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Chiffon’s elegance

Chiffon is a plain-woven fabric, lightweight in nature. Its mesh-like weave gives it a transparent appearance. Chiffon in French translates to 'cloth'. The fabric constitutes of cotton, silk, or synthetic fibers like nylon, rayon, and polyester. It is more lustrous and smoother than its cousin fabric Georgette.

History of the splendid Chiffon

Before nylon was invented in 1938, Chiffon was manufactured using silk. Later in 1958, with the introduction of polyester in Chiffon, the fabric became more durable and eventually, the blend of polyester chiffon gained popularity. The new fabric’s resilience and low cost also played a major part in its increased demand.

Specialties of Chiffon Sarees

Weave: Chiffon sarees are created by weaving the similar weighted weft and warp threads on the loom. The criss-cross pattern due to weave gives the fabric a mesh-like effect. It is a difficult fabric to weave as it has a slippery texture.


Variety: The two popular variants of Chiffon are Polyester Chiffon and Silk Chiffon. The designer’s favourite silk chiffon is a bit on the costlier side whereas polyester chiffon has a much lower cost and is widely used.


Durability: Both the silk and synthetic variants are extremely durable thanks to the tight weave of the chiffon fabric and twists of the yarns.

Why Chiffon saree is a must-have?

  • The sheer transparent appearance of the pure chiffon sarees is pleasing to the eyes.
  • The shimmery look of the silk chiffon saree and matte look of the cotton chiffon saree are equally admirable.
  • Chiffon is soft to touch despite having a puckered feel.
  • These sarees are extremely durable. Especially the ones made from synthetic fibers.