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A prom dress is quite an investment, and you want to treat it as such! Whether you buy your dress from a store that you take home that day or you order it online, there are many precautions you need to take to ensure your dress is being cared for adequately. We give you advice on how to take care of your prom dress before, during, and after prom night. Follow along to learn how to extend the life of your beautiful prom dress!

Before wearing:

Remove the Wrinkles:

Steam the dress by placing the steamer along the inside of the fabric and gently pulling it down as the wrinkles dissipate. If you do not have a steamer, simply hang the dress in your bathroom, turn the shower on to the hottest temperature, and leave the dress hanging for about 10 minutes. The steam from the shower should remove the wrinkles.


  • All dresses are professionally steamed by us before you take them home, but always pop them back in if you need a touch up before/after the day.


  • Using a steamer at home is an excellent tool for touch-ups. While you may not get all of the wrinkles out, it will do the trick.


  • Hang the dress in the bathroom at a height where the skirt flows freely, turn the shower to hot, close the door, and let the room fill with steam. Keep the dress in the steamy bathroom for about 30 minutes, then inspect and smooth the wrinkled areas! Using the shower is a great cost-effective way to get that professional steamed look. While you may not get all of the deep wrinkles out, it helps a significant amount.

Apply your Beauty Products

Before you put on your dress, apply your makeup, hair products, moisturizers, and deodorants first, to avoid the risk of staining the dress.

If you decide to get a spray-tan, do it a few days before the day of your event, to wash off the residue, which will reduce the risk of it getting stained.

Choose your Accessories Wisely

Avoid wearing any kind of accessories that might accidentally get caught in the fabric of your dress. For example, if the dress has sequins or beads, do not wear loose jewelry that could easily snag the fabric.

After wearing:

Read the Tag on your Dress carefully for Cleaning Instructions

You’ll want to clean your dress after wearing it to remove any stains or excess residue. However, read the tag carefully to ensure the best way to clean your dress.

Hang Your Dress on a Hanger

Be sure to use the plastic hanging straps attached to the dress for extra support to ensure that it will stay on the hanger. Then, place it in a cloth garment bag. If you do not have closet space, you can also fold it gently into a box.

Store your dress in a room temperature environment away from Sunlight

Placing your dress in a humid environment may damage to your dress because of the effect that heat and moisture has on fabric, so be sure to place it in a room temperature environment. Also, place it somewhere with little sunlight, as the sun can cause discoloration to the fabric of your dress.

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