Outfits have more value if they are correctly maintained and are taken care of in all the right ways. Keeping garments crease-free can be difficult as they tend to get folded in all the wrong ways pretty easily.
The biggest debate is whether one should iron or steam clothes. Yes, both do the job of removing folds and creases from our beloved outfits, but they have their pros and cons as they both have polar opposite functionalities.
Scroll below to know about which might be a better option for you!
A steamer is comparatively an easy appliance to use, and you get to have easy control over the direction and flow of the steam over the fabrics. The steamer interacts with the materials and loosens the tight fibres to remove the wrinkles.
If you’re a lover of fabrics like wool, cashmere, satin and silk, then a steamer is the right option as these fabrics require proper handling and are delicate, as too much direct heat can damage them.
Steamers are a fashion week favourite, as they are heavily used backstage to give garments a wrinkle-free and finished look, so keeping a steamer at hand will always be an added benefit for your outfits.
- Avoid using it on fabrics like suede or velvet.
- Steaming your garments not only smoothes wrinkles but also kills allergens and odour-causing bacteria from it.
- Steaming is perfect for outfits which cannot be washed too often due to their delicate nature.
If you want more control and guide the direction of the heat when smoothening out sturdy wrinkles, then iron is a good option. The iron requires hand-held guidance over the fabric and gives a pretty even heatwave on the garments.
Iron is best for fabrics like denim, cotton, polyester and nylon as they are a little more coarse and tend to get wrinkles easily, which can’t be removed with ease. Irons come with a temperature regulator which needs to be altered according to the fabrics it’s being used on.
Each fabric has different properties, so it is essential to make sure that you understand the amount of heat a particular garment requires for it to have a smooth crease-free surface.
- To get better results, spray some water on fabrics like cotton or denim. It makes removing wrinkles easier and faster.
- Since linen is a delicate fabric, the temperature should be set to 215-240 degree celsius to avoid burns.
- Always wear your outfits 5 minutes after ironing as it prevents the creases from forming throughout the day.