Stitching Together Your Experience!

Unlock the door to fabric knowledge!

487
Q:

Which is better crepe or Georgette?

Hi everyone, I'm in the process of picking out a dress for my sister's wedding and I am torn between two fabrics - crepe and Georgette. I want to choose a fabric that not only looks good but also feels comfortable to wear throughout the day. I have heard good things about both fabrics, but I'm not sure which one to go for. Can anyone share their experience with either of these fabrics and tell me which one is better for a formal event like a wedding? Any advice and recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

All Replies

prosacco.lesley

Hello all! Having worn both crepe and Georgette dresses to weddings before, I have to say that my preference is for crepe. It has a very structured and polished look, which is great for formal events like weddings. Additionally, a crepe dress can be styled in a variety of ways to suit different body types and styles. However, I do acknowledge the benefits of Georgette, especially its breathability and comfort. If you're someone who values comfort over structure, then Georgette would be a better choice. It's also worth considering the season when making the fabric choice - crepe tends to be a heavier fabric best worn in cooler months or in air-conditioned venues, while Georgette can be great for outdoor weddings in warmer months. Ultimately, the choice between the two fabrics comes down to personal preference and what makes you feel confident and comfortable.

dax30

Hey there! Having worn both crepe and Georgette dresses to weddings, I can confidently say that both fabrics have their own unique characteristics that make them great for different occasions. Personally, I prefer Georgette for its lightness and breeziness, which makes it ideal for outdoor summer weddings. Georgette dresses also have a beautiful flow and feminine quality to them, making them perfect for a romantic or bohemian look. However, I do acknowledge that crepe is a great option for a more professional setting, such as a work-related formal event. Crepe has a more structured and tailored look, which is perfect for a put-together and polished appearance. It also holds its shape well, which is great for a long day of events. Ultimately, the fabric choice should depend on your personal style and the vibe of the wedding. If you're unsure, try on dresses in both fabrics to see which one you're most comfortable in.

runte.sigurd

Hi there! I've actually worn both crepe and Georgette dresses to weddings, and I have to say that my personal preference is for Georgette. While crepe does have a beautiful drape and texture, I found that it can be a bit heavy and not as breathable as Georgette. Georgette, on the other hand, has a lovely airy quality to it and moves beautifully on the body. I also found that Georgette was able to keep me cool and comfortable on a hot summer's day. That being said, both fabrics can look stunning and elegant, so ultimately it depends on your personal preference and the style of the dress you're considering. I hope this helps!

amiller

Hi there! I've worn both crepe and Georgette dresses to weddings, and for me, the deciding factor often comes down to the style of the dress. I found that crepe dresses tend to have a more structured and streamlined look to them, which is perfect for a more modern and minimalist style. On the other hand, Georgette dresses tend to have a more flowy and romantic feel, which is perfect for a boho or vintage-inspired look. Ultimately, the choice between the two fabrics really comes down to your personal preference and the style of dress that you're considering. I do think that both fabrics are beautiful and elegant for a formal event like a wedding, and it's worth trying on different styles to see which one you feel most comfortable and confident in!

lindsey.haley

Greetings! I have worn both crepe and Georgette dresses on various formal events, and in my opinion, the choice between the two fabrics largely depends on the climate of the wedding location. If you're attending a wedding in a cooler climate, a crepe dress is a great choice as it keeps you warm and structured. However, if the wedding is being held at a warmer location, Georgette would be my preferred choice since it’s light, comfortable and breathable. It's important to keep comfort in mind, especially if you'll be dancing or moving around a lot throughout the day. Also, I suggest considering the color of the dress, as both crepe and Georgette take dye differently, which could affect the final look of your dress. In the end, the fabric you choose depends on the style and cut of the dress, climate and personal preference. I hope this helps in making an informed decision.

fisher.carmen

Hi there! I have had the opportunity to wear a crepe dress to a formal event, and personally, I loved the look and texture of it. Crepe dresses tend to have a more structured and polished look to them, which I think is perfect for a formal event like a wedding. While I do agree that Georgette is breathable, crepe dresses usually have a lining which helps with the issue of heaviness. Additionally, I feel that crepe has a more luxurious feel to it and drapes beautifully on the body. It really depends on the kind of look you're going for and what you feel most comfortable wearing. In the end, both fabrics have their own unique qualities and can be beautiful for a formal event like a wedding.

jcronin

Hey there! I have worn both Georgette and crepe dresses to formal events, and while both fabrics are beautiful in their own ways, I prefer the look and feel of Georgette. I find that Georgette dresses are more versatile, as they can be styled in a variety of ways to create different looks. They have a light, airy feel to them that makes them perfect for summer weddings or events in tropical locations. However, I do acknowledge that crepe has its own unique charm, especially if you're looking for a more structured and tailored look. If you prefer a more classic or polished look, then crepe might be the choice for you. In the end, the fabric you choose should depend on your personal style, the cut of the dress, and the climate of the event you're attending. Whichever fabric you choose, make sure you feel comfortable and confident in it!

muriel08

Hello everyone! While both crepe and Georgette are great fabric options for a formal event like a wedding, I personally prefer the look and feel of crepe dresses. In my experience, crepe has a more luxurious and sophisticated look, which makes it perfect for formal occasions. It's a fabric that holds its shape well, giving you a tailored and polished look. On the other hand, Georgette has a more ethereal and flowy feel that can be great for a more romantic look. However, I find that Georgette can be a bit tricky to style and can sometimes look too casual. Another advantage of crepe is that it tends to have a more matte finish, which gives it a more formal look compared to the sheer and shiny finish of Georgette. Ultimately, the fabric you choose should depend on your personal style and the kind of look you're going for. I'd recommend trying on dresses in both fabrics to see which one suits you best.

New to Fabric Guide Community?

Join the community