How to Get Static Out of a Silk Wedding Dress


Static cling on a silk wedding dress can turn a blushing bride into a frantic and irritated one, constantly pulling at the dress where it is clinging to her body. According to Real Simple, static occurs when fabrics rub against each other in a dry environment, accumulating electric charges. Some fabrics, including silk, are more prone to static than others. Depending on how much time you have before the wedding, there are a few solutions to getting rid of that annoying static cling so that you can walk down the aisle with confidence.

Things You'll Need

  • Lotion
  • Anti-cling static spray
  • Dryer sheets
  • Wire hanger
  • Slather lotion all over your legs. This well help add moisture to keep the silk from clinging to you. Rub in the lotion so that it does not soak to the visible, outer part of the dress.

  • Spray anti-cling static spray on the dress minutes before you walk down the aisle. Most static sprays are safe for silk, but select a spray that states this specifically and follow the directions on the bottle.

  • Dampen a dryer sheet and rub it all over the inside of the dress. The dryer sheet should be barely wet to avoid leaving water spots.

  • Straighten a wire hanger and rub it down the length of the dress on the inside to remove the built up electric charge.

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep static cling spray nearby throughout the evening to reapply as necessary.
  • Avoid wedding veil static by also spraying it with static spray and making sure your hair is well-moisturized.

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