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I have washed various silk dresses, including a Hobbs silk/acetate one gently in cool water, using M&S silk and cashmere wash. Squeeze out in a towel (folded not rumpled), then hang on a coat hanger to dry near a radiator. Hope that helps.
I know you know op but viscose S a little bugger, whenever I buy viscose even if it says to wash at 40, I always get the size bigger. I try not to buy it at all but sometimes something slips through the net! I have two beautiful tops that no longer fit my boobs in! So gutted!
I would guess if you do a cold handwash using a delicates detergent ( like Woolite or Persil silk it would be fine).
Many clothes marked dry clean only don't need to be dry cleaned
The main problems with washing are: - colour run - particularly for brightly coloured silks which may run and lose vibrancy on a cold wash. - shrinkage - can normally be avoided by cold wash and hand wash. - features of the garment that are not amenable to washing (eg. shoulder pads in suits, leather or suede trim etc).
Doesn't look like your dress is likely to come a cropper if you wash it cold and treat as delicates. But as always running a risk.