How to Get Wrinkles Out of a Satin Dress

Written by margo dill
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How to Get Wrinkles Out of a Satin Dress
A satin dress from the past (by sacheverelle www.flickr.com)

A satin dress is a beautiful choice for special occasions like weddings, baptisms or awards ceremonies. But what do you do if you notice you have wrinkles in the dress and no time to take it to the dry cleaner or a bridal store to have it steam-pressed? Don't worry: There are a few ways to get wrinkles out of a satin dress at home. Just be patient and test a small, discreet area of the dress first if you choose to iron; you will look beautiful in your satin dress in no time.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Iron
  • Cloth or towel
  • Hanger

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Put your iron on a low setting with steam. It is very important to use steam when you are getting wrinkles out of a satin dress. A dry, hot iron could actually melt the satin and make a mess of your special gown.

  2. 2

    Turn the dress inside-out to iron out the wrinkles. Do not iron the material directly. Put down a fine cotton cloth or thin towel, then iron over the cloth. This will protect the dress from direct contact with the iron. Some people do not turn their satin dresses inside-out, and they iron with the cloth on the right side of the material. It is up to you which makes you feel more comfortable.

  3. 3

    Try a small, discreet area of the dress before you steam-iron the entire satin dress. To make sure the iron is not melting the material, iron with the cloth, then check the area to see if the wrinkles are coming out and the satin still looks good.

  4. 4

    As another method, run a hot shower, hang your dress in the bathroom and close the door. Steam is the best way to remove wrinkles. If you can build up enough steam in your bathroom, you might be able to press the gown without using an iron. Check on the dress after 20 minutes to see if the wrinkles are gone, or if you need to keep it in the steamy bathroom longer. You may need to smooth the skirt with a clean, fine cotton cloth while it is hanging in the bathroom to get the wrinkles out.

Tips and warnings

  • Remember, dry cleaners and bridal shops can steam your satin dress to get the wrinkles out, but you will have to plan in advance.

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