Your ball dress, ensemble, and accessories ensemble need not be a one-time-only affair. With the proper care and care, it can last for many years to come. This blog post will discuss what you can do to make it last longer, not just for one night but for many.
Do not just buy Latin dresses and expect them to last. You need to take care of it before, during, and after the event. You must know how to maintain the life of your dress so you can enjoy it for longer than just one night.
There are many things you need to be aware of when handling your dress. Knowing these will ensure that your dress lasts a lot longer and be more enjoyable to dance in.
1. Cleaning Your Dress
Do not just wash your dress with a regular washing machine; this could cause damage and reduce the life of your dress. Instead, it is ideal to have your dress dry cleaned.
Your dress can be cleaned very easily at home without the use of chemicals or much effort. As long as you take the proper steps to remove stains, your dress will look like new when you are finished.
2. Storing Your Dress Properly.
When storing your dress, you need to be sure that it is dry and hanging slightly opens to prevent damage to the lining and fabric. The best way to store your dress will depend on the type of fabric it has.
You can lay it down in the closet with the back facing upwards and place other clothes over it if you have a thick fabric. If your dress is lightweight, you can place it in a garment bag and keep it like that until you are ready to use it again.
3. How to Keep the Lining from Pilling.
The lining is very delicate and can be easily ruined by wear and tear. Over time this delicate cloth will begin to pucker, and you will find that it rubs against your skin, causing ripples in the fabric.
When this happens, you need to prevent the pilling from becoming noticeable or take action right away. There are a few methods you can use while removing the pilling from your dress. These include hot steam, pressing, and ironing.
Steam can be used to remove any pilling that has accumulated on the inside of your dress. This method is ideal for clothing with delicate fabric as the steam will allow for quick and efficient pilling removal. For fabric with a thicker layer, you can use a pressing cloth to smooth out the wrinkles.
You can also use an iron to press it against a cool fabric so that any remaining places where the pilling is present are smoothed out.
4. How to Protect the Fabric.
Even when you can remove the pilling from your dress, your fabric consumption will not be at its highest point as it is delicate. By protecting your dress, you will be able to extend the life of your dress by several years.
The best method to protect your dress is the application of a stain guard. This type of product will stop any stains from forming on your dress as soon as they begin to form, making them easier and faster to remove.
Extending the Life of Your Dress Will Extend the Value of Your Investment
As the ballroom dance world continues to grow, so will the demand for dresses and attire! Unfortunately, the cost of new dresses is constantly increasing, but there are ways to extend the life of your dress before you purchase another one.
By taking care of your dress, you will be ensuring that it is in the best condition possible. This will increase its value and make it more enjoyable to dance in. The more use you can get out of your dress, the greater the value will be.