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How To Take Care Of Your Prom Dress: Before, During, And After

How To Take Care Of Your Prom Dress: Before, During, And After

Picture this: after months of searching and scoping for the perfect prom dress, you finally find it! Your magical night at prom arrives and you look more stunning than usual in your complete prom dress outfit.

Rumor has it you really stole the show on prom night!

During all of the plans and fun to be had, the last thing you want to forget about is the prom dress care needed to preserve the perfection of your prom dress.

We’re here to help with your prom dress care before, during, and after your big prom night to ensure the beauty is maintained, even after your prom night has come to an end.

How to take care of your prom dress before the big night

Try it on, check it out, and fall in love
When your prom dress of choice finally arrives, the first thing you want to do is try it on and give it a good spin! You may even want to start pairing it with your shoes and accessories of choice to get the full effect.

After you’ve tried it on, you’ll want to make sure the fit is just right and the look is what you’ve been dreaming of. If you feel like you’ll need to make a few alterations to the dress, you’ll want to figure that out now so you can make alteration arrangements to ensure the fit is precise.

Make sure all of the beaded detail, floral appliques, or embellishment is perfectly in place. If something feels off, you’ll want to get it adjusted to your liking before it’s too late.

Storing your dress for your big day
If everything is as amazing as you expected, you can get ready to hang that beauty up until your big day arrives. We recommend hanging it up or laying it flat to prevent any unwanted wrinkles. Depending on the style of your dress, you’ll want to be mindful of the types of hangers you use so that they don’t cause any pesky, hard-to-get-out wrinkles on the neckline or shoulders. If your dress is on the heavier side or has a large amount of detail, you may choose to hang it inside out or lay it down flat to preserve the elegant detail.

Day of Prom Dress Care

The night of your dreams has finally arrived and it’s time to finally show off your stunning prom dress. Unfortunately, accidents are prone to happen on your prom night. From dining to dancing, anything can happen during all of the fun that is being had! Live your night to the fullest and, don’t let that worry you at the moment. Once you get home you may notice wrinkles or an unwanted stain: here are a few things you can do to help keep your dress looking beautiful.

Wrinkles are bound to happen when you’re on the move on the dance floor. Before your prom event, we recommend giving your dress a good steam cleaning. This can help prevent any unwanted wrinkles from happening before picture time. Try not to worry about any wrinkles while you’re there and focus on having fun! When you get home, you can steam clean your dress one more time before hanging it up or putting it away to maintain its overall look.

Snags in the Material

Snags in your prom dress can be a real drag. Especially if it’s full of delicate detail and design that you want to maintain on your big night. There’s no telling if you’ll leave with a snag or a rip in your dress and, there’s not much you can do to prevent these types of accidents. One thing you can do is consider the fabric of your dress and the accessories you decide to accessorize with. Sometimes, bracelets or necklaces can cause unwanted rips in delicate fabric. So you’ll want to make sure they not only enhance your prom night look but also play well with the material!

Another thing you can do if you are worried about rips and snags putting a damper on your big night, you can consider bringing an emergency sewing kit. Sometimes, all a snag or rip needs is a quick sewing repair!

Remember: While you’re out having the time of your life at prom, try not to worry about the unpredictable. You deserve the perfect prom night, in the perfect prom dress, no matter what happens.

Unwanted Stains on the Material

If you run into any troubling stains that look hard to get out, it is always best to leave it up to the professionals and bring it into a dry cleaner. However, if this isn’t a feasible option for you, there are a few things you can do at home to help treat unwanted stains. Before you dig in and start researching the best way to remove your unwanted stain. A few things to take into consideration for your prom dress care: the fabric the dress is made of, where the stain is, what type of stain it is, and does the dress have any dress care instructions.

The minute you notice the stain, you should begin your research. This will help you look for the best method for treating the stain right away.

If the stain happens during your prom night, try not to let it get to you! Accidents happen and you’re having fun, it’s okay if your dress has a little fun too!

After Prom Dress Care

After your night has come to an end, it’s time to put your prom dress somewhere for safekeeping. Even though you aren’t sure where you’ll ever wear your dress, you never know if your future daughter might want to dance around it at her prom! Whatever reason you have, you’ll want to handle it with the utmost care. This will allow you to ensure that its beauty is preserved and the quality is still there.

We recommend cleaning and caring for your prom dress before hanging it in the back of your closet or dropping it off at storage. You won’t want to store it with any unwanted stains, wrinkles, or snags! To protect the material, you can consider putting it in a dress bag.

Remember ladies: every prom dress is different! As you handle your prom dress care, you’ll want to take the material, style, and type of prom dress into consideration. If things don’t go as planned, let the small stain or snag become a memory. The stain will be a memory of all the good times that were had on your big night!

Also, don’t forget to share your complete look with us on Instagram and tag us! We can’t wait to see how stunning you look on your big night!

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