frostfirefaerie asked: your coords are so inspiring! if you dont mind me asking... to keep your clothes looking new, how do you clean them? dryclean and/or handwash? what detergent do you use? what general method do you have when it comes to taking care of and cleaning your lolita clothes? do certain brands need certain care? thanks love!
Except for my coats and wool dresses that I dryclean, I handwash almost all my main pieces. Most of my dresses and skirts are washed in the bathtub. If ever I need a dress for the next day, I only wash the top part, as the skirt part does not touch my skin at all. However, I machine wash on delicate mode some dresses that I wear more often (at least once a week), such as Innocent World Rasiel onepiece. All my blouses, cardigans, cutsews, tights, etc. are machine washed on delicate mode. More fragile pieces are inserted in a laundry bag. Of course, nothing goes in the dryer! As for detergent, I use Ivory Snow. :)
In general, I had no problem washing my clothes, with the exception of my Btssb Marie-Antoinette dress (on which the blue ribbons bled). I now spot clean that specific piece! For sure, washing with water will make your clothes less crisp, but I actually like the “used” look.