Post # 1
I was also wondering if any of you had experienced that the tulle dress got a bit “damaged” after dry clean? The seller has said that she has dry cleaned it, and the dress looks a bit “flat”, and has lost a lot of the “structure”… The seller says that the dress would be the same after some steaming.
But should tulle dresses be dry cleaned? And has any of you experienced wheter or not if the tulle is the same after dry clean and then steaming? Or does the dress lose a lot of the “stiffness” in the tulle?
Post # 3
@MisSilje: Have you looked into just having the dress steamed/pressed instead? That should help the tulle lay better.
ETA: This thread has some helpful points: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/anyone-dry-clean-their-wedding-dress-especially-prior-to-the-wedding#axzz2QxF3MsQK
Post # 4
I have not bought the dress yet. But the seller says that she has sent it to dry clean. As the picture clearly shows, the dress looks a bit flat. Therefore, I am not sure if I dare to buy it over the internet….
Post # 5
I’m interested in the answer to this too! I remember there was another Bee who wore Vera Wang (the Gemma or Ethel maybe?) who had a dry cleaning disaster with her dress, and the ruffles/rosettes were kind of messed up afterwards.
My preowned dress is overall quite clean to the eye, but the bottom underlayers are fairly dirty. Initially I thought I would have to hem it anyway and maybe just get away with cutting off the dirty section, but now I think I prefer the length as is. Does anyone know what happens to Alencon/Chantilly lace and horsehair when you dry-clean it? I’m worried about the shape (especially the horsehair tiers) getting saggy. Would anyone recommend that I hand-wash just the the bottom part? I would really love an overall clean to get it pristine, but not at the risk of losing its shape…