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Can I machine wash a dry clean only viscose and polyester dress??

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plipplops Thu 02-Jul-15 18:25:14

I've got a lovely viscose dress with a polyester lining which is dry clean only. I don't want to ruin it so will grudgingly pay for dry cleaning, but if it'll be fine in the machine (with will detergent on a super gentle cycle?) I'd rather do that?? Any thoughts??

morethanpotatoprints Thu 02-Jul-15 18:29:10

I have done this but like you say on a delicate wash. The trick is to avoid the fast spin so 600 at the most. If you have a non spin program even better.
Then hang up to dry naturally.

plipplops Fri 03-Jul-15 16:55:47

Perfect, thanks! I have a no-spin option (I think?!).

cozietoesie Fri 03-Jul-15 17:50:19

I'd disagree on this one - if it's a dress that you love deeply. I'm a real 'bung everything in the wash' person - I don't even know if my local dry-cleaners is still a going concern - and the only trouble I've had is with viscose items with linings - I've had a lot of differential shrinkage.

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