Chiffon is a very sheer, feminine fabric that glides and
moves with the body. It lends itself beautifully to flowing skirts. Chiffon
is a plain-weave, lightweight, sheer, transparent fabric made of cotton,
silk, or synthetic fiber. Under a magnifying glass it resembles a fine net
or mesh which allows chiffon to have this see-through property.
Chiffon skirts and tops come in variety of colours and designs. These
skirts and tops are always worn with an inner because of its transparency.
The skirts are generally pleated ones with elastic at the waist to give the
flowing look. The most popular skirts and tops are the printed ones with eye
catching designs and traditional patterns. Printed chiffon skirts are very
common. Bandhini prints based on ancient regional Indian design are used on
chiffon skirts. Hand block prints are also very popular. In chiffon Kurtas,
traditional chikan embroidery is also popular. Full sleeves chiffon tops
without a lining in the sleeves give a beautiful flowing look and are very
popular. Some chiffon skirt has graceful sequins and embroidery motifs,
mirrors all over it. Resham work and gold embroidery looks fabulous in
chiffon skirts and tops.
Chiffon being a summer friendly fabric, the chiffon skirts with a matching
top or kurti give a very cool and trendy look.