organza

noun
or·gan·za | \ȯr-ˈgan-zə \

Definition of organza 

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

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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 In show notes, the brand was also careful to emphasize the fabrics used, organza and chiffon among them, directly mentioning fur only once (the adorable ermine). Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Fendi Embraces Faux Over Fur in Paris Couture Show," 5 July 2018 Victoria, wearing a blush pink floral organza Jenny Packham gown, arrived arm in arm with her husband, Prince Daniel. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Prove They Are the Sexiest Royal Wedding Guests Ever," 4 June 2018 Her iconic choice included a bateau neckline and a triple silk organza underskirt. Southern Living, "The Estimated Cost Of Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress," 14 June 2018 The five-meter silk tulle veil took longer to complete than the dress—almost 500 hours meticulously spent creating each flower with silk threads and organza on a flat surface before sewing it onto the veil. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Untold Story of Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress," 22 May 2018 The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Kensington Palace releases details, sketches of Meghan Markle's wedding dress," 20 May 2018 The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Kensington Palace releases details, sketches of Meghan Markle's wedding dress," 20 May 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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