Post # 1
I’m seriously considering about wearing a vintage wedding dress that’s been passed down to me. The problem with it is that the dress smells a bit.. dusty as it has never been worn for 30 years. So my question is: since I’m head over heels for the dress (as the style is EXACTLY what I want), what are my options for getting rid of the smell?
To my understanding, wedding gowns are made from synethic material which sometimes do not mix well with alcohol (which is what perfume is made of). Any advice on how I can resolve this issue?
Post # 2
can you have it dry cleaned?
Post # 3
Vodka. It sounds silly but professionals use it on garments that can’t be dry cleaned easily. It kills the bateria that causes the smell. If you are worried, put a 50/50 mix of the cheapest (like plastic jug with a handlecheap) vodka and water and spray with a spray bottle in an unseen area. I have always used straight vodka not mixed with water though. And I have never seen it leave a water mark. But to be safe, test as previously mentioned.
Post # 4
I would take it to a seamstress or dressmaker who specializes in altering/modernizing vintage gowns (which you will have to do anyway if you decide to wear it). They deal with vintage gowns all the time and will know what to do.
Post # 5
first of all, you need to find out what fabric it is. not all gowns are synthetic fabric. a seamstress will know