The Best Chiffon Dresses For Women

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The Best chiffon dresses for women

Silk dresses are among the finest quality dresses. Silk is a natural fiber woven by the larvae of the mulberry silkworm. It was cultivated first by the Chinese around 3500 BC and has become a staple fiber for the fashion industry today. There are many types of fabric construction made with silk from chiffon to charmeuse to satin, all of which make beautiful dresses when designed and constructed properly.

The Best Silk Charmeuse Dresses
Silk charmeuse is a fabric that is sleek and smooth. It lends itself to long lines and body skimming silhouettes. The best silk charmeuse dresses are cut on the bias, which is the diagonal of the fabric. Being cut on the bias makes the dress hug the body without the use of, and it gives the dress a bit of stretch. Make sure the side seams are flat and smooth.

The Best Silk Chiffon Dresses
The best silk chiffon dresses are shaped with the use of pleats, tucks and shirring to show off chiffon’s delicacy. Silk chiffon is a sheer fabric that is more fine, drapey and supple than organza or tulle. Retaining the fullness with pleats, gathers and tucks allows the fabric to drape over itself and create sheer places and matte places where the fabric overlaps. The best silk chiffon dresses are finished with french seams. Chiffon runs and, therefore, needs a hearty seam. Often a basic overlock seam is used, but it is much less fine and expensive than a french seam, which requires handwork.

The Best Silk Satin Dresses
The best silk satin dresses are dresses that allow the nature of the fabric to take center stage. Silk satin is a heavy, thick fabric that responds best when gathered or pleated into a waistline to show its fullness and to show of the sheen of the fabric. Silk satin, unlike polyester satin, has a subtle, rich sheen to it, rather than a high shine. It is more of a luster, and the more fabric there is, the more you can see the beauty of the fabric. The best silk satin dresses are the ball gown type, a fitted bodice to the waist then a full, voluminous skirt, either short or long showcase silk satin’s strengths.

Qualities to Avoid in Silk Dresses
Avoid silk dresses that are overly tight, as silk pulls apart at the seams and “shreds,” making holes. Avoid putting the garment seams under pressure for this reason. Avoid silks that are too shiny, as they tend to look cheap and like polyester. Avoid silk dresses that are hemmed with an overlock stitch, which does not hold well and is an inexpensive finish for an expensive fabric. As always, avoid water or any liquid coming in contact with silk, as it will leave a permanent watermark.
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