Chiffon is one of the most popular fabrics for women’s wear and it’s no wonder that chiffon sarees are so much in demand. The word chiffon is a French word which when translated to English literally means cloth or rags however chiffon is not as simple as any piece of cloth or rag. Specialized weaving methods with natural or synthetic fibers gives chiffon the sheer look and slightly coarse feel that is known for and these are the qualities that make it a popular fabric for women’s clothing. Most chiffon sarees online or up for sale at stores and boutiques today are made from synthetic fibers which results in inexpensive easy to wear sarees that are also trendy and fashionable. These sarees are very popular in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Bollywood’s Love Affair with Chiffon Sarees
Deepika Padukone in a Chiffon Saree in the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
It’s impossible to think of chiffon sarees and not associate it with iconic onscreen Bollywood moments. Bollywood has inadvertently done a lot to promote chiffon sarees which otherwise faced stiff competition from traditional sarees like the ever popular Kanjeevaram silk sarees and cotton sarees. There are many iconic Bollywood onscreen moments where Indian actresses have looked like a million bucks in a chiffon saree. Deepika Padukone who is currently a style icon of our times sizzled in chiffon saree in the song Badtameez DIl from the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and that’s an image that we can hardly forget and has been known to fuel the demand for party wear chiffon sarees in a big way. Other iconic Bollywood onscreen moments worth looking back at are Sridevi looking heavenly in chiffon sarees in the Yash Chopra directed Chandni or Madhuri looking ethereal in pastel shades chiffon sarees designed by Manish Malhotra in the movie Dil Toh Pagal Hai.
Different Types of Chiffon Fabric Sarees
There are many different chiffon sarees. As mentioned before chiffon fabric can be woven from natural fibers like silk and cotton or even synthetic fibers which make for great different sarees for different purposes. Read further to know more.
Party Wear Chiffon Sarees
Chiffon which is mostly a sheer fabric makes for great party wear sarees. Often these sarees come in dark and bold colors that make for great evening wear and have beautiful embroidered gold or silver thread work borders. Rani Mukherjee looks resplendent in the picture above in a black sheer chiffon saree with silver thread work border and pallu.
Wedding Wear Chiffon Sarees
Chiffon sarees also make for great wedding and bridal wear sarees when heavily embroidered with gold threadwork. The usual for colors for wedding wear sarees are shades of red, pink and maroon. Heavily embroidered and ornamented blouses in fabrics like silk, brocade and velvet generally complete these wedding wear ensembles.
Casual Wear Chiffon Sarees
Casual wear chiffon sarees genrally come in bright vibrant colors and attractive prints. These sarees are popular for very day work and outdoors wear as they easy to drape and lightweight.