Chiffon is a light gauzy like fabric of silk, nylon, etc and are lightweight and transparent. The chiffon sarees are most widely used by the women of India and today, the chiffon sarees are used as regular wear and are also found in the closet of youngsters.
The chiffon sarees are made with very fine, tightly twisted yarns that could be either in the filling or the warp or both. The chiffon sarees have a flimsy look that has made the saree most sought after among the women. The Indian artisans, who are settled in different parts of the country, have started incorporating different modern designs, sometimes blending traditional with contemporary designs to make the chiffon sarees further attractive. Moreover, the present trend allows incorporating zardousi work in the chiffon sarees with heavy bead work, sequin work, zari work, mirror work etc. Sometimes these chiffon sarees are created keeping in mind certain themes by the famed designers and are worn in marriages and other occasions. Focusing on the trend, bridal wear sarees are also created using chiffon as base material.
Chiffon sarees are also considered as party sarees that have a perfect blend of elegance and style. These are available in vibrant colour with contrasted designs and are widely used in Indian fashion sarees. The designs are also done with resham threads and gold metallic embroidery which enhances the beauty of the material.
Chiffon sarees often incorporate Bandhini printing which depicts ancient regional Indian designs. Including this, the fashion designers create distinct looking pieces of sarees by reintroducing the traditional motifs like handblock printing, zardozi and embroidery work in chiffon sarees.