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How to soften a leather skirt?

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KanyesVest Mon 04-May-15 21:45:37

I have a fantastic leather mini, but because it's new, it's sitting a bit oddly. I know when it softens up I won't take it off me all summer, but does anyone know any quick way to break it in? All I can think of is just wearing it around the house for the next few weeks!

Pumpkinette Tue 05-May-15 09:58:20

It depends on the leather but you could try saddle soap and / or neatsfoot oil. It should work if the leather is quite thick and stiff but if it's a very fine grain, thin leather then it might be a bit too harsh.

KanyesVest Tue 05-May-15 10:55:20

Thanks Pumpkinette, I'll google them and see if they might be suitable. I should have probably said in my OP that the skirt is powder blue, so I'll have to be careful of products on it.

FiftyShadesOfSporn Tue 05-May-15 14:11:15

You could put it in the tumple dryer on low for a few minutes? Some fashion person (might be the J Crew lady) swears by immersing her leather trousers in warm water then tumble drying once in a while to sort out bags

KanyesVest Tue 05-May-15 20:28:27

Thanks FiftyShades, that might work. I think the dryer might have a cool setting.

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