Corset Q & A Series

Corset Q & A Episode 37: What Is The Best Way To Clean My Corset?

Do you have a questions about steel boned corsets, waist training or corseting? The answer is probably somewhere in our Corset Q & A series.

What Is The Best Way To Clean My Corset?

As the weather turns warmer we all start to notice that our corsets are great insulators ;), but what can you do when your corset starts to smell, um, less than fresh?! And who HASN’T managed to drop some of their lunch onto their corset to leave a ugly food stain? You might be temped to throw your corset into the washer. However, that is a HUGE NO-NO!!!! Do not wash your corset!!! You CAN have your corset dry cleaned, though, so if you are lucky enough to find a dry cleaner that can properly clean your corset, GO FOR IT!!!

There are some other options for spot cleaning and freshening your corset and I actually learned a lot of good and quick pointers from today’s Q & A for my own corset upkeep. I recently purchased the products that Cheri showed and recommended today for both my personal corset usage and here at Orchard Corset. The shippers here at Orchard Corset who use the unscented Febreze, Tide To Go pen and the Clorox Bleach Pen (use the Clorox Bleach Pen just for WHITE LACES). We recommend that you spot clean your corset when needed with the Tide To Go Pen, but first test it on an inconspicuous part of the corset. And the Febreze could be used to freshen the fabric after wearing the corset, especially if you are wearing the corset without a liner. Just use the Febreze only on the inside of the corset, not the outside, and make sure the corset is COMPLETELY dried before storing your corset.

Additionally, Vodka has other uses than drinking! We learned a little tip to eliminate body odor build up from our friend Trixie of Old School PinUps – try vodka and water in a spray bottle (and use kind of like Febreze)!!! Again air dry fully before storing your corset.

Lastly, do not air out your corset out in the sunshine, because over time the sun will fade the color of your beautiful corset.

Hopefully that clears up any concerns or questions you might have about cleaning your corset! Please let us know in the comments if there are any questions that you’d like to see answered in our Corset Q & A series.

Hi, I'm Carolyn! I'm the baby of OC so they take good care of me here. I love cargo pants, Birkenstocks and swimming. Guinea pig squeaks are beautiful music to my ears! Working at Orchard Corset is AMAZING! I work with strong, confident, beautiful women who assist me in finding myself.


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