Dry Clean or Hand Wash
Hand Wash Instructions
- Use cold or cool water.
- Choose a mild detergent or household hand soap
- Use your bathtub so that your dress can be laid flat in the water while it is being washed.
- Do not bunch or agitate your dress while it is in the tub. Rather simply submerge it under the soapy water a few times. Try (with all your might) to keep the dress flat.
- Do not wring out your dress or bunch it up to remove any excess water, instead push the water out with your hands.
- Avoid any aggressive agitation or excessive stretching of your dress.
- To dry, lay it out flat on a drying rack or if you do not have a drying rack, lay it out flat on a towel and turn it over every hour or so. Do not hang your dress when it is wet as this could cause it to stretch unnecessarily.
- Avoid tumble-drying or tumble dry on a cold and gentle tumble dry cycle until the dress is damp, however, do not tumble dry to completely dry.
- Iron inside out on low heat to avoid iron marks.
- Iron dress when it is slightly damp. Alternatively, use a damp cloth between the iron and the dress as needed if dress becomes to dry.
Keep your dress in like-new condition and avoid hanging your dress by its straps or slipping half of the dress through the rung of a hanger. Never crumble it up and use the minimal amount of folds possible when storing it in your dresser drawer or on closet shelf.
Folding or crumbling up your dress may cause creases and hanging it from hangers may cause your bandage dress to stretch out of shape over time.
Never store your dress in plastic or vinyl for extended periods of time due to the natural breaking down of chemicals that can cause staining or unpleasant odors.
For long sleeved bandage dress styles wrap the sleeves under the bodice of the dress then lightly fold the dress in half. For strapped bandage dress styles tuck straps into the dress and then fold lightly in half.
Avoid shoving or pushing your dress into its final storage place but rather simply lay it casually without fuss to ensure no stretching or creasing takes place. (If creasing or wrinkles do occur - you can steam it - don't hang your dress lay it flat and smooth it with your hands.)
Wear Your Bandage Dress for Years
Your bandage dress lasts longer the less you wash it. So if you can get away with a quick and effective spot cleaning rather than the more vigorous washing techniques mentioned above here's what we recommend:
- Wet the soiled area with cold water.
- Place a small amount of hand soap or mild detergent on a clean damp cotton or microfiber cloth.
- Rub the soiled areas with your fingers and cloth to remove spots.
- Wet the area with cold water again to remove any excess detergent.
- Pat dry and lay flat.
- Iron when still damp (if necessary).
The key to caring for your bandage dress is to reduce its contact with water. Rayon is a fabulous fabric for tucking you in and smoothing you out (which is why we chose it) and is easy to care for.
Maintain its appearance by using mild detergents, limit washings, and lying your bandage dress in a drawer or on a closet shelf rather than hanging it from a hanger.