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Dress Care

Your ideal dress is always the key factor for the success of any special event. Whether you want to preserve your dress or wear it from time to time, following the maintenance and cleaning tips list below will help keeping it as beautiful as the day it arrived.

Dry Clean

All of our dresses are made of high-quality 100% polyester fabric; they can only be dry cleaned. Machine or hand washing can damage the delicate trim, beading, embroidery or other embellishments on the dress. Dry cleaning helps colors stay bright and preserves the beauty and sheen of our satin and satin-like fabrics. Dry cleaning also minimizes the need to use dryers, irons and steamers to dry or remove wrinkles, as high temperature can damage the fabric of your dress.

Stains

Every bride wants her big day to go flawlessly but sometimes problems arise, do not worry if your dress gets spilled. If treated promptly, many stains can be removed and your dress will be as good as new.

Dry cleaning stains

  • For best results, take stains to a professional dry cleaner as soon as possible.
  • Remember to tell the cleaner what caused the stain so they can treat it properly.

Treating stains at an event

If the spill happens in the middle of your event, you may not be able to take it to a dry cleaner right away. Here's all you need to know to minimize damage.
*Note: always remember to dry clean your dress at the earliest possible convenience after the event.

  • Dab gently to remove any excess stain. Use a clean white cloth to dab. Avoid tissue or paper towels that could leave a residue. Scrape the residue off with a dull knife.
  • Never rub as that may spread or push the stain deeper into the fabric.
  • Don't use soaps or pre-treating chemicals on the dress if you will take it to a dry cleaner later, as the chemicals could react and damage the fabric.
  • Oil-based stains should be sprinkled with an absorber such as baby powder or cornstarch. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then brush off completely and dab with a cloth. Common oil based stains: makeup, grease or butter, deodorant, gasoline or body lotions.
  • For non-oil-based stains, place a white cloth underneath the stain and dab at the stain with another white cloth dipped in cool water. Common non oil-based stains: juices, coffee/tea, bodily fluids, red wine, mud, ink, baby food/formula.
  • Soak persistent stains in cool water until they come out (up to 24 hours). Remaining stains should be taken to a dry cleaner.
  • Don't iron, steam or heat dry stained fabrics s heat will set the stain.

Treating stains at home

Although not recommended, if you do need to treat a stain yourself, be extremely careful and gentle. Remember that any stain removers or detergents you use could react with dry cleaning chemicals and damage the fabric should you later decide to have it dry cleaned. While oxygen-based cleaners and gentle detergents can remove some non-oil-based stains from polyesters, oil-based stains are best handled by professional dry cleaners.

  • Never use bleach or stain removers containing bleach on your dress. Follow all instructions on the stain remover's packaging. Mixing stain removers could damage fabric. Spot test the stain remover on an unnoticeable area first.
  • Gently dab all excess stain off with a clean white cloth, being careful not to rub it in further.
  • Place another cloth underneath the stain to catch residue.
  • Work the stain remover from the edges in so the stain is removed to the wiping cloth and the cloth underneath. Avoid wiping outward and spreading the stain.
  • Completely rinse all detergent or stain remover from the fabric afterwards.
  • Once rinsed, roll wet fabric in a towel and then lay flat to dry. Don't twist or wring.

Wrinkles

Your dress is made of fabrics that don't wrinkle easily. However if that happens, you can try the following:

  • Simply hang the dress, wrinkles should fall out.
  • If the dress still has wrinkles after several hours on a hanger, try hanging it in the bathroom during a hot shower for a gentle steaming. Make sure the dress itself doesn't get wet.
  • More stubborn wrinkles can be removed with a warm iron. Keep in mind that high temperature can damage the fabric of your dress.
  • If using steam, use distilled water and clean any rust or particles from inside the steamer first. You may want to test the iron or steamer on an unnoticeable spot first, or place a clean cloth between the iron and the dress.

Preservation / Maintenance

We treat the dress' durability equally important as their look and feel. With a little care, your dress will stay beautiful through a time span longer than you would expect.

  • Dry clean your dress after each wear. Body oils, deodorant residue or unnoticed stains left on the dress could set in and discolor the fabric over time.
  • If the dress isn't too heavy, it can hang in a garment bag for several months with no problem. Otherwise, consider draping the skirt over a second hanger to take weight of the shoulder straps.
  • Heavy dresses with beading or embroidery could start to pull apart if left hanging for many years. Store these dresses in a box with acid-free tissue paper or a white sheet. Lay flat or roll the dress up instead of folding to prevent creases.
  • Store or hang your dress in a cool, dry place to prevent yellowing or mildewing over time.

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