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How to Preserve Your Silk Sample Wedding Dress Like a Pro

How to Preserve Your Silk Sample Wedding Dress Like a Pro

Silk is a classic superstar fabric for wedding dresses that marks all of the boxes when it comes to elegance, durability, and comfort. If you’re sensitive to some fabrics, silk is mostly hypoallergenic and it’s also naturally derived since it’s created by silkworm larvae.

With all of this said, silk is unique and begs the question of whether it requires special cleaning care for pristine preservation. 

If you’ve found a beautiful silk sample wedding dress in Jacksonville and want to give it a refresh, here are our best tips! Let’s go.

Is it Safe to Wash Silk in the Washing Machine?

While it’s true that some non-pure silk wedding gowns can be machine washed, it’s highly important to do thorough research beforehand before tossing it in.

If your sample wedding dress has embellishments then it’s definitely not a good idea, as these intricate materials can come undone. Washing silk also increases the risk of shrinking.

The best course of action is to clarify the cleaning procedure with the designer. You can also consult with a professional dry cleaner who has experience dealing with silk wedding dresses. 

At One Love, we always recommend Oceanside Cleaners to our Jacksonville brides.

Can I Put My Sample Silk Wedding Dress in the Dryer?

Heat and silk do not go together, so it’s not a good idea to put your sample wedding gown in the dryer. If so, you might be dealing with a dress that’s too small since heat can shrink the fabric!

The Best Way to Store a Silk Sample Wedding Dress

Keep dust and dirt away from your silk wedding dress by folding it loosely in acid-free paper and gently placing it inside a garment bag or box.

Store it in a cool, dry place where sunlight can’t touch it, as it can cause discoloration.

Remember that alcohol can also damage the fabric, so be cautious when spritzing perfume or hairspray around the dress.

Courtney L.One Love Bridal Outlet

Courtney L.

June 6, 2023


One Love Bridal Outlet
1171 Beach Boulevard, Suite 104, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250