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Organza Trend is Getting Bigger – 6 Brands Beautiful Organza Summer Dress Options

When someone talks about the Organza trend, I remember one of my memories from very early childhood. We had this neighbor who was a great tailor. My mom made her make our dresses for special occasions like weddings or something special about the school. And they were talking about all these weird words like Organza. She artfully tailored Organza summer dresses and Organza blouses for us for these special days.

The organza trend is getting bigger this season, and I couldn’t help but remember those old good days—the days we used to go to tailors occasionally. Today, we are in a very fast world. I decided to write about the Organza trend last week, and some items I wanted to share have already sold out. Thanks to our fashion and street style bloggers, everything is even faster.

You’ll thank me later for bringing you “the hip items” of the season. But start to follow my “I MUST OWN that sh*t” series on every Wednesday.

Organza Trend – Premium / Luxury Brands

In this segment, I found more premium, sometimes luxury brands, with higher quality and attention to detail in their garments. Some organza fabrics are made of silk, so you can justify the price you are spending on them.

If you spend more than $200 on an item, you should consider buying more classic pieces from these brands.

Theory

Theory Overlay Midi Dress in Good Linen – $425.00
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Reformation

If you care about where you buy your clothes with more transparent resources, Reformation is one of the best brands to shop for. Relatively affordable with quality products with quality fabrics.

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Vina Dress – $248
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Cynthia Rowley

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Cynthia Rowley Organza Flower Strapless Minidress – $475
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Fast Fashion Brands

No need for an introduction.

Zara

ZARA is your “must” shopping destination for trendy pieces. They are so fast. I can’t even catch it as a fashion blogger.

Zara is a legendary fast-fashion house. One thing about Zara is that most of the items you get are quality, so you may wear them for more than one season if you are not stuck in the trend train.

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Zara ORGANZA FLORAL DRESS

Zara Organza Midi Skirt

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Anthropologie

I always go to Anthropologie when I want to be a bit different in my everyday style, more girlier than my usual minimal style. Anthropologie’s price can be a little higher than Zara, H&M or Asos, but you will definitely find different things or head-turning items like my bag here. So many people asked me about this bag I can’t believe really.

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Neck Organza Mini Dress – $168.00
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Nasty Gal

I must admit that after bankruptcy and all the drama with Sophia Amoruso, I kind of lost my faith in the brand, but I still check what they have to offer. Surprisingly, I still find the cutest stuff at Nasty Gal.

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Sheer Mixed Sequin Embellished Maxi Dress – $161.00
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Tulle Gathered Volume Mini Dress – $76.00

Some Questions Regarding Organza Trend and Organza Summer Dresses

What is Organza Fabric?

Organza is a lightweight, plain weave fabric known for its transparency and crisp texture. It adds a touch of elegance and volume to garments and home decor.

Here’s a closer look at organza and its silk counterpart:

Organza Fabric:

  • Material: Traditionally, organza was made from silk fibers. However, advancements in textile technology have led to organza production from synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon.
  • Look and Feel: Organza’s loose weave makes it sheer or see-through. It has a crisp, slightly stiff hand and a subtle luster.
  • Sound: Organza produces a characteristic rustling sound when touched or moved, adding a touch of whimsy to garments.
  • Uses: Organza’s versatility makes it a popular choice for various applications:
    • Clothing: It’s used for overlays on dresses, skirts, and blouses to create volume and a touch of drama. It’s also used for formal wear, like wedding gowns and veils.
    • Accessories: Makes beautiful bows, sashes, and scarves.
    • Home Decor: Adds a touch of elegance to curtains, table runners, and lampshades.

What is Organza Silk?

  • Material: Made from 100% silk fibers, the original form of organza.
  • Properties: Silk organza inherits the luxurious qualities of silk, such as a softer drape compared to synthetic organza and a richer luster.
  • Price: Silk organza is generally more expensive than its synthetic counterparts due to its higher cost.
  • Uses: Organza is similar to regular organza but may be preferred for special occasion garments or projects where a luxurious touch is desired.

Here’s a table summarizing the key differences:

Features Organza Organza Silk
Material Silk or synthetic fibers (polyester, nylon) 100% Silk
Transparency Sheer Sheer
Texture Crisp, slightly stiff Crisper, slightly softer drape than synthetic organza
Luster Subtle Richer luster
Price More affordable More expensive
Uses Clothing, accessories, home decor Special occasion garments, projects requiring a luxurious touch

What is The Difference Between Organza and Tulle?

Organza and tulle: both light and sheer, but with key differences.

Organza: Think structured and stiff. It is great for holding its shape in dresses or adding volume to home decor.

Tulle: Soft and flowy. It is ideal for creating dreamy skirts or veils.

Transparency: Organza has a slightly cloudy sheerness, while tulle is crystal clear.

The takeaway: Choose organza for structure and tulle for softness.You can even combine them for a unique look!

Can Organza be Washed?

Yes, organza fabric can be washed, but it requires special care to prevent damage to the delicate fibers and maintain its unique sheen. Here’s a breakdown of how to approach washing organza:

  • Handwashing preferred: This is the safest method for most organza garments. Use cold water with a gentle detergent designed for delicates. Avoid harsh chemicals, bleach, or fabric softeners that can damage the fabric.
  • Machine washing (with caution): Some organza fabrics might be labeled as machine washable. If you choose this method, follow these precautions strictly:
    • Place the organza in a mesh laundry bag or pillowcase to prevent snagging on other garments.
    • Use the delicate or gentle cycle on your washing machine with cold water.
    • Use a minimal amount of gentle detergent.
  • Drying: Never put organza in the dryer! The heat can cause shrinkage and damage the fabric. Instead, lay the garment flat on a clean towel or drying rack to air dry. Avoid direct sunlight, which can cause fading.
  • Ironing (optional): Iron the organza on the lowest heat setting with a silk setting if available. Place a pressing cloth between the iron and the organza to protect the fabric.

Remember, it’s always best to check the care label on your specific organza garment for the manufacturer’s washing instructions. They might have specific recommendations based on the organza type and any embellishments.

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This post previous was published in 2019 and revised and edited on May 15th, 2024