Non ironers - how bad do you look in the summer?

(115 Posts)
EliotNess Sat 13-Jul-13 08:05:08

I am a selective ironer - I fold straight out of the dryer etc but if anything is line dryed, unless its spun on 600 in the machine it needs ironing, I am thinkinf kids cotton Polo shirts, my t shirts and tops and cropped cotton trousers

Do you just look like a walking Per Una crinkle skirts?

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 08:28:18

Anything cotton needs an iron. I think the only things I don't iron are jeans and thick jumpers. Clothes look so much better ironed but I know this is an unpopular view on MN!

EliotNess Sat 13-Jul-13 08:32:13

i know dexter

* links arms8
I quite like fiddling around with my clothes, ironning, doing on a gentle wash etc

Meglet Sat 13-Jul-13 08:37:34

I dry all my easily creased clothes on the washing line, even if it means they're out there for a day or two. Then it's straight onto hangers.

I've just bought a nice linen t-shirt from Zara, it's come up fine after being line dried.

EliotNess Sat 13-Jul-13 08:40:27

are you SURE meg? really? * head tilty *

starsandunicorns Sat 13-Jul-13 08:48:53

My dp and i dont iron much just my work clothes really dp can looked very creasely but we dont care he tops his style off with trainers with un tied laces

most stuff is dried in tumble or washing line dried so gets folded so as today im wearing a summer dress that been hang up since last summer that had its tags on still

YoniTime Sat 13-Jul-13 08:51:22

The linen top was knitted wasn't it. Knitted materials can look fine without ironing. But woven ones seldom do, unless you're going for the wrinkly look.

Nagoo Sat 13-Jul-13 09:00:55

I have to iron things now I'm line drying them <pouts>

Line drying is fine for polo shirts, tee shirts, anything that has a bit of stretch in it. The only things we iron are cotton or linen woven items, everything else just comes off the line and is flat. I give everything a sharp flick before pegging, that gets rid of most of the creases, the wind doe the rest. Spin everything at 1200.

MousyMouse Sat 13-Jul-13 09:14:19

strategic drying is your friend as is not buying linen trousers clothes that don't crinkle as much.
these days it's khaki trouser/shorts or jeans + cotton t-shirts. they are not creased and I don't waste time ironing

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 09:20:47

I never iron either I wash don't spin teh life out of tehm and put on hangers on a rail outside. I would iron a 100% cotton top of I had to but no never anything else. No one has ever commented and we look fine.

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 09:23:04

Would someone comment though? One of my dh's friends never irons anything and looks a right scruff but I would never dream of commenting on it to him as it is none of my business how he chooses to dress.

MrsHoarder Sat 13-Jul-13 09:31:48

I'm living in cotton jersey dresses which look fine or a slightly "textured" fatface dress which would look odd if ironed.

Everything is line dried, we're near the coast so generally it gets a helpful breeze too.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 09:35:49

My mates would comment! My ds is mega scruffy regardless. I really look after all my clothes re washing etc but I hate the look of ironed unless you have to for work.

CursiveLetters Sat 13-Jul-13 09:37:15

OK how does one do the strategic drying mentioned above?

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 09:42:48

Don't over fill machine and high spin ruins clothes and leaves them creased take stuff straight out and put on hangers and in summer I dry it outside and in winter I put on a rail in a warm room. T shirts I can spot which ones will crease so don't buy them! I don't work somewhere where I wear suits or shirts etc and I wear a lot of jersey. One off items like expensive dresses etc I dry clean anyway

MousyMouse Sat 13-Jul-13 10:00:13

strategic drying: everything noddyholder says plus pulling clothes gently into shape before hanging. shirts on hangers. jeans/trousers only get a short spin so that the creases fall out whilst drying. if using pegs is unavoidable use places where marks would be (nearly) invisible.
also I smooth the clothes with my hands when folding before putting them away.

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 10:02:05

I don't iron any of my dd's clothes as they all end up on the floor of her room when she is deciding what to wear! Would be a total waste of my time (also she is 16 and can iron her own clothes if she is that bothered!).

AnythingNotEverything Sat 13-Jul-13 10:05:52

I only iron linen trousers and bed linen. I don't mind the small amount of extra work in summer when the washing dries so quickly.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 10:09:02

I love crumply bed linen

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 10:15:21

I have never ironed bed clothes. Can't see the point.

AnnoyingOrange Sat 13-Jul-13 10:20:21

I buy M &S ultimate non iron school shirts for the dc

Mainly stretchy tops/dresses for me

Only items that need ironing are work shirts for dh

littlemisswise Sat 13-Jul-13 10:22:36

I iron practically everything. I hate unironed clothes, and bed linen but that's just me!

missbopeep Sat 13-Jul-13 10:24:42

Just get your irons out you lazy so and so's smile

How can you NOT iron cotton and linen?

NoComet Sat 13-Jul-13 10:28:22

Some what crumpled as my cropped trousers really do need ironing blush

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