How to Wash And Clean your Formal Evening Gowns
SEP 10, 2021
**Please Note: Prior to using any soaps, washes, or cleaning products on your fabrics, please be sure to read the cleaning instructions or notes found on the inside tags of the gown carefully as they may have specific instructions you need to follow or suggest dry cleaning instead.
Common Evening & Formal Wear Fabrics
Jersey is a commonly used knit textile fabric made from materials like cotton, wool, or blends containing polyester, linen, ramie, silk, or rayon. While you may recognize this fabric from your t-shirts or sleepwear, this warm, stretchy, and soft is perfect for evening wear dresses!
How to Wash Delicate Fabrics
For all of the fabrics listed above, handwashing is the best method and can all follow the same step-by-step instructions. You’ll want to:
Prior to washing in water use a high-quality stain solution to remove any wine, coffee, dirt, oil, underarm, or neckline stains.
Add a soap appropriate for delicates to your wash basin or sink and fill with cool water.
Place your dress in the sink. Be sure soap is evenly distributed and soak for about 30 minutes.
Rinse with cool water and gently press the water out of the dress (be sure to not wring it out!)
Air dry only! Lay the dress out flat on a drying rack or hang to dry.
If you absolutely must use the washer, turn the dress inside out and place it into a mesh bag before running it through a delicate cycle. You can then remove any wrinkles with a steamer.
Drying & Storage Methods
To keep your dress in its best condition, you want to pay attention to how you store it. we always recommend using a garment bag for your evening gowns. By storing in a garment bag, you will prevent unwanted wear, dust, or unwanted moisture. folded in a garment bag to prevent any stress or distortion from hanging it dry.
Chiffon, tulle, and satin should be carefully hung on a hanger. Jersey and sequin, however, should always be folded. For sequin, the heavy nature of the fabric can weigh it down, and storing it in a garment bag will prevent any stress or distortion. Jersey should be folded because it is a knit item and will help prevent unwanted stretching as well as distortion.
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