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Choose the right evening dress, wedding gown, or formal dress style for your body-type and desired look.
Universally flattering, the A-line silhouette really is a girl's best friend. By gently flaring from the shoulders down, it skims curves rather than clinging to them, to create an elegant silhouette.
Is This Style for You? If you're petite A-Line adds the illusion of length; if you're tall it can add fullness, and if you've got curves you'd rather cover, the A-line does that too.
2.Ball Gown or "Pick Up"
The most traditional of all dress silhouettes, the ball gown adds curves by accentuating the waist and flowing gracefully into a full skirt. The skirt is great at hiding full hips and creating a gorgeous hourglass figure.
Is This Style for You? A perfect choice for formal or “fairy-tale” inspired events, the ball gown style makes a wonderfully classic wedding dress. Looks great on most body types.
3. Column or Sheath
Figure-hugging column dresses come in a variety of strapless and backless styles. This modern style has become popular among brides who want a chic or beach wedding.
Is This Style for You? An elegant choice for anyone with broad shoulders or slender, athletic builds, it can also elongate a petite figure. However, if there are certain areas you'd rather not accentuate, its clingy design might not be the style for you.
Also known as the trumpet or “fit and flare”, mermaid dresses are fitted at the top and flair dramatically around the knee.
Is This Style for You? Mermaid silhouettes accentuate the bust, waist and hips giving an hourglass figure, so it is perfect for showing off your curves. A perfect choice for a glamorous celebrity-inspired wedding.
This empire silhouette features a bodice with a high waistline directly below the bust. The look can be either soft or flowing or more structured and classic, depending on the fabric and cut used.
Is This Style for You? The empire silhouette draws attention up, enhancing the waist while softening the hips, making it a great look for most body types.
Created with a series of vertical panels of fabric, and no obvious waist, a princess silhouette is more dramatic in appearance than the A-line, but similarly flattering.
Is This Style For You? The seams on a dress with a princess silhouette follow the contours of the body to create shape while elongating the torso. An ideal choice for anyone with a petite figure and small-waist.
For the super sassy bride, the increasingly popular bridal mini ends well above the knees and is perfect for showing off a pair of sexy pins.
Is This Style For You? It is best suited for informal or outdoor weddings and is especially appropriate for summer beach weddings. Equally flattering for taller brides with long legs or shorter brides who want to appear taller on their special day.
Another great look for a casual bride, this gown’s hem ends just below the knee.
Is This Style For You? Many petite or curvy brides choose this style for both elegance and comfort. Best for cocktail wedding receptions or weddings during warmer months.
Tea-length dresses feature a hem that falls anywhere between the bottom of the knee and the bottom of the calf, creating an elegant yet casual style. Popular in the 1950s, this style is a good choice for those who want to add a vintage touch to their wedding ensemble.
Is This Style For You? Tea-length dresses are ideal for showing off your legs and drawing attention to a beautiful pair of shoes! A popular choice as a “second” dress to change into for your reception.
The ankle-length gown is hemmed right at the ankles, thereby showing off your feet and shoes. The skirt can be either full or fitting.
Is This Style For You? Great for brides who want to present themselves as smart, stylish and modern. Because this skirt’s hem does not touch the ground, it is also highly sought after for outdoor weddings or for the bride who just doesn’t want guests stepping on her dress!
Just slightly longer than the ankle-length wedding dress, this style’s skirt is not meant to drag on the floor but rather float just inches above it. Some floor-length dresses come with detailing along the hem to accentuate the style.
Is This Style For You? Rather than having your shoes and feet covered by your gown, having them visible can often ‘balance out’ your wedding ensemble. Why not add another color to your wedding ensemble, for example red, and wear a pair of shoes in that color? Guests will be pleasantly surprised when they see a striking pair of shoes peeping out as you walk down the aisle!
12. Sweep Train
Sweep Train gowns are for brides who wish to incorporate the traditional train feature but do not want to be troubled by a long train. Trains on Sweep Train gowns barely touch the floor.
Is This Style For You? For brides who want a beautiful and elegant gown with a nod to tradition.
13. Court Train
Extending about 3 feet from the ankles, the Court Train is longer than the Sweep Train and can be worn at most ceremonies – formal, semi-formal or casual.
Is This Style For You? Extremely elegant, the Court Train style is appropriate for those who plan to have only one train carrier or a train light enough for their flower girl to hold.
14. Chapel Train
The Chapel Train is the most popular of all train lengths. It flows approximately three to five feet behind the gown. A bride wearing the Chapel Train style makes a bold statement saying “I feel beautiful and special! This is MY day!”
Is This Style For You? A stunning choice for all figure types, the Chapel Train sets the brides as the centerpiece of a formal wedding.
15. Cathedral Train
Cathedral Train dresses features a cascading train for formal weddings. It extends from six to eight feet behind the gown. Also known as a Monarch Train.”
Is This Style For You? This style is the perfect formal wedding gown and will surely attract the attention of guests at church or your reception.
16. Watteau Train
A single panel of fabric attached to the top of your dress at the shoulders or upper back and flowing down to the floor is the defining characteristic of a Watteau Train gown. Veils can vary in length.
Is This Style For You? As the train begins at the bride’s upper back, this style allows the bride to look elegant from behind. Also appropriate for ladies who would like to hold their own trains.
Asymmetrical gowns have different tailoring features on one side of the gown compared to the other. A popular asymmetrical design is to have a gown’s hem shorter at the front than the back. This style allows the bride to look different from various angles.
Is This Style For You? Suitable for brides who want to combine the casual look of a shorter dress combined with the elegance of a longer hem at the back.
If you're a full figured woman, we have some tips and style selections to bring out your best features.
Suggested Necklines: Deep V-neck, Strapless and Sweetheart will accentuate your bust and curves.
Suggested Skirts: Empire, A-line, and Ball Gown will give you a slimmer looking waistline.
You have a well-defined waist, and your shapely top and bottom are about equal in size. The goal here is to accentuate your waist, while trying not to add size to your hips and shoulders.
Suggested Necklines: Scoop, V-neck, One-Shoulder, Strapless or Halter.
Suggested Skirts: Sheath, A-Line, Ball Gown, Dropped Waistline, Mermaid, or Fit & Flare.
V-Shaped women will want to avoid a high neckline, turtleneck, big collar and stiff or bulky fabrics.
Suggested Necklines: One shoulder or Strapless.
Suggested Skirts: A-line, Mermaid, Fit & Flare, Ball Gown, or Sheath.
The lower half of your figure appears fuller, so it's important to create more balance. Add some style upstairs; choose wide necklines, puffy sleeves and tops that hug the shoulders. Tops with wide-set straps will also help to visually widen your shoulders and chest area.
Suggested Necklines: V-neck, Big Shoulder, or Halter.
Suggested skirts: A-line, Ball Gown, or Empire.
Your body is well balanced but could use a little something to bring out the curves. Creating the appearance of a curvier waist and bottom will enhance your femininity nicely.
Suggested Neckline: Scoop, V-neck, Strapless or One Shoulder.
Suggested Skirt: A-line, Sheath, Mermaid, or Ball Gown.
Create the illusion of a fuller bust line with a rouched or embellished bodice, or play up your youthful figure with some eye-catching style.
Suggested Neckline: Halter, One shoulder, or Sweetheart.
Suggested Skirts: A-line, or Ball Gown.
If you're a busty woman, finding a bust shape that works well with your dress is important. While much of this is down to wearing the right bra, certain necklines will accentuate your feminine qualities better than others.
Suggested Neckline: V-neck, Princess Off The Shoulder, or Square.
Suggested Skirts: Ball Gown or A-line.
Since we're an international company, our clothing may run larger or smaller than the size you usually wear. The size charts below show the measurements for all our standard clothing. Be sure to compare your measurements to these charts in order to ensure your made-to-order dress fits!
Want an even better fit? We can tailor this dress to your custom measurements for free! See How to Measure for more.
|Bust||32 1/2||83||33 1/2||85||34 1/2||88||35 1/2||90||36 1/2||93||38||97||39 1/2||100||41||104|
|Waist||25 1/2||65||26 1/2||67||27 1/2||70||28 1/2||72||29 1/2||75||31||79||32 1/2||83||34||86|
|Hips||35 3/4||91||36 3/4||93||37 3/4||96||38 3/4||98||39 3/4||101||41 1/4||105||42 3/4||109||44 1/4||112|
|Shoulder to Floor||58||147||58||147||59||150||59||150||60||152||60||152||61||155||61||155|
Discover our Plus-Size Dress Collection
|Waist||36 1/4||92||38 1/2||98||40 3/4||104||43||109||45 1/4||115||47 1/2||121|
|Hips||45 1/2||116||47 1/2||121||49 1/2||126||51 1/2||131||53 1/2||136||55 1/2||141|
|Shoulder to Floor||61||155||61||155||62 1/4||158||62 1/4||158||62 1/4||158||62 1/4||158|
|Size||Child 2||Child 3||Child 4||Child 5||Child 6||Child 7||Child 8||Child 9||Child 10||Child 11||Child 12||Child 13||Child 14|
Discover our Junior Bridesmaid Dress Collection.
|Hollow to Floor||42||107||45||114||48||122||50||127||51||130||53||135||55||140|
A perfect-fitting dress starts with perfect measurements. Before ordering a made-to-order dress from abbydress.com, we strongly encourage finding a professional local tailor who can help you measure accurately. Here, we'll show you which measurements are needed and how to correctly take them. Warning: measuring yourself at home is trickier than you think! For best results, always have your measurements taken by a professional local tailor.
*This is not your bra size!
*Wear an unpadded bra (your dress will have a built-in bra)
*Relax arms at sides
*Pull tape across the fullest
part of the bust
*Find the natural waist
*This is the smallest part of the waist
*Usually about 1 in. above belly button
*Keep tape slightly loose to
allow for breathing room
*Find the widest part of the hips
*Usually about 7 in. below natural waist
*Tape should brush across both hipbones
| Hollow to Floor
*Stand straight with feet together
*Measure in bare feet
*Begin at the hollow space
between the collarbones and
pull tape straight down to the floor
*To fit high heels, we’ll add
an extra 5 cm onto custom-sized
floor-length dresses and dresses with trains
* Stand straight with feet together
* Measure in bare feet
* Begin at the top of the head and
pull tape straight down to the floor
Since all of our dresses are made-to-order, each dress’s tailoring time is based on the complexity of its design and seasonal changes in demand. Each dress’s page will display an estimated tailoring time calculated based on these factors. To ensure you receive your dress on time, please place your order as early as possible to avoid prolonged tailoring time during peak seasons.
We understand that ordering a dress for your special occasion is an important undertaking, and our cancellation policy was created with this in mind. However, it is important to note that our clothing and some accessories (including shoes, sashes, and wraps) are made-to-order, whether you ordered a standard size or custom measurements, and the materials cannot be reused once the creation process has begun. The good news is that after placing your order, there is still time to change your mind. Please refer to our cancellation and return policies below for details.
- Item cancellation requests received within 24 hours of payment confirmation* will be eligible for a full refund.
- Item cancellation requests received within 24 to 72 hours after payment confirmation will be eligible for a partial refund consisting of the full shipping cost and 50% of the product purchase price.
- Orders cancelled more than 72hours after payment confirmation will only be eligible for the full shipping cost.
- Once your order has been shipped, it can no longer be cancelled.
If you would like to cancel your order, please Contact Us to Customer Service.
• When you receive an email entitled "New Order#_______ with abbydress.com", your payment has been confirmed.
Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. Upon the arrival of your package, we encourage you to check and make sure that the dress or clothing has been made to the standard size or custom measurements that you specified. Try on your dress or clothing as soon as possible without removing the tags, altering, or washing the dress.
If you are returning or exchanging dresses, clothing, or accessories, please make sure they are in their original condition - unworn, unwashed, unaltered, undamaged, clean, free of lint and hair and with tags intact and attached.
Defective, damaged or mis-shipped items are eligible for a full refund. When requesting your refund, please be ready to provide Customer Service with photographs clearly showing the problem with the items. If you believe your items were damaged during shipping, Customer Service will need photographs showing the damaged packaging as well as "Proof of Damage" documentation from your delivery carrier in order to process your refund.
As all of our dresses and clothing is hand-sewn and custom-tailored, the finished gown may vary by approximately one (1) inch in either direction of the specified measurements. To ensure that your item will still fit you perfectly, our tailors have created all our dresses with additional fabric in the seams to allow minor size modifications to be made easily.
Should your item size differ from the specifications of your order by more than one inch, we encourage you to find a local tailor to make adjustments, and we will gladly reimburse you for up to 100% of the product price in tailoring costs. If you choose this option, please remember to request a receipt from your tailor as a copy of it must be provided when requesting reimbursement.
Dresses or clothing that does not fit properly but fit the specifications you ordered cannot be returned or exchanged. As our dresses and clothing is made with additional fabric in the seams, you can make minor adjustments at a local tailor, at your own cost.
Please note: if your order specifications differ too greatly from the final sizing request, resizing may not be possible.
The settings of your computer screen may alter the color of the pictures shown on abbydress.com. Slight color mismatches between the color of your item and the color shown on screen may not mean that the item is defective or mis-shipped. However, if you are confident that you have received the item in a wrong color, please contact Customer Service to see if a return or refund is possible.
If your order cannot be shipped by the time originally stated, Customer Service will offer you the option of keeping or canceling your order. Customers whose items are overdue by no more than 10 days can choose to cancel the order and get a full refund, or keep the order and get a 30% reimbursement upon delivery. Customers whose items are overdue by more than 10 days have the option of canceling for a full refund, or keeping the dress at no cost except shipping fees.
1) Contact Customer Service within 7 days (15 days for defective or incorrect items) of receiving your order. Include an explanation and photographs documenting the reason for the return. Returns will not be accepted without prior approval from Customer Service.
2) Once Customer Service has approved your request, please send the item within 5 days and the completed Product Return Form back to us as soon as possible.
3) Once received at our facility, your return will be processed in 5 to 7 business days. Once your return is confirmed and inspected, please allow up to two billing cycles for it to be credited to your account. Items returned in unacceptable condition will not be processed as refunds and cannot be shipped back to you.
| Recently, some websites have been using abbydress.com's product images to sell their low-quality dresses. Even worse, they use the abbydress.com brand image to confuse customers into buying dresses from their websites.
Attention customers: please be careful and only buy abbydress.com dresses at the actual abbydress.com website. These other untrustworthy online shops cannot provide high-quality dresses and will only bring you trouble.
abbydress.com hires the best dressmakers and experienced designers in China while using the finest production techniques. Our factories supply all our dresses, which makes it a quick and efficient process for our customers and us. Our efficiency and lowered operational expenditure can be seen in our great prices for the best dresses online.
|Here are some factors you should consider before making your purchase:|
abbydress.com uses 395 Taiwan Satin, which is very soft, doesn't wrinkle easily, is easy to iron and wash and has a natural glossy shine. It is also heavier than other types of satin with an extra 30-35 g/m2.
The individuals who are stealing our product images use satin that is only 120-125 g/m2, which is lower in quality, has an underwhelming gloss, is uncomfortable to touch and becomes wrinkled easily.
abbydress.com's embroidery techniques are extremely detailed, look vivid and are very solid and compact.
The copied dresses' embroidery is poor because of its unimpressive technique and easily comes loose.
abbydress.com's dresses are made with beautiful beads on their sleeves and collars, which make the dress look more detailed and classic. All the beading is exquisitely made by hand.
The copied dresses normally have no beading details.
|4. Inside Lining
At abbydress.com we use a hard net lining to make our dresses, so even if you don't wear a petticoat, the dress will still look great. We also uses a comfortable lining clothe that feels nice to the touch.
abbydress.com dress copiers only use very poor clothe for the lining that has no style and counts bad stitching among its many problems.
|5. Bodices & Fish Bones
The dresses from abbydress.com have bodices that are really well-made, perfect for different styles and sizes. There are even seven fish bones in the bodice to make sure the dress holds its shape. The bones are capped so they don't push through the lining and they follow your curves to add support and make your body look great, even without a bra.
The abbydress.com dress copiers do not put much thought into the bodice and they don't use fish bones, their dresses are just flat and lack any design to speak of.
| Dear customer, we hope to make buying your wedding dress a joyous occasion and we wish you a wonderful wedding. To make it so, we hope you will choose a trustworthy shop from which to make your purchase.
If you have questions, please contact our customer service department or check our FAQ page for more information.
|Boning Q& A|
|What is “Boning”?
Boning is used in dresses to help the dress maintain its shape, providing support and curves in all the right places to make the dress look amazing even when worn. Good boning is made from soft and flexible materials, so beware overly hard boning as it will look odd with your dress, and possibly harm your body.
What are the benefits of boning?
Many designers use boning for the majority of wedding and formal dress styles. Unlike corsets, which work to reshape your body, boning simply serves to make the dress conform to your body, allowing it to fit like a glove.
|Where is boning usually applied?
Wedding Dresses: Dependant on the style of the dress, boning will be applied in different positions and quantities.
Strapless Styles: 7 slender “bones” (soft, flexible metal or plastic) will be placed in the front, and 6 in the back. Boning for princess waistlines are approximately 0.8cm wide.
Other Styles: 4 “bones” are necessary for the front, and 2 for the back. The width of the boning is usually approximately 0.6cm wide.
Formal dresses: Dependant on the style of the dress, boning will be applied in different positions and quantities.
Strapless Styles: 7 slender “bones” (soft, flexible metal or plastic) will be placed in the front, and 6 in the back. Boning for princess waistlines are approximately 0.8cm wide.
Other Styles: Different styles will have different quantities, since the places that need support vary depending on the style.
Note: Not all styles require boning. For example, sheath style dresses rarely need it.
|How is boning applied to dresses?
The ends of the “bones” are always rounded so that there are no sharp edges that can poke out of the fabric. In addition, stiching is applied all around the “bone” to ensure that it is secure and won’t shift accidentally.
|1. How far in advance should I order my dress?||^Top|
|Since all of our dresses are made-to-order, each dress’s tailoring time is based on the complexity of its design and seasonal changes in demand. Each dress’s page will display an estimated tailoring time calculated based on these factors. To ensure you receive your dress on time, please place your order as early as possible to avoid prolonged tailoring time during peak seasons.|
|2. Can I return or cancel the dress if I change my mind?||^Top|
Our dresses aren’t just pulled from a warehouse - once your order is confirmed, our tailors begin selecting materials in the color you requested and cutting fabric based on your measurements. Even standard size dresses are made to order for each customer. The custom nature of our dresses means our cancellation and return policy is stricter than for other items, so it’s important to order carefully. For full details, see our Return and Cancelation Policy .
|3. Can I order this dress in a different style/fabric/length?||^Top|
|Each dress is carefully tailored to match exactly what you see in the photos, and unfortunately we are unable to modify the style, length or material in any way. If you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, the “Shop buy” search function on the right-hand side can help you find the perfect combination.|
|4. Do you have photos of other customers wearing the dress?||^Top|
|We only have photos of our models wearing the dress, but sometimes customers post photos of themselves in the dress on the product page. You can also post a request for photos and your email on the page, in case others who have bought the dress want to reply with pictures.|
|5. How can I make sure I’m ordering the right size?||^Top|
| When ordering a dress for your special occasion online, you’re right to pay close attention to getting the size right! Since we’re an international company, our clothing may run larger or smaller than the standard sizes you’re used to. Checking the actual measurements in our size chart and comparing them to your own measurements before placing your order is the best way to avoid size errors.
If you’re ordering a custom-sized dress, it’s especially important to get your measurements exactly right. Getting professionally measured is the most reliable way to ensure the final product reaches you perfectly tailored. Be sure to check out our measuring guide .
If your size fluctuates or you want to modify the dress slightly, we always leave a few inches in the seams so that your local tailor can easily make alterations as needed. If you have any other questions about ordering the right size, don’t hesitate to contact us .
|6. Can you customize the size of my dress?||^Top|
| Absolutely – if our standard sizes don't work for you, we can make you a custom-sized dress for FREE. When ordering, you’ll need to check the box for “Custom size” to the right of the dress’s drop-down size menu and tell us your measurements in inches. Getting professionally measured is the best, but if you want to do it yourself be sure to read our measuring guide first. Avoid common mistakes by doing the following:
Ask someone else to measure for you
Take measurements while wearing undergarments similar to what you’ll wear with the dress Provide a bust measurement from the fullest part of your chest, not your bra size!
|7. Will I be able to alter my dress if I receive it and it doesn’t fit exactly right?||^Top|
|Yes. If your size fluctuates or you want to modify the dress slightly, we always leave a few inches in the seams so that your local tailor can easily make alterations as needed. Dresses generally have a margin of 1 inches on either side of a seam. Flower detailing, beading or belts/ribbons may limit ability to let a dress out.|
|8. How do you measure length for mini, knee-length and tea-length skirts if you only collect a hollow to the floor measurement?||^Top|
|We use the hollow to the floor measurement to determine where the knee is and then cut the correct length according to the dress design.|
|9. Will my dress exactly match the color I see on your website?||^Top|
|There might be a slight difference between the actual dress’s color and what you see in the photo depending on your computer monitor’s display settings.|
|10. What kind of fabric do you use on the dresses?||^Top|
| Each dress is made of one or a combination of the following beautiful, high-quality fabrics:
Chiffon: delicate, sheer, and transparent material made from silk or rayon; its soft finish is often layered because of its transparency, making it popular for overskirts, sheer sleeves, and wraps
Organza: crisp and sheer like chiffon, but with a stiffer texture reminiscent of tulle but more flowing; popular for skirts, sleeves, backs, and overlays
Satin: heavy and smooth with a high sheen on the front; very commonly used for bridal gowns
Silk-Like Satin: smooth, silky satin with a glossy front and matte back
Matte Satin: soft, subtle shine and a smooth surface; similar to silk-like satin but less prone to wrinkles
Taffeta: a crisp, smooth high-end fabric with a slight rib
Tulle: netting made of silk, nylon, or rayon that is used primarily for skirts and veils (think ballerina tutus)
|11. How can I be sure what the fabric will look like in person?||^Top|
|Checking at our Color Chart and photos should give you a very good idea of what the dress, color and fabric will look like. If you’d like to be even more confident, try ordering samples from our site just keep in mind the extra weeks needed to receive your fabric samples when timing your order.|
|12. What kind of zipper will my dress have?||^Top|
|We use 2 types of zippers – invisible and visible. Invisible zippers are hidden inside a seam and use a discrete pull tab in order to blend in with the lines of the dress. Visible zippers are wider but hidden behind a tab of fabric. They are reinforced at the top with a metal hook that clasps through either a metal or fabric ring. Each zipper is of high quality and chosen with the overall dress design in mind.|
Your dress is such an important part of any special event that you could even call it an investment or valuable keepsake. Whether you want to preserve your dress for the memories or wear it again and again, following these maintenance and cleaning tips well help keep it as beautiful as the day it arrived.
All of our dresses are made of beautiful, high-quality fabrics that are:
- Dry clean only
Dry cleaning helps colors stay bright and preserves the beauty and sheen of our satin and satin-like fabrics.
Many of our dresses have delicate trim, beading, embroidery or other embellishments that could be damaged by machine or hand washing.
Dry cleaning minimizes the need to use dryers, irons and steamers to dry or remove wrinkles. Heat can be damaging to the fabric of our dresses.
Accidents happen, but spills need not ruin your beautiful dress or your night. If treated promptly, many stains can be removed and your dress will be as good as new.
Dry cleaning stains:
-All of our dresses are dry clean only.
-Take stains to a professional dry cleaner as soon as possible for best results.
-Tell the cleaner what caused the stain so they can treat it properly.
Treating stains at an event:
If a stain happens in the middle of your event, you may not be able to take it to a dry cleaner right away. Here’s all you need to know to minimize damage and get on with your night.
-Dab gently to remove any excess stain. If there is residue, scrape it off with a dull knife.
-Never rub as that may spread or push the stain deeper into the fabric.
-Use a clean white cloth to dab. Avoid tissue or paper towels that could leave a residue.
- Don’t use soaps or pre-treating chemicals on the dress if you will take it to a dry cleaner later, as the chemicals could react and damage the fabric.
-Oil-based stains should be sprinkled with an absorber such as baby powder or cornstarch. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then brush off completely and dab with a cloth. Dry clean as soon as possible. Common oil based stains: makeup, grease or butter, deodorant, gasoline or body lotions
-For non-oil-based stains, place a white cloth underneath the stain and dab at the stain with another white cloth dipped in cool water. Common non oil-based stains: juices, coffee/tea, bodily fluids, red wine, mud, ink, baby food/formula
-Soak persistent stains in cool water until they come out (up to 24 hours). Remaining stains should be taken to a dry cleaner.
-Don’t iron, steam or heat dry stained fabrics s heat will set the stain.
If you do decide to treat a stain yourself, be extremely careful and gentle. Remember that any stain removers or detergents you use could react with dry cleaning chemicals and damage the fabric should you later decide to have it dry cleaned. While oxygen-based cleaners and gentle detergents can remove some non-oil-based stains from polyesters, oil-based stains are best handled by professional dry cleaners.
-Never use bleach or stain removers with bleach on our dresses.
-Follow all instructions on the stain remover’s packaging.
-Spot test the stain remover on an unnoticeable area first.
-Mixing stain removers could damage fabric.
-Gently dab all excess stain off with a clean white cloth, being careful not to rub it in further.
-Place another cloth underneath the stain to catch residue.
-Work the stain remover from the edges in so the stain is removed to the wiping cloth and the cloth underneath. Avoid wiping outward and spreading the stain.
-Completely rinse all detergent or stain remover from the fabric afterwards.
-Once rinsed, roll wet fabric in a towel and then lay flat to dry. Don’t twist or wring.
Our fabrics don’t wrinkle easily, but if they do, hanging the fabric so that wrinkles fall out is often all that’s needed. A careful ironing or steaming with low heat can safely smooth out any persistent wrinkles.
-If the dress still has wrinkles after several hours on a hanger, try hanging it in the bathroom during a hot shower for a gentle steaming. Make sure the dress itself doesn’t get wet.
- More stubborn wrinkles can be removed with a warm iron. Avoid the hotter settings as they may damage the fibers.
-If using steam, use distilled water and clean any rust or particles from inside the steamer first.
-You may want to test the iron or steamer on an unnoticeable spot first, or place a clean cloth between the iron and the dress.
Our fabrics are chosen not only for their look and feel, but also their durability. With a little care, your dress will stay beautiful through many years and many special occasions.
-It’s a good idea to dry clean dresses after each wear. Body oils, deodorant residue or unnoticed stains left on the dress could set in and discolor the fabric over time.
-If the dress isn’t too heavy, it can hang in a garment bag for several months with no problem.
-If hanging a heavier dress, consider draping the skirt over a second hanger to take weight of the shoulder straps.
-Dresses heavy with beading or embroidery could start to pull apart if left hanging for many years. Store these flat, ideally in a box with acid-free tissue paper or a white sheet.
-Lay flat or roll the dress up instead of folding to prevent creases.
-Store or hang in a cool, dry place to prevent yellowing or mildewing over time.