Gown Care

Hooray, you've got the gowns! Here are our tips on how to take care of them, so you can look fabulous on your big day. 

Shiny Cap & Gown, Shiny Choir Gowns

  • Clean:
    • Hand wash: hand wash in cold water; Hang to dry
    • Dry Clean
  • Dewrinkle:
    • Iron: Use low heat with towel between the gown and iron
    • Steam: Low setting
    • Hang: Leave hanging for 48+ hours
    • "The Shower Hack": Run a hot shower while placing the gown near the shower (avoid water splashed on gowns) and leave the bathroom door closed for at least 20 minutes. 

Matte Cap and Gown, Matte Choir Gowns, Master Gowns, Barrister Gowns, Doctoral Gowns 

  • Clean: Dry Clean only
  • Dewrinkle:
    • Iron: Use low heat with towel between the gown and iron
    • Steam: Steamer Low Setting 
    • Hang: Leave hanging for 72+ hours 
    • "The Shower Hack": Run a hot shower while placing the gown near the shower (avoid water splashed on gowns) and leave the bathroom door closed for at least 20 minutes. 

Stoles, V-Stoles 

  • Clean: Dry Clean Only
  • Dewrinkle:
    • Iron: Not recommended, if doing so, make sure to use a thick piece of fabric between the stole and iron
      *Warning: DO NOT iron customized stoles. Ink may melt. 
    • Steam: Steamer Low Setting