How to Remove Wrinkles From a Silk Dress

by Robin Hewitt Google

You're invited to a wedding and have the perfect dress to wear. There's only one problem: the dress is silk and it has wrinkles. You have no clue what to do and no time to take it to a dry cleaner, so what's the solution? Removing wrinkles from a silk dress is not too complicated, and before you know it, you'll be dressed to perfection, ready for the big occasion.

Items you will need

  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Hand towel
Step 1

Turn the dress inside out. Silk is very delicate, and you want to work from the inside to avoid marring the sheen.

Step 2

Preheat the iron to the lowest setting.

Step 3

Arrange the top of the dress over the narrow end of an ironing board, smoothing out any folds or creases.

Step 4

Place a clean thin towel (such as a dish towel) over the bodice of the dress.

Step 5

Hold the hot surface of the iron one-half inch above the towel, moving it around the covered area until the wrinkles are released (about 30 seconds).

Step 6

Shift the material to another area, working the bodice first, then the sleeves. Treat the skirt last; being careful not to crease or fold the areas you have already ironed.

Step 7

Hang your dress on a padded hanger until you're ready to put it on.


  • If wrinkles are very deep, dampen the towel slightly before placing the iron above it.


  • Never leave a hot iron unattended.

About the Author

Robin Hewitt began her writing career in 2008. She is the coauthor of several books, including "The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting," which covers the nutritional and fitness needs of both grandchildren and grandparents.

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