Here's a helpful article:
Basically, you're probably fine for most stuff, but don't do it for stuff that's really stained, really matters to you, is made of leather, or is highly constructed (like a suit coat). They point out you should use cold water, a hand-wash cycle and a gentle cleaner.
Personally, I don't have much that is dry clean only. So fortunately I don't run into the issue much.
maven3 (rep: 5.2k) posted Apr 26, 2012
Thanks, maven3! I wear suiting ensembles for work and thankfully they've been okay. I think I will switch to the hand wash cycle, I don't want to press my luck (they are The Limited and Body by Victoria brands so not the most high-end but pretty high-end to me, lol).
I also just read that Woolite is pretty gentle on clothes, but as it is more pricey I'll wait for a sale + coupon :)
dealwagger (rep: 10.3k) posted Apr 26, 2012
@arsiel Does it ever! That's what I do, air dry, otherwise nice bras and garters and those lacy thongs that should last forever are ruined in one or two washes. When I have time, I hand wash. I hate those deformed things! It makes me shudder to see that LOL
dealwagger (rep: 10.3k) posted Apr 27, 2012
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