Chiffon is the fabric of choice of the modern Indian woman. Its inimitable drape and paper-soft texture make it a staple feature of pop films and music videos. The chiffon saree that you see on this page is a transparent solid-coloured number. The colour is a delicate flush of gold mixed with peach, a great one for the bride’s sister or the bride herself on the occasion of those irreplaceably personal post-wedding dates.
The endpiece is the most glamorous aspect of this saree. It is densely embroidered in quintessential Lucknavi style with miniscule flowers in pale green and yellow, punctuated by extensive snatches of vine here and there. Matching embroidery is to be found along the thin border and more of those flowers across the field of the saree. This chiffon number is best teamed with the sleekest of your mother’s hand-me-downs.