When summer arrives we are quick to break out the part of your wardrobe that has been in storage: summer dresses. And, they’re so comfy, you’ll want to wear them every chance you get. To make sure they last for many seasons to come, bring them to Flair every so often all summer long. Here are four reasons why.
Don’t Let the Sweat Set
Your body keeps you cool in the summer by sweating, but all that sweat can be bad news for your summer best. It’s generally not the sweat itself that causes damage but bacteria; certain types of bacteria eat sweat compounds, causing discoloration and bad odors.
Avoid Deodorant Damage
There’s another culprit, too: deodorant. Some of the chemicals used in deodorant, such as aluminum, react with the compounds in sweat, which results in those telltale yellow stains. Bringing your summer to the dry cleaner will ensure that the bacteria don’t have enough time to cause any damage.
Too-Frequent At-Home Cleaning
Because of all that time spent outdoors, you may take to washing your summer clothing more frequently — but all that time in a rough at-home washing machine can take a toll on the fabrics. Constantly washing your expensive summer dresses can lead to fabric deterioration, shortening the lifespan of your favorite clothes.
Dryers can take a toll as well, causing further fabric deterioration. Drying clothing outside on a line is certainly eco-friendly, but exposing colored clothing to harsh sunlight causes colors to fade. It won’t happen instantaneously, but a few hours’ of exposure to UV rays will cause a noticeable difference.
Defend Delicate Materials
Certain materials are best left to the professionals, even if you’ve heard you can wash it at home. Silk, chiffon, lace, and other delicate fabrics are often used for warm-weather clothing — especially dresses. While hand-washing is ok, only a dry cleaner will know how to remove stains and keep colors crisp without damaging them.
Summer is the perfect time for flowing dresses. Let Flair Cleaners make sure your summer favorites are cleaned the right way so you can enjoy them for years to come. And if you’d rather spend time at the beach, try our free No-Contact Home Pickup and Delivery. Just email email@example.com and we’ll set you up.