With graduation around the corner, much formal attire is made of a thick and lustrous material-velvet.  From student graduation robes to professor formal dress, velvet is a more common sight than one might think. So, as you gear up for the main event, here are some tips and tricks in dealing with the fabric so you can look your best on the big day.

First, for those who keep their robes on standby, hang the velvet garment in a ventilated closet before and after wearing. This will keep it looking like new longer.


  • Always clean velvet garments immediately after use
  • If there is a stain, DO NOT BLOT OR APPLY PRESSURE damp areas.
  • Hang in a well-ventilated closet.
  • If you want to remove wrinkles, the trusty steam technique in any bathroom should do the trick.