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Well, silk is usually a washable fabric so it would depend if there are any special finishes or trims that are the reason it's DCO, or if it's just lazy/overcautious labeling.
I've washed pretty much every dry clean only garment I've ever had that wasn't a suit or a coat eventually and never had a problem (except the lining of a wool skirt shrinking to half length but it was still wearable). The alternative was me never wearing them again.
Low temp, handwash cycle in the washing machine, or hand wash with woolite or similar should be ok.
My grandad was a dry cleaner, if there was a terrible stain he would wash the item whatever it was in cold water. He would then dry clean it to regain the shape and I think that's where you have to be careful so I would lay it flat on a towel to dry
I always wash 100% silk, inside a pillow case with mild detergent on cold. It is always fine. I buy a lot of vintage so there aren't always washing instructions.
Some modern manufacturers put in dry clean labels to make things seem high end, or just for policy with all delicate fabrics. Dry cleaning actually knackers clothes and bar some suits/wools you want to avoid it as much as possible!