Does Silk Wrinkle Easily? (ANSWERED!)


Silk is not especially wrinkle prone, however it can easily become wrinkled when folded up in a drawer or packed away in a tight suitcase. Silk is a natural fiber, which means that it is not as wrinkle resistant as other fabrics made from synthetic fibers such as polyester or nylon. When your silk garment is wrinkled, the creases may look more exaggerated because most silk fabrics, such as mulberry silk, are known for having an ultra smooth surface.


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Does Silk Wrinkle Easily?

Silk is not especially wrinkle prone, however it can easily become wrinkled when folded up in a drawer or packed away in a tight suitcase. Silk is a natural fiber, which means that it is not as wrinkle resistant as other fabrics made from synthetic fibers such as polyester or nylon. When your silk garment is wrinkled, the creases may look more exaggerated because most silk fabrics, such as mulberry silk, are known for having an ultra smooth surface.


If wrinkles do occur on your silk clothing, bedding, or upholstery, the most effective way to get the wrinkles out is by using an iron.


To avoid creating wrinkles on silk clothing while in storage, try to hang your garments as much as possible. By hanging your silk shirts, silk dress, silk pajamas, silk blouses, and silk scarfs, you will avoid creating any new wrinkles. 


If you fold or roll your silk garments when you are not wearing them, then you can expect some wrinkles to be created. If you are folding silk and storing it in a drawer or on a shelf, possibly under the weight of other folded clothing, you will certainly see wrinkles once you take it out to wear. 

a picture of a blue silk pajama shirt before it was ironed and after it had been ironed

If you are packing a shirt silk, blouse, or dress, into a suitcase to take it on vacation, you should be prepared to iron it once you arrive because there is a good chance you may see some deep creases. The photo of the blue silk pajama shirt seen above is a good example of this. The picture on the left is how the shirt looked after being rolled up in a suitcase for a 4-hour flight. The picture on the right is how the shirt looked after it was ironed using the proper guidelines for ironing silk. 


The best way to avoid having wrinkles in your silk clothing is to lay them flat or hang them on a hanger when not being worn. 


How to Get Wrinkles Out of Silk

Using an iron or a steamer are the two best ways to get wrinkles out of silk. 


To use an iron, turn your silk inside out, lay it flat on an ironing board, use a spray bottle to add moisture, and then cover with a pressing cloth and proceed hand press. To use a steamer, turn the silk inside out and use long downward strokes with the steamer head as you work from the top of the garment to the bottom. Never put silk in the dryer in an attempt to remove wrinkles. Silk should never be placed in the dryer.


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How to Iron Silk

The most effective way to get wrinkles out of silk is by using an iron, however when ironing silk there are special guidelines that you must adhere to so that you do not damage the fabric. 


To iron silk, first turn your garment inside out and lay it flat on an ironing board. Add moisture to the silk by using a spray bottle filled with water and turn the iron on to the lowest heat setting possible. Cover the area you wish to iron with a thin cotton press clothe, and hand press the iron to remove the wrinkles. Continue until your garment is wrinkle free


Read our full step-by-step article on how to iron silk by clicking on the link or by watching the video directly below


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How to Steam Silk

If your silk garment is wrinkled, using a steamer is a great option for getting wrinkles out. Always try to steam silk from the dull backside of the fabric, and be sure that head of the steamer does not spit or drip hot water onto the surface of the silk. 


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How to Get Wrinkles Out of Silk Without an Iron

We give you 4 simple methods that you can use in order to get wrinkles out of silk easily, even if you don't have an iron. One of the methods will teach you how to remove wrinkles from your silk clothing by using hot shower water. Click on the link below to find out how!


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How to Get Wrinkles out of a Silk Shirt or Silk Blouse

Silk shirts and blouses are two of the most popular types of garments made from silk fabric. They are elegant, flashy, fun, and ultra comfortable pieces of clothing. 


Learn how to keep your silk shirt or silk blouse looking brand new with our step-by-step instructions on how to get wrinkles out of a silk shirt.  


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You may also be interested in learning How to Iron a Silk Shirt as well as How to Wash a Silk Shirt.


Does Silk Wrinkle Easily FAQ

How do you keep silk from wrinkling?

Hang your silk clothing as opposed to folding or rolling it. Silk can wrinkle quite easily, so hang or lay flat to avoid the creation of wrinkles. 

How can you tell if its real silk?

Touching silk is the best way to tell if it is real or not. The soft and smooth surface of silk fabric feels unlike any other and is easily distinguishable from imitation fabrics, such as polyester. 

Can 100% silk be ironed?

100% silk can be ironed by first being turned inside out and then placed to lay flat on an ironing board. Use a spray bottle filled with water to add moisture to the silk, and then lay a thin cotton press cloth overtop of the area you wish to iron. Turn the iron on to the lowest heat setting possible and then hand press the wrinkled areas. 

Does silk wrinkle after washing?

If you lay your silk flat to dry or hang dry your silk properly, you will see very few if any wrinkles on your garment. If you hold, roll, or incorrectly hang your silk, then you may see some wrinkles after washing. If you want to get wrinkles out of silk, the most effective way is to iron them out.