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What is "Chiffon" - Definition & Explanation

Plain weave, soft, sheer fabric - often silk or rayon yarns.
A plain woven lightweight, extremely sheer, airy, and soft silk fabric, containing highly twisted filament yarns. The term "chiffon" implies thinness, diaphanous, or gauze-like structure and softness. Originally made of silk, but today may be found in a wide variety of other manufactured fibers. The fabric, used mainly in evening dresses and scarves.
A very light, transparent fabric in a plain weave.
A plain, woven, lightweight, extremely sheer, transparent, airy, and soft silk fabric, containing very fine, highly twisted filament yarns. The fabric, used mainly in evening dresses and scarves, can also be made from rayon and other manufactured fibers. The tightly twisted yarns could be either in the filling or the warp or both. It is very strong, despite filmy look. Wears very well. It is very difficult to handle when sewing and it is best to baste the pieces over tissue to make it easier. It has slightly bumpy look. It is best suited to shirring, draping, gathering, tucking, etc., because it is so limp. Chiffon is French for 'rag'.
Chiffon is a sheer fabric made of silk or rayon.
A plain, woven, lightweight, extremely sheer, airy, and soft silk fabric, containing highly twisted filament yarns. The fabric, used mainly in evening dresses and scarves, can also be made from rayon and other manufactured fibers.
Very light, usually transparent fabrics, in plain weaves. The term “chiffon” implies thinness, diaphanous, or gauze-like structure and softness. Originally made of silk, today may be found in a wide variety of weights.
A transparent sheer fabric in a plain weave of fine highlytwisted yarn. Extremely lightweight but very; strong.Usually has a softfinish. Used for evening dresses,lingerie, blouses, and scarves.
A Lightweight , Sheer, Plain Weave Fabric With A Dull Surface, A Soft Hand , And Good Drape. It Is Made With Fine High Twisted Yarns And Has An Even Or Close To Even Number Of Threads Per Inch In The Warp And Weft. Originally Made In Silk But Now Found In Polyester And Other Man-made Filament Yarns. Used In Dresses Blouses, Scarves, Veils.
A sheer woven fabric made of silk or rayon that is very soft and lightweight, and is often used for formal dresses.
A plain weave, lightweight, sheer fabric.
A woven lightweight, extremely sheer, airy, and soft fabric containing highly twisted yarns or fibers. Designed with a soft or still finish.
An extremely sheer, lightweight, soft fabric made of silk, polyester, rayon or other fibers. It is made of highly twisted filament yarns.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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