Older wedding dresses coming to us are often fragile and may be yellowed, with multiple stains, holes or other damage.
Most staining to wedding dresses is caused by sweat marks, mildew, spills or splashes.
Overall yellowing of wedding gowns is often the natural degradation processes of the material or fabric. This causes an acidic product and often an accompanying smell.
The holes and losses in wedding dresses may have been caused by physical damage, like stepping on the hemline, or ripping an armhole. Aged fabrics also lose integrity over time, and can break down and perish naturally, causing holes to develop.