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Chiffon and tulle are fabric favorites for ballerina tutus, ballgowns and bridal gowns. While chiffon is soft and flowing, tulle is flouncy when layered. You might wear a Grecian style gown of chiffon, or a short tutu-style party dress in tulle. A wedding dress might incorporate both.

Fit for a Princess, or a Bride

Chiffon is a soft, sheer silk or rayon that drapes delicately, and might be so see-through it needs to be layered. Tulle -- machine-made netting of nylon, silk or rayon -- is also sheer. Tulle can be used for a wedding veil or crinolines in a bouffant dress. Dance like Ginger Rogers in a fluid aqua gown of silk chiffon, or feel like a ballerina in a party dress layered with pink tulle.

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Bonny Brown Jones

Bonny Brown Jones has been a writer, columnist, copy editor and senior copy editor for newspapers that have included the "Orlando Sentinel," "Miami Herald" and "Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch." Jones has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ohio State University.