Any ideas for how I can clean my dress? I attached the stock photo of it.
Thanks so much!
By Stephanie from Anchorage, AK
Use baking soda, with a clean tooth brush. This will absorb the stains and dirt spots, then wipe with dry fluffy towel The gown is beautiful, just beautiful!
After my daughter's bridal portraits were made, we noticed a few blemishes on her gown; including grass stains. We took the gown to the bridal shop that it was purchased from for suggestions and the owner pulled out a container of Clorox "Bleach free" disinfectant wipes and proceeded to clean every blemish; even the grass stains. She stated it could even be used on colors. I never would have believed it if I had not witnessed it firsthand. Needless to say, I now keep these wipes in my home and office just for this purpose. If you are skeptic and I wouldn't blame you for being so, with your wedding gown, try this on another piece of clothing in your wardrobe. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. Remember, if you try this, bleach free wipes.
Gorgeous dress! I'm sure you can use some type of fabric steamer to deodorize and get small specks of dirt out. If you know anyone who has a hand held shark steamer that would be perfect since it has a fabric attachment. Good luck, and what a thrifty find!
Use vinegar to clean the dress. I had under arm stains on mine, the vinegar works just put it in the sun. After you apply the vinegar, it may take a few days. Re apply every day till spots ago away, good luck.
Thank so so much to everyone for your good wishes, compliments, and ideas! I feel like I've got a whole bunch of encouraging and wonderful bridesmaids! I'm sure I'll be able to get the dress nicely cleaned now. Thanks again, so much, for your help and comments. Thank you, thank you thank you! :)
Wow! You found that at a thrift store! I don't know how to clean it, but it has to be the most beautiful and unique dress I have seen in a very long time. Best of luck!
I work for a thrift store and many soiled gowns come in. As strange as this may seem, this has worked on every single one. I hang the garment in the yard and hose it down with cold water from the outside spigot. I have done this to colored material, white and different fabrics. It seems people take the garment off with cake on it, etc and hang it up for a few years then donate. The worse was a flower girl dress, full of cake, candy and dirt. If there is a really bad spot, I scrub it with a toothbrush while hanging. All the wrinkles come out, too. It is the cold tap water and hanging that make it a success, I think. Would not put in the washer.
If you were able to find a stock photo of the dress, you should be able to find the manufacturing company. You might contact them to see what they say about cleaning it.
I'm sorry I don't have an answer for you.I just had to comment on your gown. May your wedding day be as beautiful as your unique gown. It's breathtaking. Good Bless.
I pulled my wedding dress out of the closet and it has a smokey color all over it. I need to get it cleaned up but can't afford dry cleaning. Our 25 year anniversary is coming up and I would like my dress to look almost new. Any information would be helpful.
I recently bought a wedding dress. The bodice is lace with pearl beads. It is really dirty, like a shopping cart was rolled over it several times. The skirt is unadorned, but has some dirt marks on it also. How do I clean the beads, lace arms, and bodice without destroying the dress. It says polyester, dry clean only. Any thoughts?
Jennifer from Boston, MA
By Gina J.
I agitated the material around myself and did not turn on the machine because it would be too harsh on the fabric. When it was clean, I switched the machine on and let the water drain out. I rinsed it twice by filling the machine again, hand agitating, and draining. I put the dress on a drying rack because if you hang it, the weight of the water will stretch out the fabric and make the dress misshapen. Mine is clean and beautiful. Best of luck to you. (01/17/2009)
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By bellini from Bristol, UK
My wedding dress is made of satin with some lace overlay. I want to give it to my daughter, but it is too small for her to wear. I would like to clean it and use the fabric to make a quilt for her. I need help on how to properly clean the dress.
By Deborah from Georgetown, TX
I have a small issue; I have a beautiful wedding dress. I'm getting married May 22 of the year. My issue is I have tried my dress on like 3 times and from putting it on I have gotten some oil spots (dirt) from my hands on it. I wash my hands every time I touch my dress, but I don't know how to get it out.
The spots are on the tips of my dress. I love my dress. I hope someone can help me. I'm afraid I will leave water marks if I try to clean it myself.
By Daniella from Plattsburgh, NY
I just want to ask, how can I wash or clean my wedding dress at home? There are stains of make-up and orange juice on it.
I am trying to figure out how to clean my mother's wedding dress that I have, still in a box for almost 70 years. It is made of a slipper satin fabric and I'm afraid to give it to a dry cleaners.
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