A lot of women are fond of outfits that have a fantasy appeal, and look like a visual right out of a fairytale. Chiffon is a lightweight fabric used in making such flowing garments. Woven with twisted yarns of silk, nylon or polyester, it has slippery surface and looks like a fine translucent mesh. For centuries, this fabric has been popularly used to make evening gowns, scarves and a range of ethnic wear garments like sarees and lehenga cholis. In India, the fabric has been glamorized by Bollywood while chiffon sarees and dupattas have been gracefully flaunted by actresses like Sridevi, Hema Malini, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma as sensual attire. A symbol of elegance: Chiffon being a very soft fabric, it cannot be embellished with heavy stones and zardozi. Thus usually chiffon lehenga cholis are either plain, ombre or printed. The very texture of the fabric gives an upscale elegance to a garment. A plain wine chiffon lehenga paired with a black velvet blouse or a printed beige skirt with a pastel coloured raw silk blouse are smart picks for an evening and daytime occasion respectively. Given the lightweight and flowing characteristic of the fabric, you can play around with layered or tiered lehengas to add volume or edge it with a lace to give the garment a traditional touch. The inherent contemporary appeal of chiffon has made it popular among younger women. With colours that spell magic, saree.com offers a gorgeous range of chiffon lehenga cholis to complete your party looks with the latest trends. Taking care of your chiffon lehenga: Your chiffon lehenga cholis should be dry cleaned or hand-washed. Avoid rubbing the fabric hard to protect the yarns from fraying. Also, watch out for colour bleed and wash the garment separately for the first few washes. Whether it is pure chiffon made from silk, or faux-chiffon made from synthetic fibers, the fabric is well adored by women all around the world.