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Looking After For Your Tutu

By Move Dance on 6th Feb 2024

Caring for your ballet tutu is important to ensure its longevity and to keep it looking pristine. Here are some tips on how to care for your ballet tutu.

How to handle my tutu?

Always handle your tutu with clean hands to avoid transferring oils and dirt onto the delicate  fabric. Lift the tutu by the waistband when putting it on or taking it off to prevent stretching or damaging the tulle layers.

What is the best way to store and hang my tutu?

Store your tutu in a garment bag to protect it from dust, dirt, and potential snags.Hang the tutu upside down by the crotch or waistband to maintain its shape. . This means the skirt of the tutu should be facing upward, and the bodice should be hanging down. This hanging orientation helps maintain the shape and volume of the tutu. Try and avoid placing heavy objects on top of your tutu, as this may cause it to lose its shape.

Can I clean my tutu?

It is possible to clean your tutu, spot clean any stains or marks as soon as possible. Use a gentle stain remover or a mixture of mild detergent and water. Dab the stained area gently; do not rub, as rubbing may damage the delicate tulle. If your tutu becomes wrinkled, use a handheld steamer on a low setting to gently remove wrinkles. Do not use an iron, as the heat may damage the fabric.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your ballet tutu stays in excellent condition, allowing you to enjoy its beauty for a long time!!

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The Move Dance Team