How To Properly Store Your Designer Sherwani?

Investing in a designer Sherwani can be an expensive endeavor, and in order to maintain its timeless elegance, proper storage is extremely important. Most Sherwani come with embellishment, premium fabrics, and other features that need to be kept properly in order to maintain their pristine appearance, and that is why it is very important to store it properly. In this article we will take a look at different ways to store Sherwani, in order to maintain their appearance, and increase their longevity so that they can be reworn multiple times.


Understand Your Sherwani

Identify The Fabric

Designer Sherwani are available in a variety of fabrics, like silk, cotton, linen, velvet, brocade, and even jamawar. Each fabric is different, and requires different kinds of protections as well as storage techniques. Having an understanding of the fabric can help you choose specific storage techniques in order to increase its wearability.

Recognize Embellishment And Embroidery

Traditionally Sherwanis are adorned with a variety of embellishment like sequence, beards, threadwork, and zardozi, which is a great way to further enhance the beauty of the Sherwani. But when it comes to storing Sherwani with embellishment and embroidery, it can be quite difficult as all embellishments are to be considered when storing. 


Prepare Your Sherwani For Storage

Cleaning

The first step to preparing the Sherwani for storage is cleaning it properly. Depending on the fabric, it would be wise to choose between dry cleaning and handwashing. For delicate fabrics, like silk or heavily embellished Sherwani, professional dry cleaning is a better option so that the intricate work is not damaged. On the other hand, for less delicate materials, like cotton or linen, gentle handwashing with a mild detergent is enough. Regardless of the method that is used, it is important to make sure that the Sherwani is completely dry before storing. Any residual moisture can cause mold, mildew, and fabric deterioration, which can affect the fabric longevity.


Inspect For Damage

Try to keep an eye out for any loose threads, missing beads, or stains, as they should be cleaned beforehand. In order to maintain its integrity, it is best to repair any damages, or clean out any stains beforehand, so that the Sherwani is as good as new.


Choose The Right Method

Hanging vs. Folding

When it comes to storing the Sherwani, there are two choices that can be chosen, depending on the fabric and the embellishment. For lightweight Sherwani, like silk, which have slight embellishment, it is best to hang the Sherwani the way to prevent any creasing and fabric damage. On the other hand, heavier fabrics, like velvet and brocade, that have heavier embellishment should be folded. They should be folded in order to prevent fabric, snagging, or the fabric being damaged. If you are hanging the Sherwani, try to use padded hangers, so that shoulder bumps can be avoided, and the fabric is not damaged.


Storage Materials

It is best to use breathable garment bags if you wish to hang the Sherwanis. This is a great way to prevent any molding, due to any trapped moisture. Try using acid free tissue paper and cotton muslin clothes for folded storage, so that the embellishments are safe, and the cloth does not get damaged while being folded.


Storing For Different Types Of Sherwani

Silk Sherwani

If you wish to store the Jet Black Brocade Silk Sherwan from Arsalan Iqbal it is best to hang it in a breathable garment, bag, away from direct sunlight, to protect it from being damaged.


Cotton And Linen Sherwani

If you are hanging a cotton or linen Sherwani, it is best to fold it up with acid tissue paper, and store it in a dry/cool place to prevent moisture damage.

Velvet Sherwani 

If you are storing a Gold Paisleys Rawsilk Sherwani with Velvet Shawl & Zardozi Adornments from Arsalan Iqbal, then hang it in a well ventilated area, to make sure that the garment bag is allowing a good amount of air circulation.


Brocade Sherwani

    When it comes to storing a black brocade sherwani from Arsalan Iqbal, the best option is to fold it with a muslin cloth, using cedar blocks to avoid moths.


    By following the tips mentioned above, individuals will be able to maintain the beauty and longevity of their Sherwanis. When it comes to storing Arsalan Iqbal's designer Shivani, these tips should be followed, as they are a great way to preserve the elegance of and value of all kinds of sherwanis.

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