How to Keep Prom Dresses Or Bridesmaid Dresses?

How do you preserve a prom dress? What is the best way to store a bridesmaid dress? It should involve more than just placing it on a hangar and shoving it in a closet.

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Prom dress, bridesmaid dress are not is unlike your day-to-day clothing. Your dressy dresses deserve special attention and care to keep it looking its best and should be maintained with care. 

It’s common to order your dress a few weeks before the occasion, and, after the party, we can reuse the dress again. Both might lead you to the question, how to keep your prom dress or bridesmaid dress?

  1. How to store the dress before the event?
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  It’s important to keep your dress in good condition (by hanging or storage) for weeks so that it still looks amazing when you are ready to wear it for the big day.

  With a few simple tricks, you can make sure that it maintains its beauty and in new condition with crease-free.

   The first step is to find a clean and safe, dust-free storage space. This could be your wardrobe or in another room. Just make sure to keep your dress away from direct light, sun exposure, which will make the color fade or dull.

If possible, store your dress laying completely flat in a box when having enough room to fold as little as possible. This would help you to avoid wrinkles and crease lines.

If not, hang it straight and not touching the ground with a wide/ rounded hanger that won’t leave indents on the straps or neckline of the dress. Cover the dress in a zip-through plastic dress cover will be better.

Allow your prom dresses or bridesmaid dresses room to breathe, do not pack it too tightly into small spaces.

Use a gentle insect repellent to combat against pests. Test the repellent beforehand to ensure it doesn’t have a strong scent and easy to remove from the dress.

Pull out the dress, air it out and make sure it is still free from creases or wrinkles once the big day approaches. Check the whole dress and try it on again to make sure the fabric is lying correctly and has not changed shape during storage.

  • How to store the dress after the event?
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    A prom dress can always be worn again for the future formal or semi-formal event, and so do bridesmaid dresses. And you can even have some featured changed or altered to transform it into a new dress.

    But after the party, it’s possible that your dresses may have small marks, stain or tear that need to repair. Examine your dress from top to bottom to find any stains or tears that need to fix or repair before returning it to storage in the same place, clean and repair it home or store, so it’s fresh and ready to wear again.

    Store your dresses at room temperature and avoid basements or warm linen closets. The temperature difference can cause changes to occur to the fabric over time. You can store it in four important words, clean, cool, dark and dry, and plus these tips.

    The narrow loops of fabric sewn into the neckline of dresses are for hanging. If you decide to hang it. Then loop each side over the top of the hanger. If you are going to store your wedding or prom dress in a box, make sure the box is constructed of strong, acid-free cardboard.

    Depending on your closet system and space, decide between box or hanger storage. Throw a few packets of silica gel into your box or attach it to the hanger of your dress. This will absorb the surrounding moisture and keep mold away.

    If there is any beading on the dress, cover or wrap it in tissue paper to protect it. Carefully store any packages of replacement beads or buttons in a safe place. You never know when you may need these.   

   If you need to transport your dress and don’t have space, widely roll instead of the fold to prevent creases.

   You’ll need to reapply a bug repellent. Add a scented satchel such as lavender to your box or tape from the hanger to keep the dress remaining fresh-scented. 

   You’ll need to periodically check up on the garment. Pull it out from storage, allow it to hang and breathe away from the sun. And steam clean on a regular basis to keep the shape, and so it won’t distort over time. 

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