- Chiffon is very lightweight and flowing, meaning that it does not cling to the body and is very good for styles with a lot of draping, like dresses with empire waists. It can be a bit sheer, so you will often find it draped in multiple layers.
- Chiffon is a nice fabric for muted colors and pastels because it does not have a distinct sheen, allowing delicate colors come through. It can be found in regular or “crinkle” chiffon, meaning that the fabric will have a subtle accordion pleat.
- Chiffon is ideal for outdoor or daytime weddings, as its light weight will keep girls cool.
- Georgette is quite similar to chiffon in drape and feel.
- It is only slightly heavier than chiffon and a bit less sheer.
- It is ideal for outdoor or daytime weddings, as its light weight will keep girls cool.
Difference Between Chiffon & Georgette Fabric
The easiest way to explain the difference is in their appearance and weight.
- Chiffon is thinner and more sheer and has more drape.
- Georgette has a thicker ply, resulting in a heavier fabric that although sheer, is more semi sheer if compared to chiffon. It’s drape is slightly less, but it gives it more body.
- Chiffon is used more in dresses giving it a diaphanous look and is often layered for modesty and volume because of its sheerness.
- Georgette is more often used in soft blouses because it has more structure and body being a slightly thicker fabric.