Prom and Formal Dress Care
It's fun shopping for a formal dress and shoes but it
can be quite an investment. Whether you plan on wearing your dress again
or parting with it after your prom, we've got some tips to keep it in
tip-top shape so you or someone else can enjoy the dress you first fell
in love with.
not apply your fragrance or perfume directly on your dress. Apply it
before you get dressed and on your pulse points where the fabric
won't touch. Perfume has a tendency to leave nasty stains even if
they don't appear immediately.
Be prepared for the unexpected. Carry a safety
pin in your purse for a ripped seam or bra strap that won't stay
If you're not renting a limo, make sure the
vehicle you will travel in has been cleaned inside and out.
Don't throw your dress on the floor when you get
home. Take the time to hang it up to keep it's shape. Someone will
appreciate your efforts later.
Not all stains are apparent. Have your dress
cleaned and pressed as soon as possible after your prom, especially
if you've used a sunless tanning lotion.
When you take your gown to the cleaners, point
out any evident stains and tears so they can be mended. Do not try
to repair them at home.
Take in any accessories that need to be
dry-cleaned such as a shawl, handbag or shoes.
Cover your dress to keep off dirt and dust. Ask
your dry cleaner for specific instructions for storing.