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    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 11th Oct 17, 12:59 PM
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    Removing static from clothes
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    • 11th Oct 17, 12:59 PM
    Removing static from clothes 11th Oct 17 at 12:59 PM
    Sorry if this has been asked countless times before, I couldn't find anything on the search function.

    I've got a couple of dresses that develop so much static that by mid-morning they're completely stuck to my legs.

    I've tried spraying them with a fabric conditioner/water mix and/or hairspray but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

    Any ideas what I can do to keep the bottom of my dress nice and floaty?
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    • JulieM
    • By JulieM 11th Oct 17, 4:13 PM
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    If the dresses are washable, then fabric conditioner in the final rinse should help. Tights and underwear can also add to the static so these should be rinsed in fabric conditioner too. Some people swear by white vinegar though haven't used it myself.
    • Sayschezza
    • By Sayschezza 11th Oct 17, 8:09 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 8:09 PM
    In the old days of vinyl records we used a gun thingie that took the static out of them to get clearer sound. Used to be brilliant for taking the static out of clothes but not sure if they are available nowadays so this post may be totally useless but maybe worth a google.
    • melanzana
    • By melanzana 11th Oct 17, 8:41 PM
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    Run them through a wire coat hanger a couple of times. The hanger absorbs the static.

    Some more tips here.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Static-Cling
    Last edited by melanzana; 11-10-2017 at 8:43 PM.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 11th Oct 17, 8:48 PM
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    That is quite amazing. Thanks
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • Shropshirelass
    • By Shropshirelass 11th Oct 17, 8:51 PM
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    Rub a little hand cream, or dry soap, on your hands, then wipe your hands on your legs just above the hem line. Or rub a sheet of Bounce just above hem line.
    I have a similar problem with static in my hair. Bounce works for that too.
    Those Wikihow hints look good too!
    Last edited by Shropshirelass; 11-10-2017 at 8:59 PM. Reason: Thought of something else.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 11th Oct 17, 8:52 PM
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    Awed at the possibilities. Me, I'd have succumbed & worn a slip [assuming the dress was mandatory - I'm definitely a trousers gal], but then it's cold enough in some of our offices to warrant petticoats!
    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 12th Oct 17, 9:56 AM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 9:56 AM
    Run them through a wire coat hanger a couple of times. The hanger absorbs the static.

    Some more tips here.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Static-Cling
    Originally posted by melanzana
    Thank you so much, I'll give some of these a try.

    Awed at the possibilities. Me, I'd have succumbed & worn a slip [assuming the dress was mandatory - I'm definitely a trousers gal], but then it's cold enough in some of our offices to warrant petticoats!
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    The dress isn't mandatory but, being very pear-shaped, I find that fit and flare dresses hide a multitude of sins
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