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Chiffon Sarees: An Attire that Won the Hearts of Million

Sarees have always been a part of women’s closet in India. However, it is an attire which has remained stagnated as far as the structurality is concerned. So, for some kind of variety, designers and weavers wove different designs and motifs to cater to the changing market need. However, the variety available in the market somewhat fell short in the domain of fabrics, as silk, cotton and a few blended types of cloth were the only choice available to women.

When Chiffon was introduced in the market, it was an immediate hit. From celebrities to common women, everyone flaunted this soft, lightweight and comfortable fabric at various events. Chiffon sarees, kurtis, and salwars became widely available at the stores. As years passed, it was only the sarees that still retain their charm in the eyes of women where the love for kurtis somewhat diminished.


Making Technique & History


When chiffon was first invented, it was made exclusively from yarns of silk. Threads of similar weight were woven in a crisscross pattern to obtain the luscious fabric of chiffon. However gradually the weavers started having a preference for nylon for making chiffon, so as to make it more cost-effective, as yarns of silk came at quite a price.

It was in the years 1958 that chiffon started being made from polyester. Polyester was chosen to make chiffon over the other two fabrics by both the weavers and the women who wore it, as chiffon made from polyester was more durable and was amazingly budget-friendly.


Reasons for the Popularity of Chiffon


Believe it or not, the sales of chiffon are always high in the indigenous as well as the international market. Chiffon sarees are extremely coveted by women in India, are here are some of the reasons for it being so.

1. Chiffon Sarees are Comfortable


Chiffon sarees offer an inordinate amount of comfort. It is breezy, lightweight and is very gentle on the skin.  It allows ample amount of air in so that your skin breaths.

2. Easy Maintenance


Chiffon sarees do not require much care. If you have a plain chiffon saree, you can just wash it at home. You do not need to pay the dry cleaners for maintaining this saree. But one thing that you must keep in mind is, chiffon is a delicate fabric and must not be exposed under the harsh rays of the sun if you do not want the colors to fade away.


3. Easy to Drape


You do not need to spend hours watching 'saree draping tutorials' on YouTube anymore.  Chiffon sarees are incredibly easy to drape. If you are a beginner at wearing sarees, chiffon is your go-to fabric. It folds easily and falls beautifully on the body.

4. Chiffon Sarees are for All Seasons


This is another great point in favor of the chiffon sarees. These sarees are wearable round the year. This factor is especially tempting for people of the tropical region where there are numerous seasons with their own unique characteristics. One fabric that can be worn during all seasons is a haven for women in India.


Bollywood Actress and Chiffon Sarees


Chiffon might come at a budget-friendly price, but this fabric is loved by one and all. B-town designers are often seen designing mesmerizing chiffon sarees that they launch on various prestigious fashion shows. These sarees are also one of the most favorites of Bollywood actresses. Do you remember Sushmita Sen wearing a smoldering red chiffon saree in the movie Mai Hoon Na? And the numerous appearances of Aishwarya Rain wearing Pastel color chiffon sarees in the movie Mohabbatein? Yes, that is how gorgeous chiffon sarees can make you look once you choose to let it be a part of your closet.

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