How to Keep Tulle From Clinging

A colored layer of tulle between two layers of white tulle adds an iridescent glow.
A colored layer of tulle between two layers of white tulle adds an iridescent glow.

Tulle, a light, translucent synthetic fabric, is used most often for costumes and formal dresses. It creates an airy dress that moves gracefully around you. That is, unless the tulle is full of static and awkwardly bunches and clings in all the wrong places. Static builds up as the tulle rubs against itself and your body. Because of its natural dryness, tulle can easily become charged with static electricity.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Liquid fabric softener

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Step 1

Fill a spray bottle with lukewarm tap water and then add 2 tablespoons of liquid fabric softener to the water.

Step 2

Secure the spray bottle lid tightly and shake the bottle vigorously to mix the water and fabric softener together.

Step 3

Mist each layer of tulle lightly with the mixture, starting with the bottom layer of tulle and working your way up. Be thorough, but do not over-mist the layers or the tulle will be too damp to wear.

Step 4

Repeat as needed throughout the day or before you wear the tulle.

Warning

  • Tulle is a very flammable material. Never use static guard or hairspray to remove static; it will only increase the flammability of the material.

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