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Wash Care Symbols Explained

All our dresses will have wash care symbols on the labels inside and these instructions can vary between what fabric and style the dress or outfit is. Heavily beaded evening dresses for instance may be spot clean only.

See our handy guide below explaining what the symbols mean. A reputable dry cleaner will be able to help you further with the care of your dress or outfit.

Washing Symbols

washing
Garment is suitable for washing. The recommended temperature is indicated by the number inside the tub.
washing 40 degrees
Garment can be washed at amaximum temperature of 40 degrees.
washing 40 degrees permanent press
Garment is suited to a synthetic wash - washing at medium agitation, at a maximum tempoerature of 40°c.
washing 40 degrees 40 degrees extra care
Garment needs to be washed as wool - washing at low agitation at a maximum temperature of 40°c.
washing by hand
Garment should be hand washed only in cool water.
washing not allowed
Garment is not suitable for any sort of washing.

Ironing Symbols

ironing
Garment is suitable for ironing. The more dots, the hotter the temperature of the iron.
ironing low
1 Dot = cool iron at a temperature of 110°c, best used for acrylics, nylons and acetates.
ironing medium
2 Dots = warm iron at a temperature of 150°c, suitable for polyester mixes, and wool garments.
ironing high
3 Dots = hot iron temperature of 200°c, suitable for cottons and linens
ironing not allowed
Garment is not suitable for ironing.

Dry Cleaning Symbols

dry cleaning
Dry cleaning. The letter inside the circle indicates the type of solvent, and the bar underneath indicated mid
dry cleaning p
Garment is suitable for dry cleaning with Perchloroetheylene solvent, the most common solvent.
dry cleaning p 2
Garment is suitable for professional dry cleaning only using Perchloroetheylene solvent in a milder process.
dry cleaning f
Garments is suitable for dry cleaning with R113 & Hydrocarbon solvents which are more environmentally friendly.
dry cleaning f 2
Garment is suitable for dry cleaning with R113 & Hydrocarbon solvents at a milder process.
dry cleaning a
Garment is suitable to dry clean in any solvent.
dry cleaning not allowed
Garment is not suitable to dry cleaning.

Drying Symbols

drying tumble
Garment is suitable for tumble drying.
drying tumble low heat
Garment is suitable for tumble drying on a low heat setting.
drying tumble medium heat
Garment is suitable for tumble drying at a medium heat setting.
drying tumble high heat
Garments is suitable for tumble drying at a high heat setting.
drying drip dry
Drip drying garment is recommended.
drying line dry
Hang/Line dry garment by removing excess water beforehand.
drying flat dry
Lay garment flat to dry. This is suitable for delicate items that would be distorted by vertical drying.
drying tumble not allowed
Garment is not suitable for tumble drying.
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