How to "Un-Shrink" Your Clothes

Posted on January 03 2018

We get a lot of questions on how to care for and prolong the life of your favorite pieces from Armoire. Smartly Dressed is our new blog series that aims to provide helpful tips on DIY repairs, improvements and alterations. Because knowing sh*t is cute and smart.

How many times has this happened to you? A well-meaning roommate/partner/child decides they're going to help you with your laundry, but they end up shrinking your favorite top or pants. The horror! We hear this so often at the shop, but we know the trick to "un-shrink" your shrunken clothes. Here are two different methods to try.

The pin and stretch method from Reachel Bagley of Cardigan Empire


The freestyle stretch method from One Good Thing by Jillee

If you try out these tactics, let us know in the comments!