Chiffon evening dresses are elegant, delicate and graceful… making it a REAL formal wear treasure!
By learning the proper way to clean your chiffon evening dress, you’ll be able to preserve its beauty and prolong its life. Because let’s be honest here… chiffon evening dress is not cheap! The best way to get your money worth is to get as much wear as possible.
Even if you don’t own a chiffon evening dress but are looking into buying one or two pieces, it doesn’t hurt to learn how to clean them so you’ll know what to do when the time come.
Before we proceed, it’s good to know that chiffon can be made from silk, cotton, polyester, nylon, etc. If your chiffon is made from silk, you need to be extra careful as they are more delicate than chiffon made from synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon. The guide below will cover all types of chiffon.
In some cases, chiffon evening dress will need to be dry cleaned. Dry cleaning can be expensive. Price depending on location, garment type, fabric, embellishment, stains, etc. Traditional dry cleaning method is bad for the environment and personal health. The harsh chemical used for dry cleaning can damage and weakened the construction of chiffon too.
This guide will show you the best way to hand wash and machine wash your chiffon evening dress. When in doubt, refer to your local laundry service or tailor for advice.
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1. Read label on evening dress
The best place to start is by reading the label on the evening dress. The label will tell you what type of fabric it’s made of and the best way to clean the dress. If the evening dress doesn’t have label, you can contact the shop/boutique where you bought the dress for garment care advice.
How do you determine which washing method is best for your chiffon evening dress? Refer to the table below:
|Hand washing||Machine washing|
|All silk chiffon evening dresses||Polyester chiffon evening dresses|
|All rayon chiffon evening dresses||Nylon chiffon evening dresses|
|Heavy to moderate embellished chiffon evening dresses regardless of what it’s made of||Cotton chiffon evening dresses|
|Very sheer (transparent) chiffon evening dresses regardless of what it’s made of||Non-embellished to lightly embellished chiffon evening dresses of any type except silk chiffon and rayon chiffon evening dresses|
|Less sheer (thicker) chiffon evening dresses of any type except silk chiffon and rayon chiffon evening dresses|
A. Hand washing chiffon evening dresses
Delicate and fragile chiffon evening dresses like those made from silk or rayon need to be hand washed. If the evening dress has heavy to moderate embellishment like , sequins, rhinestones, appliques or other delicate detailing or is very transparent/sheer (low Denier count), the best option is to hand wash them.