(Closed) Yellowed sample dress-what to do?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That’s too bad 🙁

Would it be at all possible to dye the entire dress a light ivory colour to mask the discolouration?  Or is the yellowing very “yellow”?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Someone on here posted the other day about actually washing their wedding dress. They took it to a laundrymat with a large front loading washer (no agitator) and turned it inside out and washed it, and then air dried it and it was good as new. I don’t know if you want to risk it or not. If you washed it, I would just use oxyclean instead of soap, but that might do the trick.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

She put in in a duvet cover and washed it.  Maybe that will work?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I say you don’t have much to loose…I’d try washing it like the other gal did and see what happens!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If the discoloration is only noticeable at the belt/sash locations, is it possible to get a thicker belt/sash?  Maybe it would hit you in a different spot that is flattering and cover the discoloration?  Kind of a far reach, but it all I can think of aside from cleaning/dying it.

Can you post a picture? I am not familiar with what that dress looks like.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

There was also a bee on here that had a vintage lace gown that was discoloured/stained and detailed what she did to clean it….

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

a friend of mine took her mother’s yellowed wedding dress and soaked it in a tub with oxy clean and it came out much, much whiter… if you’re going to toss it anyway, it’d be worth trying to wash it with some oxyclean in the non-agitator front-load washing machine on gentle like the other bee did! 🙂 keep us updated!

my actual first thought was to wear a wider belt than used to be on it, like a PP said… but if you just hate the belt idea, then i’d try washing it for sure before moving on to another dress… 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

you ladies are amazing. I just love reafing these posts. wash it, not much to loose! and please update us on how it turned out!!

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