Marc Jacobs designs elegant dresses you'll reach for season after season. The label enlivens its pieces with everything from flattering wrap fronts, to eye-catching details and nipped-in waists.
Made from fabrics like silk, cotton, and wool, the label combines quality fabrics with impeccable craftsmanship. There are styles that suit both casual and formal occasions; wear yours with everything from sandals to court shoes.
Whether your garment is cotton or cotton-blend, there is the possibility that it may shrink if not properly cared for. As cotton is prone to shrinkage, it’s best to clean in water that is 30°C or below. This will help avoid colour fading and dye transfer. Cotton pieces can then be gently stretched to restore the original shape. Air dry cotton naturally.
Garments that are crafted from lace, or trimmed with the delicate fabric, will need special care to ensure they stay looking their best. If your lace becomes stained, it will need to be cleaned quickly as stains can stick to the lace fibres permanently if left untreated for too long. We advise hand washing your lace garment in warm water, unless specified on the item’s care label. Work the soapy water into the fabric, and leave to soak for around 30 minutes. Use a gentle plunging action to remove dirt and stains, and avoid rubbing. Never wring or twist lace fabric. Lay the lace flat to dry, away from direct heat and sunlight. It is advised to avoid using the washing machine to clean lace, but if it is required to remove tough stains, always use a gentle wash cycle and place in a laundry bag to protect against damage.
Simple steps are required to prolong the life of luxurious silk garments, even if the silk percentage is low. Before attempting to clean your silk item, we recommend checking the care label for instructions as some silk is dry clean only, and others are washable. If your silk is not dry clean only, then it can be hand washed in lukewarm water with a delicate detergent. It is advised to clean silk using a lower temperature to other fabrics, as hot water can affect the material’s natural properties and damage to the fibres. We also recommend selecting a specially-formulated silk detergent, which will be gentler on its natural proteins. Turn the item inside out, and soak for up to 30 minutes, then rinse with cool water to remove any remaining soap. Silk should not be tumble dried, and instead can be laid flat to dry naturally. If you need to clean in the machine, first place in a laundry bag, select a delicate, cold-water cycle and remove promptly once the cycle has finished to reduce wrinkles. If the care label on your silk item says that it can be ironed, then use a low iron setting and ideally iron while it is still slightly damp.
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