How to Tackle 4 of the Most Frequently Googled Fashion Emergencies

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The Internet has spoken. Google has released the top searches for 2016, and the queries for fashion are surprisingly useful to know for the holidays ahead – and luckily, Savoir Flair has all answers!

When ironing silk, be sure to turn the iron on to the silk setting. If there is no silk setting, use the lowest temperature. Lay the cloth on the board and turn the clothing inside out (the matte, non-silk side), then put over a press cloth over the area where you’re ironing. If you have no iron, use a steamer to remove the creases on the fabric.

Honey, you shrunk your wool sweater! So what do you do? Although it’s quite a tedious process, the results are worth it as you’ll be able to wear it again. Let your wool jumper sit in a sink filled with lukewarm water. Put in ⅓ cup of hair conditioner or baby shampoo, and let it sit for about 10 to 20 minutes. This is the most important process as it will relax the fibers. After that, drain the water and press the cloth on the sides of the sink to rinse out excess water. Do not wring the clothing and, instead, lay the jumper on a flat cotton towel and start stretching it out to its original shape. Secure it with weighted objects or clothes pins, and let it air-dry.

During the holidays, the usual suspects for clothing stains are beverages and makeup. Remember that most food and makeup stains are oil-based, so reaching for water won’t do the trick as they repel each other. Just how you would pat powder on your face when touching up, powders work wonders when removing stains as well. After that, try to get rid of the stain from the reverse of the fabric with cold water.

Tackling velvet of any sort is quite tricky – click here for a complete guide on how to take care of it.

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