Aug 01

How to take care of an embellishment on a dress

Some of the most beautiful wedding gowns and formal dresses have the most delicate embellishments and fabrics.

We are so often drawn to that extra bit of sparkle, to make us feel extra glamourous or beautiful; we often overlook the care that needs to be taken to preserve these intricate details.

If you own a dress or are looking to purchase a dress with an embellishment, here are some helpful tips to take care of it.


1.     Firstly, take into consideration the type of fabric of the dress. Every material has its own different method of washing. Read the label for specific instructions on taking care of your fabric.

2.     Take a closer look at how the embellishment is applied. Some are attached by glue, sewing or rivets. Most likely in a formal gown your embellishment would have been hand sewn.

For the best care in washing your dress, use a hand wash method. Take special care not to stretch, twist or squeeze your embellished dress, as this can cause breakage.


Never apply heat to your embellishments. If you need to press your dress, use a steam iron on a very low heat and move around the embellishment. You can also apply a muslin cloth over the top as extra protection.


There are a couple of different ways to store your embellished dress. If you wear it often, store in a proper dress bag in the back of your wardrobe. For a wedding gown, store with acid-free tissue or in an acid-free box. This needs to be changed every 2-4 years.

Dresses should always be stored in a cool, dry place.

If in doubt always seek the advice of a trusted and professional dry cleaner.

Some of our favourite and most popular embellished designs are:

Our Diva Pewter Dress, our Juliette Dress available in Black or White, and our Lara Cobalt Dress.




To view more of our embellished gowns, or our wedding gowns for under $1,000, please visit our online boutique.

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