Definition of georgette in US English:



  • A thin silk or crêpe dress material.

    ‘gowns and lingerie made of georgette’
    count noun ‘a georgette that looks like organza’
    as modifier ‘a georgette skirt’
    • ‘Raw silk, georgette, and linen are the fabrics in which she crafts her signature pant suits and sexy evening dresses.’
    • ‘Over silk georgette, cashmere and wool, Napa once again becomes the leading material of the collection embroidered with purling and little glass pearls and studs.’
    • ‘Other fabrics on display were Pashmina shawls, also hand woven traditionally, silk, chiffon and georgette saris with sequin work and embroidery.’
    • ‘The attached skirt made of silk georgette is also layered around the hips with green and rose embroidered lace to create a bustle effect.’
    • ‘Soft silk georgette and organza graphic floral prints give the line a feminine touch, whereas some pieces present a more sculpted interpretation of the 60s mod trend, giving the line a sharper kick.’


Early 20th century: named after Georgette de la Plante ( c 1900), French dressmaker.