Oozing with style and sensuality, Sridevi left quite the impression with her taste in chiffon. Twirling about in chiffon sarees, she became the epitome of sizzling perfection, effortlessly. Needless to say, the trend was quickly picked up and everyone wanted a chiffon saree in their wardrobe!
Chiffon is the ‘dainty’ amongst all the sarees. Delicate and thin, Chiffon is usually made from silk, nylon and rayon. Issue is – which is more like a pressing matter – how do you preserve your favorite, just so you can revisit old chapters! Well, fret not. Here are some thumb rules for you – that will keep their glory intact for years to come.
Washing & Drying:
If you are hand washing your saree, use lukewarm water with mild detergent. For machine wash, cold water is fine. You have to wash your chiffon stand alone, because any other fabric may ruin the fabric.
Do not wring, as it may damage the softness. To remove excess water, place it on a dry towel and push the towel down the fabric.
To dry, avoid direct sunlight.
Given the wrinkles, you will want to steam it, but control the urge. Dry iron your way out of this! Steaming it may leave water stains which will spoil the show altogether.
Don’t press too hard. Don’t concentrate on one spot. (Phew, lots of don’ts) Doing this will stretch the fabric and the saree may not return to its original shape.
Make sure you do not hang them for too long. Use padded hangers if you have to!
Also, keep changing the folds from time to time.
There you go! These basic tips will not only let you store your chiffon saree but also let you have your Sridevi moment, without any glitches.