Chiffon has been considered as an affluent fabric for over 300 years. The popularity of this fabric began in 17th century Europe, and was used by the elite to showcase their wealth. There are several types of chiffon. First there is silk chiffon, a beautiful, luxurious sheer fabric with a delicate drape. Other distinguishing characteristics of silk chiffon include a shimmery and expanding appearance. The second type of chiffon fabric is made from polyester. Polyester chiffon differs from silk chiffon mainly in durability and availability such a greater range of stripes and patterns, plus different available fabric weights. Our Chiffon Bridesmaid dresses come in plus sizes and the chiffon fabric is lightweight and airy!