Posted: Feb 18 2016
We've all had that moment. You find the perfect dress (like the Rachel Pally Lance dress). It fits just right. It feels just right. Then, you check the tag for the washing instructions only to find those three little words—Dry Clean Only. Boo.
Don't fret mamas! The reality is that many times "dry clean only" doesn't truly apply! Though it's a safe option for garment care, many DCO styles can in fact be washed at home if you take the proper steps. Rachel Pally is a great brand for example. Their pieces are made with a super soft stretch jersey fabric that can be cared for without the burden of high dry cleaning bills.
Below are a few BURU tips on how to wash your favorite Rachel Pally pieces in the comfort of your own home. Keep them looking brand new without schlepping to the dry cleaners!
Most modern washing machines have both delicate and hand-washing cycles. Real Simple provides a break down of the differences between the two.
- Delicates A short, cold wash for delicate fabrics and other items which loses its stretch when too much heat is used.
- Hand-Wash Designed to mimic the way clothes are washed in the sink, with periods of gentle tumbling and soaking in cold water.
Once you're ready to dry you Rachel Pally pieces its important to skip the dryer all together. Avoid hangers or line-drying. The weight of the jersey material when wet can cause them to stretch in awkward ways. Instead lay the clothes flat and let them air dry. This will also keep the colors looking bright and bold and the fabric smooth.
Start shopping your favorite spring styles from Rachel Pally! With all the savings on dry cleaning bills...you can afford to splurge!