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Define Chiffon.

Chiffon comes from the French word for cloth or rag, however, the term chiffon describes the method that is used in order to create the fabric. It is a lightweight plain-woven sheer fabric that's commonly made from cotton, silk or a synthetic fiber. Chiffon has been worn as early as 1902 and continues to be a popular fabric today, especially in wedding and evening wear. It is also a popular fabric used in blouses, ribbons, scarves and lingerie. Like other crêpe fabrics, chiffon can be difficult to work with because of its light and slippery texture. Due to this delicate nature, chiffon must be hand washed very gently. Always iron chiffon while slightly damp to reduce wrinkles. Dry cleaning is also an option. Since chiffon is a light-weight fabric that frays very easily, bound or French seams must be used to stop the fabric from fraying. Chiffon is smoother and more lustrous than the similar fabric georgette.




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Chantilly Lace

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Keyhole Neck Peplum Screen Printing

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A-line Charity Fishtail Train Kimono Pima Cotton Seersucker Yarn Types
Acid Washing Charmeuse Fulling

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Piping Sheath  
Acrylic Chenille

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Lace Pique Shift  
Affinity Chiffon Gathers Laundering Plisse Silk  
Applique Colorfastness Gaucho Pants Linen Pointelle Slub  

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Corset Gauntlets Lycra Polyester Spandex  
Bamboo Cowl Neck Georgette Lyocell Poplin Sportswear  
Bandeau Top Crew Neck Gingham

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Prêt-à-Porter Stone Washing  
Batik

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Mandarin Collar Princess Line Sweetheart Neck  
Beautiful Damask Haute Couture Mercerization

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Bias Dart Hemp Microfiber Quilting Taffeta  
Blazer Deconstruction Hems Miniaudiere

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Terry  
Bolero Dolman Sleeve Herringbone Modal Raffia Trapeze Top  
Boning Double Breasted Houndstooth Mule Raglan TFPIA  
Boucle Draping

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Rayon Top Stitching  
Boutique Dropped Waist Interlock Nylon Ready-to-Wear Twill  
Brocade

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Rib Knit

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Burn-Out Printing Ease Jacquard Organic Cotton Romper Velour  
Bustier Eco-Fashion Jersey Organic Wool Rosette Velvet  

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Egyptian Cotton Jewel Neck Oxford Ruching Vintage  
Camisole Empire Waist

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Cap Sleeve Epaulette Kaftan Dresses Pagoda Sleeve Sarong Weave Types  
Capri Pants Espadrille Kangaroo Pocket Peasant Sleeve Satin Wicking