Monday, January 22, 2018

Always read the label

And next time think about whether to do as it says.

When I was emptying my wardrobe yesterday I came across the white trouser suit I first - and last -wore for Daughter's wedding in 2003.  

With damp stains on the legs it was fit for nothing. I couldn't wear it as it was nor could I give it to a charity shop.

So I decided to wash it. Which is when I noticed it was Dry Clean Only.

But who pays any attention to those labels?

It turns out I should have.

Not only has it shrunk but the marks are still there, looking worse if anything. 

And the moral of this story is: don't keep things for 'best'; if you have something lovely to wear then wear it. And read labels before washing.


Jimmy said...

Excellent advice...I think all clothing on the market should be wash and wear.

Sharon Qualls said...

Yep, this is a true case of use it lose it! Sorry.

Liz Hinds said...

It should be, Jimmy!

In future I will not keep clothes for best, Sharon.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Didn't the jacket survive either? Drat.

Liz Hinds said...

It has shrunk a little, Sonata.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

So is it in the Bin now??

Trubits of Life. said...

Over the years I've had an assortment of trouser suits but
but never a white one, yours looked lovely on you at your
daughter's wedding. Such a shame you didn't get to wear it again,
never mind maybe you should have a look around and buy yourself
another trouser suit.
love Di xx