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Is chiffon saree washable?

Hello everyone,

I recently bought a beautiful chiffon saree for an upcoming wedding. While trying it on, I accidentally spilled some food on it and now I am worried about how to clean it. I am not sure if chiffon sarees are washable or if they require dry cleaning. I don't want to ruin the fabric or colors by attempting to clean it myself. Can someone please advise me on the best way to clean a chiffon saree? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Hello all,

I have always preferred to get my chiffon sarees dry cleaned, as I am hesitant to risk damage while washing at home. However, I would like to share an unfortunate incident where I got a chiffon saree dry cleaned and it lost its shine and softness.

After that experience, I decided to try washing my chiffon sarees at home, and I have had great success with it so far. I use a mild detergent and lukewarm water to gently hand wash the saree. It is important to avoid rubbing the fabric too hard, as it can cause damage or fraying.

After cleaning, I remove the excess water by rolling the saree in a towel and pressing it gently. Then, I hang the saree to air dry outside. I ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight, as it can cause fading.

Since then, I've had great results and have saved a lot of money in dry cleaning fees. I would only suggest this method if you are comfortable washing your saree at home and confident that you can handle the delicate fabric with care.

Hope this helps!


Hi there,

I have owned a chiffon saree for a few years now and I have found that it is washable, but with some precautions. Personally, I prefer to hand wash my chiffon saree with a mild detergent and cold water. I gently rub the fabric with my hands to remove any stains and then rinse it thoroughly. I make sure not to wring or twist the saree as chiffon is a delicate fabric and can easily get damaged.

Once I have rinsed the saree, I lay it flat on a towel to air-dry. I avoid hanging it up to dry as this can cause the fabric to stretch or lose its shape. Overall, I have found that hand washing my chiffon saree has worked well for me and has kept the fabric looking new. However, if you are not comfortable with hand washing or are not confident in your ability to do so, then dry cleaning may be the safer option.

Hope this helps!


Hi everyone,

I've had a chiffon saree for a few years now and I've found that washing it by hand has worked well for me. However, I would caution that it's important to be gentle when washing chiffon sarees as they are quite delicate. I typically use a mild detergent or baby shampoo and soak the saree in cold water for a few minutes before gently rubbing the stains to remove them.

Once I've cleaned it, I rinse it thoroughly with cold water and lay it out flat to air dry. I never hang my sari to dry as it can stretch out the fabric and warp the shape. Instead, I press the chifon saree on a clean towel to remove the excess water and then lay it flat to dry.

I've found that washing my saree by hand has worked well for me and it's very cost-effective. However, if you don't feel comfortable washing your saree yourself or if it has more delicate embroidery or embellishments, then you're better off taking it to a professional cleaner.

Hope this helps!


Hello everyone,

In my experience, chiffon sarees can be washed at home with proper care and attention. However, before attempting to wash a chiffon saree, it is important to check the care label and see if there are any specific instructions that need to be followed.

When it comes to washing the saree, I soak it in cold water for a few minutes and then add a gentle detergent to a basin of lukewarm water. I gently swirl the saree in the water, being careful not to rub too hard or wring the fabric. After soaking for 10-15 minutes, I rinse the saree thoroughly in cold water and carefully remove the excess water by rolling it in a towel.

Once the excess water is removed, I lay the saree flat on a clean towel to air-dry. It is important to avoid direct sunlight as well as heat sources such as the dryer, as this can damage the fabric.

While I do prefer to dry clean my chiffon sarees from time to time, I have found that washing them at home also works well and can help keep them looking new for a longer period. However, if you are not confident in your ability to wash a delicate fabric such as chiffon, then it is best to take the saree to a professional cleaner.

Hope this helps!



In my experience, chiffon sarees are quite delicate and require special care and attention when it comes to cleaning. I have always opted to dry clean my chiffon sarees as it is a safer option and ensures that the saree stays in good condition for a longer period of time.

I have found that dry cleaning my chiffon sarees has helped maintain their softness and prevent any damage that might occur during washing. In addition, the dry cleaning process removes any dirt or stains from the saree without causing any damage to the fabric.

While I understand that dry cleaning can be expensive, I believe that it is a worthwhile investment in the long run. Taking care of your saree and ensuring that it is cleaned properly will prolong its lifespan and keep it looking new for years to come.

I hope this helps!

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