Hello again to all our beautiful Savi women! Are you eagerly waiting for the festivals to knock on your door so you can eat what you love and dress how you like? Well, so are we.
But amid all this excitement, we should not forget to take care of our beautiful outfits that glam us up all the way through.
So, follow the tips below to preserve your ethnic apparel and flaunt it the same when the next festive season approaches
1. Wash Care
First and foremost, prefer washing your new colored clothes inside out.
Also, never forget the impact of B&W (Black and white). Wash your white clothes separate from the black or colored ones so that you are not left with colored stains on your beautiful white apparel.
‘Dry Clean Only' is usually written on heavy work or decorated ethnic apparel.
Always choose a reputable dry cleaning provider. They may charge more, but the extra cost is justified if it prevents your garments from being damaged, fading, or losing their luster.
2. Dry them Right.
The most important advice for keeping your gorgeous Indian traditional costumes in good condition is to avoid squeezing them when drying. Heavy garments should not be left hanging with water pouring from them. Lay them flat to dry on a neutral surface if possible.
Say NO to drying your ethnic attire under heatwaves. Always dry them in the shade, and before storing the clothes in your wardrobe, make sure they are completely dry.
3. Iron them to change the game
Dampen the fabric to make it ramp-ready. Set the temperature to low or medium heat, make sure the fabric is slightly damp, and iron from the top down.
4. Store your clothes the right way
Here comes the most important step there is about keeping your ethnic garments in the best shape.
Store them appropriately after following all the advised steps of cleaning and drying. Always keep them in a clean, dry, and dark environment.
Your beautiful wardrobe needs some extra attention so keep your outfits in plastic zipper bags. You may also use neem leaves or mothballs to keep mildew and insects from ruining your clothes.
For any silk cloth, say a BIG “no” to rusty iron hangers.
5. BONUS TIP: How to revive damaged Indian Traditional Dresses?
Any loose threads, stitches, or buttons must be fixed as soon as possible. This is something to keep in mind if you want to keep your Indian traditional garments in the best possible condition.
Suits, blouses, cholis, lehengas, churidars, and other stitched clothes have lining materials that can rip with time. If the stitching from the seams has come undone, get the lining repaired again before re-wearing the garment.