Georgette (chiffon) is a very lightweight, sheer material made from 100% polyester. It is generally used in evening and formal wear, since it drapes well and can add a floaty look to gowns and dresses. Georgette is used mainly for the couture ballroom dress as an 8 panel layered skirt piece (consisting of 4 layers), godets and floats.
Georgette has a grainy texture, a sheer feel, and a thin, very dry hand. It is heavier than chiffon, and is similar to silk crepe, but is not as soft or lustrous as crepe. Georgette is durable, but snags easily. Drapes very fluidly, and falls into soft ripples. With its creped surface, this sheer and strong silk fabric is great for standard floats, blouses, bias-cut flared skirts, evening wear, dresses, and scarves.
Georgette is also available for a half circle pleating service of a 70cm drop and a 90cm drop.