How to wash a dress correctly

Modern fabrics require delicate handling, so it is very important to know how to properly handle things, how to wash them. If you do not follow the basic recommendations, then the product can be irretrievably damaged, which clearly would not be desirable for any girl. Today we will talk about the nuances related to washing dresses from different fabrics. Knowing them, you can enjoy your favorite thing for a long time.

How to properly wash a velvet dress?

Velvet is not a cheap material, and you should be very careful about caring for it. However, if there are none, you should: 

1. Take a mesh bag where velvet dresses should be placed during washing.

2. Turn the product inside out.

3. Having folded the dress in a bag, send it to the washing machine.

4. On the washing machine itself, set the mode without spinning, and the temperature is no more than 30 degrees.

It is also important to note that velvets should be washed at up to 800 rpm. Otherwise, the fiber may coarsen and shrink. In addition, it is imperative to remember that velvet dresses are not pre-soaked in hot water. And if the fabric has been stained, it is best to take the product to dry cleaning, where they will apply a delicate effect with specialized substances.

How to wash dress with sequins glued?

Decorating a product with sequins is very fashionable today: such a thing looks refined and elegant. Most often, sequins are glued to cocktail dresses, and taking care of them requires special attention. To put on your favorite dress several times, while maintaining its original appearance, be sure to follow the rules:

1. When washing, do not use powder, only gel is allowed.

2. The washing machine in this case is also not an assistant, so you will need to act manually.

3. Place cocktail dresses in a pillowcase or mesh bag prior to washing .

These products are pre-soaked in soapy water (gel) for 5-10 minutes. The water should be warm, but not hot. It is impossible to forcefully rub dresses with sequins with your hands, only slight pressing on the fabric is permissible, otherwise the decor will certainly come off. The spin should also be delicate. After washing, the dress is laid on a table covered with a towel until it dries completely.

How to wash a silk dress?

Before you get down to business, determine the material: natural silk or artificial? Each of the fabric options has its own nuances for washing. Rayon dresses are washed as follows:

● The temperature regime on the washing machine is selectable up to 30 degrees.

● Instead of detergent, use gel for delicate fabrics.

● The dress is preliminarily placed in a pillowcase or a special bag, soaked in warm water for twenty minutes.

The situation is much more complicated with natural silk, which is a very capricious material: in this case, you will need to wash it by hand, forgetting about the machine. Cocktail dresses (or any other) are also placed in a bag or pillowcase, soaked in soapy water at a temperature not exceeding 30 degrees. Hand washing does not involve strong friction, so wash the garment gently. When rinsing, you can add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the water to maintain the richness of the colors.

Silk dresses are dried in a horizontal position, wrapped in a terry towel.

How to wash a jersey dress?

If there is no tag on a jersey dress or the information on it is incomprehensible, you should adhere to just a few rules when washing:

1. It is advisable to use a gentle detergent without abrasive substances.

2. The washing machine in this case is also not an assistant, so you will need to act manually.

3. It is better to dry such a dress not on a hanger so that the product does not lose its shape and does not stretch out. To do this, they usually use a hanger above the bathroom, on which the dress does not hang until completely dry. Slightly wet it is removed to spread on the table to dry.

How to wash a jersey dress?

When washing knitted dresses, it would be nice to clarify the composition of the fabric: does cotton or synthetics prevail in it? Based on this indicator, the washing mode in the automatic machine is also determined.

How to wash an evening dress at home?

An evening dress usually costs a lot and is purchased more than once. Of course, after each release, the dress will need to be rinsed to give it freshness. The first step is to decide on the composition of the fabric from which the item is sewn. Most often, evening dresses are velvet or silk dresses. We wrote above how to erase them. Also, the product can be sewn from other material, for example, guipure, lace or chiffon. These fabrics are very capricious, and for washing dresses made of these materials, only hand wash is used (with the exception of thick guipure) at a temperature of no higher than 35 degrees. The powder is also replaced by gel, which is more gentle on the fabric.

How to wash an evening dress at home?

If there are stains of dirt, it is worth using laundry soap, which washes perfectly, but it is not recommended to rub such fabrics so as not to spoil. Rinse dresses in cool water, do not squeeze, but let the drops drain naturally over the bath. To prevent the dress from losing its shape, it is not recommended to hang it on a hanger, as is the case with knitwear.

The peculiarity of drying these materials lies in the fact that it is necessary to leave the door to the bathroom open if there is no strong hood in the room. The fact is that openwork, guipure and chiffon attract very well, absorb various odors, and can also create a musty smell if the drying method is incorrect.

Please note that in this case, evening dresses should be ironed with minimal heating and only through gauze folded in several layers. It is impossible to hold the iron in one place for a long time, so as not to harm the fabric.

How to wash a wedding dress?

How to wash a wedding dress?

One of the features of wedding dresses is their volume and massiveness. It is not recommended to wash such products in a basin; it is better to use a bath for this. When washing you need:

1. Use gel solutions or grated laundry soap instead of washing powder, the granules of which often remain in the fibers of the fabric or under the decor.

2. Such a dress is dried on a hanger without any spinning – the water drains off naturally.

3. If the dress has stains of dirt, it should be pre-soaked in cool soapy water for 20 minutes, and then gently washed by hand.

4. In a washing machine, even with a gentle mode, wedding dresses are not washed.

It is also worth remembering one secret for giving the pristine whiteness to the product! During rinsing, a few drops of ammonia are added to the water, which returns the color to the product.

How to wash linen and staple dresses?

How to wash linen and staple dresses?

These capricious materials last for many years with proper care. Dresses made of staple and linen always look very impressive, they are comfortable and comfortable in them. To wash products made of this material correctly, you need to adhere to the following rules:

1. You can use the automatic machine in delicate mode.

2. It is better to wring out such products by hand and without twisting.

3. Dresses should dry strictly in an upright position, it is possible on a hanger.

4. During ironing, it is worthwhile to tighten the fabric for the best effect.

5. Iron both materials while still wet or use steam.

With proper care, linen and staple dresses will remain in the same color range for a long time, and the fabric will not disperse or leak out.

How to wash a polyester dress?

A practical material that requires the right approach when taking care of yourself. In the case of polyester, you can use washing powder, but the temperature in the machine should be no more than 40 degrees. All kinds of fabric softeners are acceptable. It is important to know that not all polyester variations can be ironed. To prevent the dress from looking wrinkled, it is recommended to stretch it or lay it out gently after rinsing until it dries completely.

Knowing such simple, but very important nuances, you can no longer be afraid to purchase outfits for yourself from “complex” fabrics.

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