What is Silk Chiffon?


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This pink dress is a great example of silk chiffon!  Sheer, flirty, elegant and fun.



Although silk fibers do not conduct heat, silk garments are cooler in the summer in part because silk is strong enough to be spun into fine yarns allowing heat and air to pass through the fabric.Jenny Packham Fall 2013: Winter bloom – Meniscus Magazine


Meniscus MagazineJenny Packham Fall 2013: Winter bloomMeniscus MagazineThose women, and the salons they inhabited, have inspired opulent garments of tulle, silk chiffon, velvet and taffeta – almost every piece adorned in glimmering stones. But while …



Silk Chiffon has better drape than chiffon made from synthetic or man-made fibers thus garment designs that are loose and flowing work best in this fabric.


Jessica Stam’s Jason Wu Silk Chiffon And Lace Dress | Red Carpet


Who: Jessica Stam wearing a Jason Wu silk chiffon and lace dress. Shop: Matches Fashion Global $5,208. Matches Fashion £3,360 / €4,032. Neiman Marcus $3,995. Bergdorf Goodman $3,995. Where: CFDA Fashion



Since silk fibers are smooth dirt doesn’t gather in silk fabric.  Silk fibers are slightly weaker when wet so excessive agitation is not recommended when cleaning or washing this fabric.  Strong bleaches such as chlorine bleaches will also damage silk.  Mild bleaches such as hydrogen peroxide can be used sparingly.  Again, remember that silk is a protein fiber like your hair so use products on your silk that you would use on your hair.



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