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Which is better chiffon or georgette?

Hi everyone, I am in the process of choosing a fabric for a dress I want to have made. I have narrowed it down to chiffon and georgette, but I am having trouble deciding which one is better. I am looking for a fabric that is lightweight and flows well, but also has some structure so it doesn't cling to my body. I will be wearing the dress to a summer wedding and want to be comfortable in the heat.

I would love to hear from anyone who has experience working with either chiffon or georgette, or who has worn clothing made from these materials. Which one do you think is better for my needs? Any tips or advice on working with these fabrics would also be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

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Hello! As someone who has worked with both chiffon and georgette, I would recommend georgette over chiffon for a summer wedding. While chiffon is light and airy, it can be a bit too sheer for some occasions and can also require special care when trying to work with it. Also, depending on the weave of the chiffon, it may have a tendency to cling to your body which can be uncomfortable in hot weather.

Georgette, on the other hand, is also light and airy but has a slightly more opaque quality to it. It’s a great option for summer weddings as it provides enough coverage to not require a lining, making the dress lighter and more breathable. Additionally, it does not wrinkle easily, can be machine washed and tends to hold its shape better than chiffon.

In the end, both fabrics can be great choices depending on what you're looking for. So, when making your fabric choice, it's important to consider the style, occasion and use of your dress to determine the best choice for you.


Hi there! Personally, I think georgette might be a better option for you. I've worked with both chiffon and georgette before, and while chiffon can be really beautiful and ethereal, I find that it can be somewhat finicky to work with. Chiffon has a lot of floaty movement, which can make it difficult to cut and sew, and it's also prone to fraying.

Georgette, on the other hand, also has a lovely flowy quality, but it's a little bit more substantial than chiffon. I find that it has a bit more structure and holds up a bit better over time. It's also less prone to fraying than chiffon, which makes it a bit easier to work with.

That being said, both fabrics can be really stunning when used in the right way. If you have your heart set on chiffon, I would just recommend being extra careful when working with it and using a really sharp pair of scissors to avoid any unwanted fraying. Good luck choosing your fabric!


Hi there! I would like to weigh in on this discussion with a different perspective. I personally prefer chiffon over georgette, especially for summer events like a wedding. While chiffon can be a bit tricky to work with, it has a more delicate and ethereal quality that I find perfectly suited for a romantic occasion like a wedding.

Chiffon has a light, airy feel to it and drapes beautifully on the body. It is true that it's a bit sheer, but if you choose a good quality chiffon and use a lining with a similar drape, then your dress won't be too heavy or hot. I also love the way chiffon catches the light - it has a subtle shimmer that makes it look really luxurious and elegant.

That being said, both fabrics have their pros and cons, and I would definitely recommend consulting with your dressmaker to determine which fabric suits your specific design and comfort needs.


Hello there! I second the opinion that georgette would be a better choice for you. In my opinion, chiffon is a more delicate fabric and tends to be sheerer, making it necessary to layer it with another fabric making the dress heavier. While georgette provides better coverage and its flowy quality is less prone to wrinkling.

Georgette has a slightly more rustic feel and has an appealing drape that is due to its crepe surface giving it less flare which makes it more structurally stable. It does not need constant ironing or pressing and washing in the machine is often a safe option.

Overall, it's important to consider how you plan to wear the dress and ensure that the fabric has the desired feel you're looking for. Whatever fabric you go with, make sure to do a test run with your dressmaker to make sure that the fabric you choose will meet your expectations. Good luck with your choice, and I hope your dress turns out beautifully!

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