The special dresses that you wear for the most special occasions deserve special treatment.
Battiston’s offers “Fashion Craft,” a special tier of cleaning for those items that require close attention. The most common garments to require this specialized cleaning are fancy gowns: prom dresses, evening gowns, quinceanera dresses, and sometimes bridesmaids’ dresses. What makes an item require special care is not the purpose it’ll be used for, of course, but rather the construction of the dress itself and the materials it is made of. The biggest tipoff that an item will require special attention is if it has special trim on it like beads, sequins or jewels.
Beads & Sequins
By Federal Trade Commission law, if a garment’s care label recommends drycleaning, then that recommendation must be applicable to the entire garment, including any trims or accessories. If a problem occurs during drycleaning, it is therefore a manufacturer’s defect.Put this section with care labels
We pledge to treat your garment with the utmost care, including hand-treating especially delicate sections.
If a dress’s care label says “spot clean only,” that’s a major red flag. “Spot clean only” means the manufacturer is absolving itself of any responsibility for how the dress may be cleaned. What that means is that any conventional cleaning method, whether washing with water or cleaning with any dry cleaning solvent, no matter how gentle that solvent is claimed to be, may damage the item.
Before Cleaning and After Cleaning
Again, she may not think she’ll ever want to wear that prom dress again. But you still want to make sure to get it cleaned as soon as possible, before stains have set in for so long that it’ll be much harder to remove them.
Visit one of our esteemed tailors to get your dress looking just perfect for the big day.