Expert Tips to Keep your Lehenga Cholis Maintained
Love wearing lehenga cholis? Maintaining them is as important if you wish to keep your outfit looking new even for years to come. If you are unsure of how you can help in keeping them looking new, here are some expert tips that you can try using:
- Avoid Spraying Perfumes and Chemicals
Perfumes and the deodorants you use to keep smelling good all day consist of chemicals that are harmful for cloth fabrics. When it comes to your georgette lehengas, spraying any kind of chemical, be it a perfume or a hair spray can be pretty damaging and may spoil the quality of the outfit. Whether you are wearing it for the first time or the twentieth, make sure you are careful about using chemicals and sprays while you have the outfit on.
Instead of perfumes, you can always try using a body mist or talc to keep yourself smelling great all day long without compromising on your lovely lehenga.
- Always Wear your Makeup before Wearing the Outfit
Like perfumes and hair sprays, another element that is a prerequisite for every occasion is makeup. And like sprays, lotions, foundations, and makeup are equally chemically laden. When you are dressing up in your georgette lehengas for any occasion, make sure you put on your makeup before you have the dress on. After all, the chances of dropping your mascara, or even spilling your liquid liner on your outfit when you are in a hurry to look your best is higher when you are anxious to put your best food forward.
Be sure to have all your makeup in place before you step into your lehenga to have a perfectly maintained dress to flaunt when you are all dolled up.
- Avoid Washing the Outfit after Every Use
Another thing we are guilty of doing often is washing our best clothes every so often. Unlike our daily wear items, the outfits we wear on occasions are made using exquisite fabrics like are bound to seem worn the more you wash them. Unless you are wearing the lehenga in hot seasons where you are sure to walk about in sweltering heat, avoid washing the outfit after every use. Whether you wear it frequently or plan to leave a long gap before you repeat the outfit at another event, washing it every time you wear it wouldn’t be necessary if you store it right and ensure that it doesn’t stay damp when you keep it back in your wardrobe.
Instead, hang it out to dry after you take it off and store it back inside your closet the next day.
- Choose Renowned and Trusted Dry Cleaners
One of the most important tasks of getting your fabulous ethnic lehengas maintained is finding the right dry cleaners. You may think you have hit the jackpot when you find dry cleaners willing to clean you outfit at a cheap price but remember the cost of the entire outfit before you entrust your outfits to someone in order to save a few dimes.
It is best to look for renowned and trusted dry cleaners that are sure to get you your lehengas in the best of conditions when you hand yours over to them.
- Be Careful with the Embellishments
Your designer lehengas are sure to have delightful little embellishments that make the outfit so jazzy. When washing the outfit, wearing it, ironing it, or storing it, make sure you are careful with the embellished fabric so that nothing is snagged in the process. This includes beads, zari work, and more that is laden on your outfits. Make sure you follow the maintenance requirements that are needed to keep the fabric and the embellishments in good condition.
- Keep Refolding the Outfit Every so Often
While folding your outfits neatly when you store them in your closets is required, there are chances of the fabric tearing at the folds if it is left untouched for too long. Although wearing an outfit frequently leads to signs of wear and tear showing on the outfit, the case can be the same for fabrics that haven’t been in use for a long time.
The best way to make sure your outfits don’t tear at the folds is to keep refolding the outfit every once. Get the lehenga out of the back of your closet frequently to make sure it doesn’t show signs of wear.
- Store it Right
Another important part of maintaining your lehenga choli is storing it right. Instead of folding it and placing it in your wardrobe with the rest of your clothes, or even draping it on a hangar for months on end, place it neatly tucked within a clean cloth that wouldn’t allow dust to enter and settle on the lehenga.
- Keep them Smelling Good while you Store Them
A great problem for people who are in the habit of wearing their Indian outfits rarely is the smell that the fabric gives out with months of being stores and left untouched. And with the effect that washing it frequently has on the fabric, ensuring that you keep them smelling good is the best way to store them right.
One way to keep your clothes smelling good is to place good smelling soaps between your clothes. While mothballs do have the same effect, placing your favorite soap is sure to give them the fragrance you love best.
- Avoid Tucking the Outfit with Pins that can Tear the Fabric
A great mistake that many of us make while wearing our lehengas and draping the dupatta stylishly is tucking the outfit with pins. If you aren’t careful, you can end up tearing your outfit to an extent where putting it right is never an option. And if your outfit is made of net, you may as well bid the lehenga goodbye.
The best way to tuck your dupattas or tighten your lehenga skirts to your waist is to use saree pins that are blunt and don’t leave a hole in your outfits or pose the chance of a rip or rent in the outfit.
With these tips, you can be sure to keep your lehenga choli looking new as ever for a long time and maintain the freshness of it for years to come!