cleaning rayon? novelty print dress

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Aimee, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Aimee

    Aimee Registered Guest

    hello hoping to get some info on how to clean this dress. thinking it may be rayon? not 100% sure. also not sure of decade, was thinking 30's / 40's. any help would be much appreciated!

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  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  3. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    What is the cleaning issue? Spots? Stains? Smell? Armpits? And can you show us a full length shot to help with dating?
  4. Aimee

    Aimee Registered Guest

    Thank you both very much! There are shoulder pads - I'll attach some better photos of the dress. The cleaning issue is general soiling - there is some heavy discoloration to neckline area mainly.

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  5. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    My feeling is late 1940s. If you hand wash, be sure to take the shoulder pads out first. The padding gets soaked and then can take forever to dry, leaving rings on the garment.
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  6. Aimee

    Aimee Registered Guest

    Going to give it a go! Wish me luck : )

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