(Closed) Can tulle dresses lose it's "stiffness" by dry cleaning?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
2315 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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…

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