Organza Wedding Dress
Organza is a sheer, lightweight woven fabric that is often used in layers or as a top layer on wedding dresses to add a soft, romantic outline. The finish of organza offers a slight sheen, which beautifully catches the light.
Organza is traditionally made using silk, but as with many modern wedding dress fabrics, more affordable alternatives are now available made from a silk and synthetic fibre blend, or from purely synthetic fibres such as nylon and polyester.
Sometimes confused with chiffon, organza is a stiffer fabric thanks to its tightly twisted yarns, which makes it ideal for creating structure, such as on this Lazaro sherbet silk organza floral printed bridal gown.
Organza is most often seen on A-line, natural waist, dropped-waist and fit-n-flare wedding dresses as it adds volume and structure to skirts without adding bulk or the appearance or more weight. This dreamy Blush by Hayley Page ‘Val’ ivory lace and organza A-line bridal gown is a great example; its barely-there illusion cap sleeve and v-neck bodice transition beautifully into a pleated circular organza skirt.
Another wedding dress style where organza can come in useful is the mermaid wedding dress. Organza’s stiff structure is ideal for creating volume in the mermaid’s skirt to contrast with the fitted body of the gown, as Allure Bridals’ sparkling mermaid silhouette gown with organza ruffles demonstrates.
The flowing gracefulness of organza is an excellent fabric to choose for warm weather weddings, but brides planning nuptials abroad should be aware that organza can wrinkle easily, so it may be one to avoid packing in your suitcase.