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Just got back from dress shopping with D2 for her first semi formal dance dress. She picked out a fabulous beaded silk dress, found shoes and earrings, and we thought we were all set. Then I read the tag more closely when we got the dress home. It is handmade, and cannot be washed or dry cleaned. It says, "spot clean only".
Well, spot clean might take care of the occasional spill, but seems completely impractical even for a "special occasion" dress that will not be worn very often. Anyone have any experience with this, and have any practical ideas that would allow her to keep the dress and be able to keep it wearable after a sweaty evening of dancing? Fortunately we bought another dress on this outing for "special occasions" like weddings, graduations, etc. that she also likes (but not as much), and she is being pretty philosophical about needing to return the beaded silk dress. But she likes it so much, I am hoping someone else knows something I don't about "spot cleaning"... Any suggestions would be appreciated.