Chiffon comes from French word for cloth, for its extreme light weight and transparent fabric. Originally made of silk, chiffon can now be found in different varieties of manufactured fibers. It is usually a square fabric i.e. having exactly the same number of ends and picks. The shimmering appearance, for which silk is prized, comes from the individual fiber's triangular prism-like structure, which allows silk cloth to reflect incoming light at different angles. As with Crepe, Chiffon is valued for its high level of comfort, resistance to shrinkage, color fastness and wrinkle-free properties with particular attention paid to drape and fluidity.