How to Take Care of Prom gowns



Prom Dresses are delicate and frequently expensive items of clothing so when you've bought yours you should do everything you can to take care of it. There are a number of tricks and tips to ensure that your prom gown is kept in the best possible condition. So with a little forethought as well as you can take the best proper care of your prom dress before, during and after your prom. Prom Dresses on sale

Before your prom

Before your prom you'll want to take steps to prevent any creases or damage occurring for your gown. Most reputable prom dress retailers will give you complimentary garment bags making use of their prom dresses. Failing that you can purchase garment bags from supermarkets and many online retailers.

First, hang your dress in the garment bag. You simply must hang it somewhere enough so that the skirt isn't touching the bottom (or is only just touching). The places you hang it needs to ideally be considered a closed space such as a wardrobe. You should make sure that this place you choose to hang your prom dress isn't damp and doesn't get exposed to smells (e.g cooking smells).

You may be tempted to try your dress on a few times but try and resist for two reasons. Firstly, prom dresses are very delicate items along with the more you take them off and on, the greater the risk that beading will end up lose and even fall of. Secondly, the more you have your dress out of its garment bag, the larger the chance is that it can be damaged by a tear or spill. By all means do a trial run with each of your shoes and accessories, just don't sit/walk around in your dress afterward! Thirdly, in case you have worn your dress a lot of times then when prom comes around it will not feel as special. prom dresses sale

When your prom dress become creased before your prom, you can always seek the advice of a professional dry cleaner.

When you buy ready

When it comes to prom night, should you put your dress on initially you risk accidentally marking your dress with product. Apply your make-up and style your hair before you decide to put your dress on. You have to be especially careful with body lotions and temporary bronzers because they can transfer from your skin and cause marks to look on prom dresses.

If you're wearing perfume then exercise caution. A lot of the beads and crystals on prom gowns could be tarnished whenever they get perfume with them. As such, perfume ought to be applied when you're still in your underwear. Spray two squirts in front of you at chest height and after that walk through it.

Place your prom dress on on the last possible moment (leaving lots of time to have photos taken before you leave). Princess style prom dresses take a little extra care to put on and you will need a helping hand. The best way to put this kind of gown on would be to unzip or unlace it then put it on from above. You need to stand with your arms in mid-air while a friend lifts it over your arms and head.

Importantly, always wash both hands before touching your gown.

In your prom

It's worth taking into account that a prom dress is in fact quite a delicate little bit of clothing. There is an increasing trend to get to prom in the wackiest possible way, but you should be careful to think about whether your arrival method risks damaging your prom dress. Prom gowns are made for sitting, standing and talking instead of much else! So make sure you not do anything to athletic in yours.

Should spill anything in your gown during prom then don't panic! Remove any excess but don't try and remove/rub the stain as you will only make it worse. Dry cleaners have a better chance of removing stains from prom dresses if no-one else has tried first. Most importantly don't worry about it, it's not worth letting a stain on the prom gown spoil your evening!

After your prom

You might wish to have your prom gown cleaned after your prom, to keep it in the best condition. You should approach a professional and reputable dry cleaner who may have experience dry-cleaning prom dresses. They're going to then be able to recommend which process to use.

If any damage has been caused in your dress (e.g. loose beading) you might wish to have this repaired before you decide to store your dress. Do some searching online and check your yellow pages for details of local seamstresses who can mend prom dresses

If your dress has been dry-cleaned you ought to store it in its garment bag. As prom gowns tend to take up quite a lot of space, you may not wish to keep it in your wardrobe. It is possible to line a large box which has a bin line and set your dress inside (the bin liner can help keep moisture out of your dress). Carefully package your spice up into a large box and store it under your bed, in the spare room or in the loft.