I bought a lovely top from Debenhams last week & didn't notice it was dry clean till I went to wash it. It's 100% silk but quite highly coloured in fact here it is . It's actually more turquoise & very dark brown.
Question is would you chance handwashing it in cool water? I tried a little tiny corner & it seemed ok but I'm scared I'll ruin it & I really like it. I don't normally buy dry clean in everyday type stuff because I can't be bothered with the hassle or expense to get stuff cleaned, coats & things are a bit different. Anyone got the same top & washed it or know some secrets of the dry-cleaning world, like it's all a big con
I'd risk hand washing it since the alternative would be that it forever stayed in the washing basket because I wouldn't get round to taking it to the dry cleaners. I can't see why handwashing silk would be a problem, I've handwashed lots of silk in the past.