Get your delicate pieces wrinkle-free.

How to Get Wrinkles Out of Delicates

by Pamela Simmons

No one wants to wear wrinkled clothes. While an iron can do the trick with sturdier fabrics, delicate pieces require a bit more TLC. Smooth out wrinkles while keeping your delicate clothes in tip-top shape by opting for techniques that are less invasive but will still get the job done.

Steam your delicate piece to remove wrinkles. A steamer, which can be purchased at any home-goods store, is an effective option for smoothing out wrinkles.

Fill your steamer with water and then plug it in. Pick up your steaming nozzle and, holding it upright, face it toward the piece you want to steam. Move the nozzle gently over the fabric until wrinkles release. Take care not to touch your fabric with the nozzle if it's delicate. Too much concentrated condensation may ruin your piece.

Use steam from your shower if you don't want to spend cash on a steamer. Hang your delicate in the bathroom -- keep it a safe distance from your shower so it doesn't get wet. Turn your shower to it's highest heat setting and close your bathroom door. Let your piece steam for a minute or so, then open the door to release the steam.

If you're worried about self steaming, visit your dry cleaner. It will cost you a bit more cash, but will ensure your delicates come back wrinkle-free and in their original shape.

Items you will need

  • Steamer
  • Hanger
  • Wrinkle relaxant


  • Sometimes, applying a simple spritz of water or wrinkle relaxant is all it takes. Simply spray your piece and hang it up. Be sure to check care instructions before applying any spray to ensure your piece can get a little wet.

About the Author

Pamela Simmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles on fashion, beauty and other topics have appeared on Denim Therapy and other websites. Simmons serves as an editor and public relations manager for CHIC.TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.

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