Definition of chiffon
1 : an ornamental addition (such as a knot of ribbons) to a woman's dress
2 : a sheer fabric especially of silk
Recent Examples of chiffon from the Web
Exaggerated patterns on chiffon dresses elevates the everyday Doc Martens–and-jean-jacket look.
Melania wore a pink silk chiffon dress designed by Gilles Mendel and Manolo Blahnik.
The first lady is wearing a Gilles Mendel silk chiffon gown with Manolo Blahnik pumps.
And for many of these numbers the characters are backed up by the Divas (Colleen Grate, Shon Ruffin, Lexi Poindexter), golden-throated ladies in ’60s girl group chiffon who might have been plucked from a Motown revue.
They are embellished with enough shiny sequins, faux fur, chiffon and gold lamé to make even the Supremes jealous.
Clouds of chiffon, silk and lace hang from the ceiling in the form of gorgeous bridal gowns.
From flapper-era fashions to swinging ’60s chiffon, the selection here changes regularly, offering a range of gowns, from traditional bridal looks to dresses in alternative hues, like pale pink or soft blue, and vintage lingerie.
The look, custom designed by John Galliano for Maison Margiela, is hard to decipher on a first glance, but when broken down clearly consists of a wool coat sitting above a tulle and silk chiffon dress.
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Origin and Etymology of chiffon
French, literally, rag, from chiffe old rag, alteration of Medieval French chipe, from Middle English chip chip
First Known Use: 1765See Words from the same year
Definition of chiffon
1 : resembling chiffon in sheerness or softness
2 : having a light delicate texture achieved usually by adding whipped egg whites or whipped gelatin lemon chiffon pie
First Known Use of chiffon
CHIFFON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chiffon for English Language Learners
: a very thin cloth made especially of silk
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