Fashions of the Ages
To keep your garments looking new and lasting for years to come, here are some care suggestions.
- Please DO NOT WASH YOUR CORSETS OR BODICES - remember, they are made with steel boning. Even though bones may be coated with, water may still cause them to rust. If corsets or bodices need cleaning, take them to a trusted dry cleaner, and if possible, have them cleaned by hand. Most of the time, letting your corset or bodice air out will do. Drape your corset/bodice over a hanger or over the back of a chair and let the fresh air in. Try to avoid direct sunlight as it may fade the color.
- We recommend ALWAYS wearing something underneath your corset and bodice. Even if you haven’t ordered a chemise wearing a cotton camisole or t-shirt will help keep perspiration and body oils away from your garments.
- When removing your corset ALWAYS loosen the laces in the back first. Neglecting to loosen laces can result in a broken busk.
- Undergarments (bloomers/pantaloons, chemises, corset covers and some petticoats) are usually made out of cotton (unless otherwise specified). We recommend hand washing these items in cold water and hanging them to dry from time to time to keep them fresh.
- All other garments including skirts, gowns, bodices, corsets and blouses should be taken to a trusted dry cleaner when they need to be cleaned. While some items may be okay to be hand washed depending on the fabric type we always recommend taking items to a trusted dry cleaner to avoid any unfortunate situations
If you have any questions about caring for your garments please feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to help you!