After partying out with a flashy sequined dress, many go home to realize that they can’t really wash it without severely damaging their great investment. It seems that damage is inevitable when it comes to taking care of such a dress. It may seem high maintenance, however, these simple tips and tricks will turn mission impossible into mission
When you arrive home after a party or special occasion, the first thing you may want to do is toss your dress somewhere in the corner of your room. (I mean…that’s what I would want to do.)
Do not lay your dress flat anywhere! This increases the possibility for sequins to fold or attach themselves to other materials and, of course, eventually falling off. So always hang your dress up where it can stay nice and safe until your next wear.
Some of us have itchy fingers…which means we enjoy picking at things. When you see a little piece of thread hanging out from any piece of clothing, the first thing that comes to mind is “Pull the thread! Pull the thread!”. Please do not pull on the thread, as all it does it pull out every single sequin that was attached to the dress. You do not want that. Ever.
So how do you actually wash it?
I recommend you either hand wash it or simply spot clean. With hand washing you can scrub out any dirty particles with a toothbrush. Spot cleaning will eliminate stains without having to go through the whole process of washing the whole dress and then drying it. If it is absolutely necessary, you can machine wash the dress in cold water. Remember to flip the dress over and put the machine on the gentle cycle! It will reduce chances of more sequins detaching from the dress.
After following these tips, your dress should be good to go for a second, third, etc. run. Perhaps, if you take really good care of it, you can even pass it on to your grandchildren…