When we first received Bonnie’s gown, we knew we were going to be extra careful. With delicate appliques of bead-work, crystals, and stones from the straps to the bodice and down the train, this beautiful dress was very delicate. Made of synthetic satin and with a veil with satin trimming, Bonnie’s gown was gorgeous! Unfortunately, like most dresses, there were small stains on the skirt and a dirty hemline. The dress also had some make-up and tanning lotion inside of the bodice, under the arms, and on the straps.
We were able to treat Bonnie’s dress by first hand cleaning it, using the wet process. We then spot cleaned the veil and hand pressed both the dress and veil. We finally preserved it using the Heritage Select. Now Bonnie is able to look at her dress anytime, knowing that it is protected from oxidation.