Introduction: Cheongsam is China’s traditional clothing. Wearing a cheongsam can reflect the female’s elegant temperaments. So in the contemporary society, this kind of clothing has been very popular. And the fabric of the cheongsams will generally be the mulberry silk or chemical fiber silk fabric, cotton cloth and so on. Dresses made of different fabrics have different ways to wash, and the maintenance methods can also be different. Choose the correct way of maintenance can make your dress keep its beauty forever.
The way to dress on the cheongsam:
Due to the special nature of the product, first of all, we should emphasize the appropriate way to wear the cheongsam. Generally speaking, when you wear the cheongsam, you should try to be careful in the process, and avoid perspiration, oil stains, lipstick and other pollution. By the way, you should also avoid scratching the surface of the dress. You can keep away from those rough places, sharp edges, etc. In addition, cheongsam can not be worn under the sun for too long, because of that most of the cheongsams are made of silk fabrics. If you stand under the sun for too long, the dress will be broken.
The way to wash the cheongsam:
On the basis of careful wearing, different reasonable washing methods should be made according to the different fabrics of the dresses.
If your cheongsams are made of mulberry silk fabrics, then you can choose dry cleaning or careful hand washing.
If your cheongsams are made of brocade fabrics, the best way is dry cleaning. And you should remind the assistant of the laundry shop to be more careful.
If you choose to wash with your own hands, then before washing, you should make a comprehensive inspection of the dress and mark the polluted sites. Before sinking them into the water, you should do some treatments to the polluted places at first. According to the kinds of stains, you can gently wipe the dress to remove or weaken stains with wet towels and different washing liquids. After the decontamination, you can put the dress in the water which has been dissolved in the washing fluid for a moment. And the time should not be more than 5 minutes.
What need reminds is that we should use special detergent for silk or other acidic washing liquid to wash the dresses. The most important thing is that we could not use those common washing powder, soap and so on. Because of that the common washing powders are alkaline. And the mulberry silk fiber is not alkali resistant.
The washing liquid should be uniformly dissolved in the water before you put the clothes into the water. And the water temperature should be controlled below 30 degree centigrade when you wash the dresses. And you should use the gentle manipulation to wash the dress carefully. Of course, you can also rub the polluted sites carefully, avoid force washing, but you can also use a soft bristled brush to gently scrub the dress.
The washing time should be controlled in less than 10 minutes. When you wash the bright colored dress, you can also add a little salt into the water. After washing, you should wash it again with clear water for at least twice until the lotion has been cleaned. At the last time you should add a little vinegar to keep the gloss of the silk fabric. During the entire washing process, you should take off your ring, bracelet and other accessories, which can keep the dress “safe” from those hard elements.
After the wash, you can squeeze the dress to make it dry. But you should squeeze the dress with force or dehydrate the dress with machine. After the removal of excess water, the dress should be arranged with a simple shaping method, and then you can hang the dress in the shade. But you could not just expose the dress to the sun. After drying the cheongsam, you should check it to find out whether there is any fold on the dress. Then you can iron the dress. Ironing temperature should be controlled between 165 to 185 DEG C. And you can use the opposite dry ironing method or cloth ironing method. You could not just laundry the dress directly. After ironing the clothing, you should place it in some ventilated place until the heat dissipated. Otherwise it will cause mildew.
If the cheongsams are made of chemical fiber fabrics and cotton fabrics, then you can choose dry cleaning. Generally speaking, if the polluted place is serious, or if the dress has been made with the jacquard material, then it should be dry cleaning. Other kinds of cheongsams can be cleaned with hand washing. And the temperature of the water should be around 40 DEG C. And the conventional detergent or soap, rubbing washing, wring dry or machine dehydration can all be used to those cheongsams not be made of silk or cotton or other expensive materials.
How to keep the Chinese dress:
Non silk Chinese dresses can be held with a coat hanger in dry and ventilated cabinets. And we should pay attention to the length of the hanger, which should match with the width of the shoulder well. For silk cheongsam, we should not that those dresses could not be too close with the clothes made of fur or wool.
In addition, because of that the mulberry silk is a kind of protein fiber, which can be eaten by worms easily. So when you store the clothes, you should also put some moth drugs in the cabinet. If you have the conditions, you can also use a soft paper to wrap the cheongsam to prevent it become yellow. And this can maintain the color to be gorgeous. General white dress can be wrapped with blue paper, those bright colored cheongsams can be wrapped with dark colored papers.
If you have some amazing cheongsams, you should know all these little tips to make your dress be beautiful forever. And those who like silk cheongsams should pay special attention to the maintenance of these dresses.