We fashionistas love our luxury designer outfits and enjoy adding trendy pieces to our wardrobe every season. With the ‘Maximus sale’ on at 6Degree, you have a good reason to splurge. However, many of us are clueless about storing these outfits in a way that their shelf life is extended. Don’t fret because we at 6Degree have come to your rescue with some easy tips that will help you manage your haute couture efficiently.
We have Bollywood stylist Ayesha Khanna, our expert to help us with some quick pointers that will ensure you manage your designer wardrobe with ease. Ayesha recently won a Filmfare award for Best costume series, for Amazon Prime’s hit web series, the Forgotten Army. Next, she has her big- ticket release, Kabir Khan’s 83 where she has worked as costume designer for Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi and the rest of the ensemble cast. Her previous work includes films like Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl and Dishkiyaoon, where she was also leading lady!
Ayesha advises, “Begin with investing in a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers efficiently remove excess moisture from enclosed spaces with low ventilation. They pull moisture from the air and protect against dampness and musty odours in closets, keeping your outfits well maintained. Ensure you dry clean your haute couture. It’s also a good idea to invest in a garment steamer since it not only ensures your clothes are wrinkle free but also takes off any odour.”
-Store your heavy embroidered lehengas in the box given by the designers or keep them in a trunk. If the lehenga is not very delicate and is light it can also be put up on a hanger.
-It’s best to store your sarees in a muslin cover. For those who pack sarees in a newspaper get rid of the habit because the ink is sure to damage your outfit, if you must use paper go for butter paper instead.
-When it comes to Anarkali's, suit sets and sherwanis, I suggest put them up on a hanger and add a cover to avoid damaging their embellishments.
-For dresses its best to go for wooden hangers, since wired hangers can leave unnecessary marks on the garment.
- Hang your jackets and suits on a coat hanger, since they are wider around the shoulder it helps maintain the shape of the jacket well.
-For sweaters and cardigans its best to fold them, there is a high chance of ruining them if you put them up on hangers.
- Avoid cardboard organisers as they are moisture prone.