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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The collection remains true to her design aesthetic while stepping it up: long layers of fringe, pearl details floating above organza ruffles, and excellent tailoring. Michelle Li, Teen Vogue, "Meet The Designer Who Wants Everyone To Wear More Sheer Clothing," 10 Sep. 2019 Luddington, 35, chose a custom-fit couture gown by Mira Zwillinger featuring a strapless corseted bodice with sweetheart-style neckline, mermaid silhouette with flared skirt made from silk organza, georgette and tulle. Katie Intner,, "Grey’s Anatomy Star Camilla Luddington Says Her Wedding Dress Was a 'Dream:' Get All the Design Details," 21 Aug. 2019 The color of the dress, which is a shade of blush, is obtained from different layers of tulle and organza that make the body of the gown. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Designer Luisa Beccaria Reveals What It Was Really Like to Make Lady Gabriella Windsor's Wedding Dress," 18 May 2019 The dress that Balenciaga made for Sonsoles's coming-out ball—an exquisite meringue of almond pink taffeta and lace—is included in the exhibition, as is her magnificent wedding gown of oyster satin organza embroidered in silver thread. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Takes in the Best of Madrid, Past and Present," 24 June 2019 If the hottest trends like tulle, animal prints, organza, and neon are any indication, fashion is anything but subtle right now. Dominique Hobdy, Essence, "Go For The Bold With Head-Turning Statement Jewelry," 5 June 2019 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

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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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