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Fashion clothes that are "Dry Clean"

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70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 30-Jul-16 21:50:58

I'm not talking ££ that you factor in the cost of dry cleaning to get the best from.

But one season fashion items that if I don't get them cleaned somehow , will look grubby , but if I do, I can bet it'll get marked the very next day.

I bought DD a pale pink bomber jacket from Forever 21.
It was £18. She loves it and she's worn it 3-4 times this week.
It's 100% poly, and lightly padded so I think that is the reason for Dry Clean- the padding will get all lumpy and uneven if washed/

Should've looked at the label <<sigh>> but could I wash it in warm water , not twist or wring , and dry it flat.
(It can go in a low tumble drier to puff it up a bit)

Glamourgates Sat 30-Jul-16 21:58:31

If it is just looking grubby you could sponge it with water with lemon juice in. I do that with a pair of dry clean white trousers I have.

OreosOreosOreos Sat 30-Jul-16 22:03:24

I've had a few things from forever 21 that are dry clean only - they've all been fine in the washing machine on a cold hand wash cycle.

Nothing like a jacket though, just tops which are 100% something man-made!

BluePitchFork Sat 30-Jul-16 22:11:51

tbh I would just wash it on a delicate/wool cycle, no spin. the roll between 2 towels to get as much water out as possible and hang up to dry.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 30-Jul-16 22:21:15


I don't think spot cleaning would work, the elasticy bit round the cuffs and hem will get grrubby first and it's bound to get food stains !

I have those net bags, stop things tangling .An overnight cool soak then a delicate wash maybe?

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