Chiffon is popular for formal wear as it is very thin and tends to be cool to wear. Women's chiffon coats and jackets are not suitable to be worn outdoors in wet weather and do need to be cared for carefully so they don't wear.
Available in a wide range of styles, choose chiffon biker jackets and capes in either plain colours or patterns such as floral . Chiffon coats and jackets are predominantly more dressy and formal, but casual every day versions are also available.
Caring for chiffon
Due to its thinness, chiffon can wear and fray quickly if not cared for properly. Most chiffon garments have seams to help prevent this, but it cannot protect from wear. Direct sunlight can also affect the colour so clothes should not be left in a place which gets a lot of sun.
Chiffon clothes can also stretch and lose their shape, so it's important to look after them right from the start. How you care for your items will largely depend on the blend of chiffon they contain.
Chiffon is usually a blend of materials.
Silk is the most delicate blend and is more prone to tearing. Silk chiffon should be hand washed or dry cleaned only. It can be dried in a dryer but on a low heat and for a short period of time. Over drying or overheating can damage the fabric. This blend can be ironed, but it's a good idea to place something over the top of the garment to prevent damage.
Poly chiffon is a combination of polyester or rayon. This is easier to care for than silk and can be hand washed, or placed in the washing machine on a short cycle. It cannot be dried in a tumble dryer should be dried on a hanger. Poly chiffon is cheaper than silk, but it still maintains the same elegant look. This blend does not tear as easily
Mixed blends of silk and polyester have the same look and feel as other chiffon, but the blend makes them more durable.