Chiffon sarees are one of my favorite type of sarees to buy for myself and gift.
But shopping being mostly online nowadays, I try to keep a few things in mind when I buy chiffon sarees online. It’s difficult to know the right kind to buy, if you don’t know what is the right kind. If you are a Bollywood fan, you know that none of the eighties heroines skipped dancing in chiffon saree. The most memorable is easily Sridevi’s powder blue one in Mr.India.
What is a chiffon saree?
Chiffon in French means cloth. It’s a saree made up of Chiffon. It is a lightweight, diaphanous, woven fabric. Chiffon has a fine mesh like weave giving it a transparent appearance.
Its made from cotton, silk or synthetic fibers like nylon, rayon, and polyester. The quality depends on its constituents. So all chiffon saree is a not same!
Chiffon made from silk has a beautiful natural shine which makes it stand out. The quality and how it feels next to your skin depends a lot on what its made of. A chiffon saree made from silk is soft, light, almost floating and moves fluidly with every movement. It’s a dreamy look and you will know it when you compare chiffon made from different fabric. The synthetic chiffon, which will be heavier and not as fluid but will still be pretty in most cases.
What is a pure chiffon saree?
A pure chiffon saree it entirely made of silk. It drapes like a dream and makes you look like a Bollywood diva! There’s a saying, that pure chiffon will pass through a ring. That’s how malleable it is. It’s like a whisper and almost featherweight compared to other sarees. If you have touched chiffon, you will know what I mean.
Can you wash a chiffon saree in a washing machine?
How to wash a chiffon saree?
It’s best to dry clean or hand wash with a gentle liquid wash.
How do you get the wrinkles out of a chiffon saree?
Set the temperature of iron to the right setting. Put a heavy cotton cloth or towel over the chiffon saree and press, till the wrinkles are out.
What are the different designs on Chiffon saree
A solid color. Both pastels and bright colors look good depending on your skin tone. But a classic red and black will be a great addition to any wardrobe
- Digital printing and Geometric patterns
- Gold zari work
- Chiffon saree dresses or pre-stiched sarees
- With a border, without border
- Pure chiffon and synthetic chiffon. Even pure chiffon has different varieties and will often be measured in grams.
The blouse will add different dimensions to the same saree. Customize two three different types of blouses, and you can recycle the same saree from office wear to party wear with a little change in accessories.
Highly recommend, getting lycra, petticoat with a side slit, for the classic mermaid drape.
Wear your heels before draping the saree, for the right level. There’s something about heels with a saree, which gives it the additional boost.
Some of the best type of Ethnic Indian saree you can gift :
- Silk sarees has some of the widest variety. Choose from Kanjeevaram, Benarasi, Byomkai, Bishnupuri, Tussar, Assam silk, Bhagalpuri, Kota, Baluchari, Chanderi, Mysore, Paithani, Tanchoi, raw silk saree.
- Chiffon saree
- Dhakai Jamdani
Do you own a chiffon saree? Have you bought one online?