Don’t stress over the upkeep of your favourite party dress, the one that fetched you many compliments when you wore it for a party last night.
Here are a few tips to maintain your fave party dress!
1. Keep the Perfume Off
Perfume is meant for skin, not for your dress. In case you have done that, make sure to wash or dry clean your dress. If you keep your dress back in your Almira with the perfume on, it will damage the fabric and elasticity.
2. Wash or Dry Clean
An expensive party dress needs special care. To get rid of stain or dirt, wash it or give it for dry cleaning, depending on the fabric. For instance, you can wash cotton dresses on your own, but velvet, satin and silk dresses require dry cleaning. Similarly, woollen dresses need to be washed in warm water with a special detergent. Keeping the nature of fabrics in mind, treat them carefully.
Once washed, dried and ironed, the next step is very crucial, as your dress will sit pretty in your wardrobe till the next party happens. Wrap the dress in a plastic sheet and keep some air holes for circulation. Place it in a cardboard box or plastic box. This will keep the dress away from dust or odour. In case you have a separate Almira for special clothes, hang them separately.
Stored for months and years, in the plastic wrap or paper wrap, the dresses might catch some odour. Use naphthalene balls or camphor soaps while storing.