Ask the Laundress
I have a gorgeous new white lace dress that I wore last week to a party in Barbados. There are no stains, but it was humid and perhaps some perspiration. How should I clean and store this dress?
The lace is probably cotton, but it may also be silk or synthetic.
Assuming it is a cotton dress, you can use our Wash & Stain Bar to tacking any sweat stains from perspiration. Even if there are no visible stains, it is good to use this bar on effected areas, such as the underarms and collar. Simply wet the bar and apply it directly to the dress.
Next, launder as normal with our Whites Detergent. This detergent has added bleach alternative to help keep the integrity of your whites white! You can also add some All-Purpose Bleach Alternative to the wash for an extra boost of brightening.
For dresses, outerwear and other items that you want to hang, we recommend garment bags from the Container Store. The natural cotton canvas material will allow your items to breathe and work to prevent yellowing.
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Wash & Stain Bar
Whites Detergent 32 fl. oz.
All-Purpose Bleach Alternative 32 oz.