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Getting sweaty smells out of clothes

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FrankelDeBeauvoir Thu 15-Nov-12 21:59:50

Ok firstly blush, I am evidently a stinky person.

I have several dry clean only dresses (some silk) that quite frankly have started to pong. I've been told that soaking in white vinegar can get rid of sweat smells (the clothes that is, not me!) but is it really safe to try this on dry clean only/silk clothes?

I really love these dresses and don't want to damage them, but equally I want to keep wearing them!

BTW, ths is not a hygiene issue, I don't have problems with any of my other clothes and shower daily grin

Advice is much appreciated.

Flumpyflumps Thu 15-Nov-12 22:02:23

Marking as I too have same problem, chucked loads of lovely clothes because of it, am scared to try bicarbonate paste which works on other fabrics in case I ruin them, but I'm not going to wear them anyway because of the smell if that makes sense!

FrankelDeBeauvoir Thu 15-Nov-12 22:07:37

I'm with you Flumpy grin

I'm not giving up on these dresses because they were damn expensive - there must be some way of getting the smell out!

FrankelDeBeauvoir Fri 16-Nov-12 08:09:18


LittlemissChristmas Fri 16-Nov-12 08:09:45

My DHs work shirts are the same, it must be the material. This are like a cycling top kind of material but I can't get the smell out of them

peggyblackett Fri 16-Nov-12 08:24:17

Halo sports wash. Specifically for whiffy, smelly clothes. Brilliant stuff.

peggyblackett Fri 16-Nov-12 08:26:25

(Obviously won't work for DC only stuff, although if its between chucking them or trying to do something about them then maybe try handwashing with it). It should fix your laundry prob LittleMissChristmas smile

Elfontheedge Fri 16-Nov-12 08:29:02

I have read that a spritz of neat vodka (!) on the stinky bits gets rid of any smells. Not tried it out yet though.

LittlemissChristmas Fri 16-Nov-12 08:32:01

Thank you peggy

HappyTurquoise Fri 16-Nov-12 08:38:12

Take them to be dry cleaned, and talk to them there about it?

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