. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Male Patterned Boldness: Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Sartoria Ode to Villa Carlotta," 9 July 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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