How to care for satin shoes?
Satin wedding shoes look amazing for the big day. But if you want to get a bit of mileage out of these kinds of shoes it’s important to look after them.
Ivory satin is particularly delicate and susceptible to staining. Here are a few tips to help you preserve your satin wedding shoes in the run up to and after the big day!
Satin Shoe Care Guide
Handle With Care
Before the big day, it’s advisable to keep your satin shoes tucked away in their box to ensure they don’t get damaged. Satin is very delicate and can be damaged easily, so keep them away from pets and children especially who might not understand how important they are.
If you want to keep your satin shoes pristine after your wedding day, keep the box and store them in there, wrapped in tissue paper or in a dustbag if you can. This will stop them from becoming scuffed, dirty or dusty.
Apply A Waterproofing Treatment
There are a number of waterproofing sprays available that are suitable for use on satin, and we recommend you apply one to protect your satin shoes. Just be sure to thoroughly read the label and instructions to be sure they are suitable for the type of satin your shoes are made from.
These sprays form a protective layer which prevents water from penetrating the satin and leaving a stain.
Keep Them Dry
As far as possible, we would recommend keeping your satin shoes dry. But this isn’t always possible. In the event that your satin shoes do get wet, don’t leave them to air dry. Doing this will most likely leave your shoes ruined by unsightly stains.
Instead, as soon as you can take them off and dry thoroughly, first by using a cotton ball to soak off excess water then using a hairdryer (or something similar) to completely dry them. Be sure not to use anything coloured to rub satin shoes dry as the dye can transfer!
Shop Satin Shoes With Lace & Favour
Here at Lace & Favour, we stock a wide range of fabulous satin wedding and occasion shoes to suit all kinds of styles. We also offer shoe dyeing for before or after your special event, so you can give your shoes a lease of life well beyond the big day and treasure them forever.