(Closed) Bees who bought second-hand dresses: Did you have to deal with underarm stains?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Wow… I am not sure. I know that I don’t remember mine having anything (It is being altered now). I honestly don’t believe that anyone will notice and maybe ask your seamstress if it can be removed…

Post # 4
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m not sure about your dress and I didn’t buy mine second-hand.  But I work in a group home where the girls go to an event to get second-hand prom dresses and I know one of them that looked like a silky/satiny material had sweat stains under the arms.  From my knowledge they just had to take it to the dry cleaners and they were able to remove the stains from the dress if that helps (I know the materials could be vastly different).  

Post # 5
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow, I didn’t even think about that as a possibility. I know I dropped mine off for cleaning a week after the honeymoon, and am now getting ready to sell it. Definitely inquire about cleaning timelines before buying a used dress! I guess I can’t fault the store though, as cleaners charge an amount that really should be illegal to clean wedding gowns. THey would probably never make money if they didn’t wait to clean them 🙁

Post # 6
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hmm, that’s a weird policy. The couple consignment stores that I know in LA won’t accept any used dresses that have’t been dry cleaned.

Post # 7
46680 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If the stain doesn’t come out at the dry cleaners, good old fashioned Sunlight Bar soap will get out any yellow underarm stains.


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