Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Chiffon Saree

Source: Priyanka Chopra Saree
Chiffon sarees are a popular choice for saree wearers as these sarees are comfortable to wear because of its soft, translucent and lightweight fabric. 

The saree's light fabric has made it a favorite dress among saree wearers living in tropical climates to wear on days when the temperature is high.

Chiffon sarees are created in numerous designs which make it ideal to be worn on different occasions.

Popular designs on chiffon sarees are the:
  • Bandhini prints
  • Gold metallic embroidery
  • Resham designs
  • Zardosi appliqu├ęs

What Is Chiffon

Chiffon is made of the following fibers: nylon, silk, cotton, rayon and polyester and since it’s a delicate fabric should be hand washed and not machine washed.

How to Wash a Chiffon Saree

A chiffon saree should be hand washed since this reduces the chances of it being ruined during washing. 

Take a large basin of water and fill it ¾ full with lukewarm water. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of baby laundry soap and ½ teaspoon of fabric softener in the water. Soak the saree in it for 2 minutes.

Place another basin under the tap and begin filling it water. Transfer the wet saree into the basin and wash the saree in the water. Gently squeeze out the water and hang to dry on a clothesline.

How To Iron a Chiffon Saree

When ironing a chiffon saree the iron should not be pressed hard on the fabric but done with gentle delicate strokes to prevent the fabric from stretching or tearing plus getting burnt.

It’s recommended a chiffon saree be dry ironed and not with steam since steam ironing can stain the saree.

After ironing your saree always place it on a padded hanger to keep it free from wrinkles.

Where To Buy Chiffon Sarees Online

It can be difficult to find a good website to buy sarees online since you’re unable to see the design of the fabric except from pictures online plus buying a saree online prevents you from getting a feel of the fabric and confirm whether it’s made of quality material or not.

Famous brands of sarees worth checking out are:
  • Satya Paul
  • Moh Manthan
  • Lalit Khatri
  • Fabdeal
  • Chhabra 555

When choosing a website selling sarees make sure it’s a reputed one and is a licensed saree store based in a country plus has been in business for sometime.

A few best places for saree shopping in India are:

In Delhi India - Chandni Chowk and Karol Bagh, two popular markets that sell sarees at an affordable price.

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