Chiffon Sarees

What comes to your mind when you hear the term ‘chiffon saree’? Most of you must be having visuals of a soft and light drape that has a soothing feel. Some of you may also visualize a romantic mountain peak set-up with a lady dancing in an effervescent sari, while the pallu of the drape flows high with the cool mountain breeze. Well the second one is a common scene shown in Indian cinema. Although a banal one, it has positioned chiffon sarees as a glamorous drape which has managed to attract women of all age groups.

Pure chiffon which is woven from silk yarns is a runway favourite for a plethora of Indian designers while faux-chiffon which is made from synthetic yarns works as a closely resembling yet economical replacement of its pure counterpart. When it comes to planning your ethnic look, a chiffon saree can work as a smart addition to your collection. Let’s us what exactly makes these soft and flowing drapes a wardrobe must-have-

  1. High on comfort

The weave of a chiffon saree is not too dense, making it a highly breathable fabric for a tropical country like India. The fabric being soft and smooth, chiffon saris do not hurt the skin even when worn for longer hours and are extremely summer-friendly. Even while you’re travelling say like for a destination wedding, you can carry more number of chiffon sarees and keep your wardrobe varied instead of a few heavy drapes since these saree are very light in weight.

  1. Easy to drape

Whether you are a saree connoisseur or a beginner, draping a chiffon saree is one of the simplest tasks. These saris being extremely light, they can be handled easily. Now that’s one strong reason that your first saree should be a chiffon sari!

  1. The contemporary element

The surface finish and fall of chiffon is quite in contrast to traditional silk sarees, thus falling more into the zone of contemporary fashion. You can wear a pastel pink chiffon saree for your trendy kitty parties and a golden or maroon chiffon sari as a comfortable garment for a crowded religious ceremony. The versatility of these drapes makes them a tempting addition to your closet. A plain black chiffon saree worn with a silver or red blouse can be carried off for a luxurious evening cocktail party!

  1. Ethnic elegance

Chiffon is a relatively new garment. It was initially used for making wedding gowns in the western countries until it found its way into the world of ethnic fashion. Chiffon saris tend to have a dreamy and fairy-tale look given the type of weaves they are made of and have an elegant appeal with a hint of crispiness in their fall.

  1. Pocket friendly

While pure silk chiffon saris may be high priced, the blended ones are quite reasonable and partly retain the finish and smoothness of pure chiffon. If you’re looking for something that looks trendy and classy, then a printed chiffon saree can be a very smart purchase against those high priced handloom silk sarees detailed with zari yarns like Kanchipuram silk sarees and Banarasi saris.

From a traditional princess to a modern diva, chiffon sarees are meant for all. Whether you’re going out with your girls for a movie or getting ready for your mehendi ceremony, it is a chic garment that combines the grace and vibrancy of Indian traditions with modern regalia.

Author's Bio: 

Ritu is a creative and marketing communications specialist, a devout reader and a passionate writer, who successfully manages an operations role with the popular ecommerce business Ritu is a trained textiles and weaves’ connoisseur and an expert in Chiffon Sarees. Currently, Ritu is closely observing and studying the Indian ethnic wear fashion and design segment, as she goes about creating stimulating written and graphic content.