Correct Way To Clean Velvet Dress So You Don’t Ruin Your Party

Luxury winter doesn’t exist without velvet dress in your closet, at least to me! It’s timeless fabrics that makes you enjoy luxurious winter party special! Velvet is a pretty unique fabric, and there is many strategies to clean and care since this fabric is made up of so many different components such as silk, cotton, nylon, mohair or wool.


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Some velvet dresses like stretchy knit velvet or very fine weaved velvet is must be dry-cleaned from professionals. However, like crushed velvet is usually safe enough that you can machine wash or do it yourself cleaning at home.

Correct Way To Clean Velvet Dress So You Don't Ruin Your Party

Here are best correct way to take care of your favorite velvet dress so it lasts for every winters that works the most. (It’s fashion designer proven methods!)


How To Steam Velvet To Remove Wrinkles

Correct Way To Clean Velvet Dress So You Don't Ruin Your Party

Hanging the garment in a steamy bathroom will work to remove light wrinkles. After steaming, use a soft clothes brush and lightly brushing from top to down. The best tip is the one to use a steamer to freshen your dress. If you don’t feel like taking a dress to the cleaners, this is best too for when you want to remove wrinkles. When using steamer, don’t hold it too close to stay in one spot too long or you will damage the fabric. Sprinkle with fabric freshening spray afterward, and then you’ll be good to go.


Never Iron Velvet

Correct Way To Clean Velvet Dress So You Don't Ruin Your Party

Never iron velvet, it can crush the pile which is tiny fibers you feel when hand over your hand over a piece of velvet clothing. Velvet should only be steamed. If you use an iron to remove wrinkles, only allow the steam to penetrate the fabric. Never place the face plate of the iron directly on the fabric.


Try Homemade Stain Remover

Correct Way To Clean Velvet Dress So You Don't Ruin Your Party

If you have a stain on a velvet dress but don’t want to take it to the dry cleaner, it’s often worth it to clean the stain at home. Velvet dress can be cleaned naturally with a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice. These two ingredients mixture can help remove tough stains. Make sure you use a very diluted version of this mixture and test it on a small patch of your velvet dress first.


How To Machine Wash Velvet Dress

Correct Way To Clean Velvet Dress So You Don't Ruin Your Party

Some velvet items are ok to machine wash. Your clothing labels will give you clear instructions on whether or not you can machine wash or not. Generally, crushed velvet and polyester blended velvets will be good to machine wash. Velvet fabrics are typically stretchy, so avoiding washing in hot water if you don’t want your dress to shrink.


Dry Cleaning Is Best Idea When You Have This App

Correct Way To Clean Velvet Dress So You Don't Ruin Your Party

Velvet is one of the most common fabrics you’ll need to dry clean. The most expensive type of velvet is the 100% pure velvet, which consists of acetate and viscose blend. On your dress, you will see the cleaning instructions on your label depends on the type of the velvet the garment is, but if you invested in an expensive dress, dry clean it just to be safe.


I have been very successful of using Rinse app with my velvet and any special fabric clothes especially it worked great when I had busy 8-6 work schedule in busy city life with horrible traffic to get one errand done. And of course, in our tiny home and limited functions of our washing machine worked great. Just download the app on your smartphone and set a schedule and Rinse crew will come to your door to pick up the laundry bag and deliver your fresh clothes wherever you are! If you try today you will get Free Rinse, sign up here.


How To Store Velvet Clothes For Next Season

Correct Way To Clean Velvet Dress So You Don't Ruin Your Party

Velvet dress should be always hung on your closet and never folded when it comes to storing. When it is folded, it will leave creases that will be really difficult to remove. Use a study, padded hanger to prevent shoulder marks on your dress.


To store for longer time period, it’s best to cover the dress with breathable, washable fabric storage bag. Plastic is not recommended because it can trap moisture that can damage fibers and promote mildew growth in areas. Temperature wise, its best to store in a cool, dry area that does not have huge temperature changes.


These tips will help you out on how to care your favorite velvet dress and be ready to wear for special occasion or day, but don’t forget to read the care label on any velvet clothes you have or you buy.


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35 thoughts on “Correct Way To Clean Velvet Dress So You Don’t Ruin Your Party

  1. Those are some beautiful velvet dresses. I know my daughter has had a few of them. I will have to keep this in mind for the future if I have to clean any of them.

    1. That is encouraging! Hope these tips are helpful for you to easily clean and maintain your velvet pants for a long time!

  2. I haven’t historically been a fan of velvet dresses, but the ones you’ve shown are gorgeous! I may have to pick one up, now that I know how to properly care and clean one!

  3. So informative. My girlfriend is very happy to know all of those. I’ll share to my friends too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh my God! I can’t thank you enough for this post. I am going big on the velvet trend and have bought quite a few velvet items already. Sooner or later I would have surfed the net looking for ways to take care of my velvets.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Do drop by my blog as well : 🙂

    1. Its sure is the latest trend. Really happy the content is useful for others. I enjoyed writing this post 😉

  5. I did not know that velvet was some what easy to clean. I always thought that any stains run it. Thank you for sharing I am sure it will help a lot of people this season.

    1. Please share this post so that others may find useful tips to clean their velvet dresses looking amazing 🙂

    1. With a little love and care, its easy to maintain velvet material sso it looks great for years to come!

    1. Ya this post is full of helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your velvet clothing and keeping you looking great!

  6. Wow you really covered it all! From stains to cleaning to folding to storing away. It’s definitely a trend right now to have velvet dresses and tops. So very smart of you to put together a post like this! You have some excellent tips!

    1. Thank you so much for the encouraging compliment! Velvet is on trend and I’m just following my fashion designer background 😉

  7. There has been more than once that I have been wearing something that I had no idea how to clean. Albeit, I don’t have a velvet dress, but you never know in the future! I think that this will come in handy!

    1. Thank you. We are glad that others find it enjoyable to read and helpful in their velvet clothing care and maintenance.

  8. I don’t wear velvet that much, but this was a very interesting post! I never knew that it is a no no to iron velvet, also that app seems super cool and useful! I will check it out.

    1. Thank you I am happy that others are finding the velvet care information in this post to be helpful and useful. Please share 😉

    1. Happy that you found this content pertinent to you. Velvet dresses can be easily maintained for a long time. 🙂

    1. Thank you for the encouraging comment. Love sharing helpful tips and tricks that others find useful. Thank you for the positive feedback! 🙂

  9. Good tips to keep velvet dresses looking good long after purchase and that first debut. (But even so, not sure I would wear a white velvet party dress, no matter how fabulous it looks!)

  10. These are some great tips! I have always wondered how to make sure a velvet dress stays in great condition.

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