Chiffon, a light, airy and translucent fabric, is the ideal choice for sweltering summers. This fabric is made of tightly twisted yarns comprising of very fine threads. A chiffon saree is one of the most popular products made out of this fabric. The elegance in the drape of a well-made chiffon saree is unparalleled. Having gained a lot of popularity in recent years, the fabric itself has become synonymous with summer wear. Conventional Indian attires especially sarees in cotton and silk are gradually being replaced by chiffon, not only because of a seasonal preference for this light material but also because of the grace it lends to the wearer. The material falls snugly around the curves of the woman.
Wearing a chiffon saree is also considerably easier than managing cotton, silk and other traditional fabrics. The pleats are easy to gather and do not need to be pressed down for them to sit perfectly. Gathering and tucking the pleats is easy as it does not involve tussling with the fabric. Moreover, the drape over the shoulder, known as the pallu, looks as stylish when it is pinned up as it does when left to fall over the shoulder.
There are several chiffon saree collections that one can explore. Not only are there sarees that one can use for daily wear, but also ones that are formal and can be used as sophisticated office attire. For all these intents and purposes one can easily find printed chiffon sarees in bandhani, leheriya or tie and dye prints as well as other artistic designs. However, one can explore the simple yet beautiful look with a plain chiffon saree as well. A lot of brands and banners have also become invested in coming with chic, traditional Indian evening wear in chiffon. Designer chiffon sarees are quite popular these days. Both on and off the runway, stylists agree that one of the most malleable and flowing fabrics is chiffon. When that is stylized into a saree with beautiful motifs and other embellishments, especially in gold, the overall look is simply stunning.
For all the popularity of fabric and versatility in styling that the chiffon saree offers, they are in fact sold at very reasonable prices. Faux chiffon sarees are also a viable option for those who want a slightly sturdier fabric to wear which has the same sort of soft grace as real chiffon. The price of a chiffon saree varies based on the kind and amount of work done on the saree. For instance, a plain chiffon saree with gota-patti work on the border will naturally be more affordable than one with embroidery all over the pallu along with the pleats.
Styling and Accessorizing with Chiffon Sarees
Pair plain chiffon sarees with a designer blouse and you have one of the most popular looks trending in Bollywood. One can go for the classy yet simple look by pairing popular evening wear colors like a blue chiffon saree or yellow chiffon saree with a silver-white shimmer or sequined blouse.
Pale gold and silver blouses that have a metallic shimmer are ideal and truthfully, classic choices, especially for plain sarees. The fabric itself is so light, that adding a soft shimmer and glow to it in the form of warm metallic blouses adds to the overall appeal of the attire. Of course, these choices are ideal as evening wear and less suited for other, more formal occasions.
One can also tweak the look by exploring chiffon saree blouse designs in all their variety. Right from close-neck blouses to full-sleeved velvet, sleeveless, 3/4th sleeves, halter-neck and net brasso ones, blouse designs for chiffon sarees are innumerable.
Whether wearing a plain chiffon saree or a heavily designed one, bracelets, bangles or other forms of accessories for the hand are not just ideal but essential. Because chiffon in itself is such a muted fabric, sporting accessories on the hand does not look overdone. In fact hand accessories complete the look. They are preferable to other forms of jewelry though stand-alone dangling earrings can also work quite well.
A sequined clutch or stone work clutches are the perfect accessory for the delicate look that one opts for with a chiffon saree. Although this type is ideal for evening wear, one can substitute this for a stylish sling bag when going for a more formal look.