POPSUGAR Fashion Gemma Ward Do Care Instructions Deter You From Buying Clothes? by Fashion 11/13/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Source Read More Gemma WardLaundryFab Poll Laundry How to Bust Through 5 of the Toughest Summer Stains How Many Wears Before You Need to Wash Here's How to Decode Your Favorite Article of Clothing 35 Laundry Tips and Tricks That Everyone Should Know Gemma Ward A First Look at Gemma Ward on The Great Gatsby Set Gemma Ward's Great Gatsby Film Role Revealed Gemma Ward Reportedly Cast in Upcoming Great Gatsby Film Watch Gemma Ward's Scene in Pirates of the Caribbean POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get chic with our daily newsletter Celebrity Style Street Style Beauty Tips Fashion and Beauty News Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Allytta 6 years very often those labels are just BS. you can actually wash a lot of stuff that says you shouldn't, just do it right and the items will stay the same. littleladylove 6 years They don't deter me from buying but they deter me from wearing them! :( I buy them thinking "who cares" then realise later.. "oh crap". lizlee89 6 years no way, I love clothes too much! that is a fabulous picture... Xandara 6 years I refuse to buy dry clean only clothes. I only want to spend money on the clothes once, not every time I wear it! :/ Glittersniffer 6 years What Rosa said. I have to REALLY love it to spring for it when it's gonna require a dry cleaning visit. I am a tightarse. myystque 6 years I'm with verily--I don't pay attention to the care instructions when I wash my clothing and they rarely deter me from buying something. NatashaAlexis 6 years Depends how often I was planing on wearing it, if it is an item that I would only wear for an occasion then no, but every day wear yes. I don't have that much time on my hands that I can hand wash most of my clothing. RoyalBlueMoss 6 years Never! writerjenna 6 years It also depends on how much I love the piece. ;) verily 6 years Nope, but I also kinda ignore the care instructions... I have a lot of handwash or dry clean only clothes. My front loader washing machine has a handwash cycle that has not destroyed a single one of my sweaters yet. My opinion is that unless it's beaded, sequined, suede, leather, or an extremely delicate antique, it can be washed. I don't even own any of the above. ;) As for drying, I lay them flat. thoroughlymodern 6 years I definitely try to avoid buying dry clean only items if they're something I'd wear (and have to get cleaned) a lot (coats are ok - just get it cleaned once a season!). But if the item's really special, I make an exception. Witchy-Ways 6 years Ever since I moved out of my parents house and do my own laundy at my apartment, I certainly look first whether I can throw it into my washing machine or not. I don't care about "special" items as long as I don't have to wash them by hand (although there's not really much stuff anymore that you can't wash with the machine unless it's super high-maintenace). Lovely_1 6 years Nope. I have SO many clothes that already require special care...so it doesn't really matter :) emalove 6 years Not if I was crazy about the item...but generally, I like clothing that's easy to wash and take care of. RosaDilia 6 years No. Nowadays there are home dry cleaning kits and washers that can handle delicate items. It makes it so much easier, for me at least. Calimie 6 years I'd have to love something very much to buy it if it can't just be tossed in the washing maching or hand-washed. I don't like having separated pieces here or there. Anniina 6 years Buy now, deal later eu 6 years never Jessiebanana 6 years I love Alpaca and nothing will deter me from acquiring as many alpaca pieces as I want. amloveaffair 6 years We have to go to a laundry mat to do our laundry, if we didn't we may buy items that needed special care but it's too much of a hassle to do so. Even if we had a washer&Dryer it'd be a waste of energy.