Cost estimates are
based on two factors, i.) the
type of gown and
ii.) the condition of the gown
when its brought it. Gowns start at $135 and can go up to 300+$.
The final cost does not generally deviate from the estimation.
*We are unable to
give price quotes over the phone as we have to see the gown to
determine the cost-estimations.
i.)The type of gown:
style, size, layering, lining, fabric, bead work, laces, appliqués,
embroidery and other frills
- The more
complicated and complex the gown is, the more it will cost to
clean/restore/preserve. Cleaning silk gowns is a very difficult
process and generally cost $225 and up.
ii.)The condition of the gown:
stains and damage.
The more stains the gown has picked up the more it will cost to
clean/restore/preserve. Some stains such as wine, grass, body
excretion, heavy mud stains and old stains that have oxidized take
more attention and more cleaning agents to remove. This will increase
the cost. Also, if the gown has any tears or snags which would require
minor repairs then there would be a charge for that as well.