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Many of us only know how to “abuse” our outfit, however rare of us know how to care it. We will use it, wear it under the sunlight and in the rain and throw them inside washing machine afterwards. This how the shrugs and boleros will get spoil faster when we don’t know how to care it right. As such, you need to know some proper procedures and steps to care for these bolero shrugs. Below are some tips:

Basically, make sure you read and understand the washing instruction before you shop for a bolero shrug. As far as concern, some are available for machine wash but some are not. For those that is not for machine wash, hand wash and dry cleaning is applicable. However, if possible, it is always a good idea to look for an alternative to “dry-clean only” bolero or shrug. Choose the one that is machine-washable and managed to protect the interior construct of the garment. Moreover, make it as the piece that is available for frequently dry-cleaned which is prolonging the durability and appearance of the bolero shrug.


Remember for not washing your shrug with soap. This is because of general type of soap will taken the unique water-proof oil from the garment. Indeed you can simple clean and hose the garment down in the driveway, with the garden hose. Moreover you can even scrub it down with soft bristle brush. However for some thinner fabrcibs of shrug like chiffon shrug and organza fabric shrugs, you can’t brush it hard, it will spoil the texture of the shrugs for sure. If you can effectively take and spot clean the bolero shrugs, then you don’t have to send them to dry cleaning. You can save lots of budgets insist of a little effort.


The shrug and bolero needs to be hanging up for drying. As such, it is important for you to keep your garment with good quality of cloth hanger. Perhaps the hanger should be able to protect and keep the bolero shrug on its shape. If you are sending them to laundries, make sure you remind the shop to keep your outfit with good hanger, no matter right after washing or during the journey when they send it back to your home. As far as concern, plastic made heavy cloth hanger is preferred.

Last thing to remind you is don’t ever leave your shrugs and boleros inside cars and trucks, especially when hot days. As per our understanding, the hot weather will make your garment shrink and out of shape. This is the worst condition which I think you don’t wish to have. In fact you can’t do much if the piece is getting spoil under this condition.

A bolero shrug is defined as a short or mini sweater which is worn at upper natural waist line, which is padded your chest part from shoulder. They normally come open front, the frontier is closed with button, ribbon or knitted strings. The piece is getting more and more popular as other outfit and its designed is used to match with other garment. As far as concern, at this point of time, you managed to get the shrugs and boleros that come along with the dresses. For example, a long sleeveless gray wiggle dress is attached with a nice, sophisticated and beautiful gray knitted bolero shrug. All kinds of combinations are developed by the designers and the most important thing is the piece is managed to attract the interest for women from various ages’ ranges. Somehow they are available for office ladies, teenagers as well as toddlers.

What are the main usages of these garments? Are the garments are available to use for many activities? How sure you are these garments are suitable for these activities? Basically to make these shrugs and boleros as part of your successful fashion combination, you need to identify their categories. For men, there are bolero shrug for specific purposes. Here are some of my ideas on the suitability of the outfits for different locations and purposes.

Bolero Shrug for Party

If you are going for a party, it is a little bit simple for you to put up a plain black bolero shrug. In connection with that, there are two ways for you to go, either you select the shrugs boleros which are suitable for party or you modifying the current bolero shrug that you have now. If you choose to buy, and then make sure you get the pieces which are constructed of elegant textures like satin or velvet fabrics. Satin bolero shrug for example, is the smooth, shinning and elegant outfit which will absolutely add marks to your party wear. With the natural features of these elegant styles of bolero shrugs, you don’t need to top other sophisticated patterns of ornament. In contrast, if you failed to find one bolero shrug for the party use, then get it done your self.

Bolero Shrug for Daily Use

Beside for party use, the bolero is also a perfect daily outfit. Although the garment might not be as warm as a thick long cashmere sweater or coat, nonetheless it still managed to protect your shoulder, chest as well as arm. Recently the piece is being modified to formal forms which are enabling you to wear them as office garment. Moreover, recent office fashion trend is more to smart casual form now. In lieu with that, the bolero shrug is getting a place as office garment. Somehow they can become the daily office outfit for ladies. Other than that, of course the garment is used for informal agenda like shopping and gathering. As far as concern, these daily used shrugs and boleros are presented in different styles and patterns. Make sure you know which one to couple with the base wear or other apparels that you have.

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