How to treat your dresses during washing

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Sometimes we ladies can be very absent-minded and ruin a beautiful dress in the washer simply because we didn’t take the time to notice its instructions are for hand-wash only. In this article you will find out how to wash your clothes depending on the fabric they are made of.

In the summer, the most widely used fabrics are lace, chiffon, silk and denim.


This summer silk will be very much in style in the form of wide skirts or tops which will underline the curves of the body.

This fabric should be washed very carefully if you are to keep it in good shape. Silk is best washed by hand in cool water and using a delicate detergent. This way you will preserve not only the shape of the garment, but also its color. Do not wring it out by hand, but let it drip-dry to avoid stretching the fabric, specialists’ advice.


Chiffon is a very light material. Almost all designers have included it in their summer collections. One of the most notable uses of this fabric is in airy, ankle-length dresses.

This material should be washed in water no more than 30 degrees Celsius and hand-wash only! You can use a mild soap that will not damage the fabric.


Lace is typically used for decorations but this season it is very fashionable in the form of short mini dresses. Clothes with lace elements can be machine washed but use a delicate cycle and water temperature of no more than 30 degrees Celsius. Do not use centrifuge. Soak the dress in cold water for a while and let it drip-dry.


Jeans are always in style, regardless of the season. Denim garments should be washed separately. The ideal temperature for them is no higher than 40 degrees Celsius. Black denim garments should be washed with a special detergent which will preserve their color and prevent fading.


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