Dyeing Spandex

Hi, I have a red and white 97% cotton, 3% spandex dress with red piping and a red grosgrain ribbon around the waist. The care instructions said it was OK to wash in cold/gentle cycle, but when I did, I got some red dye splotches in some of the white areas of the dress (think maybe the piping was not colorfast) Is it possible to get the red spots out of the white areas, or is this just a lesson to take red and white dresses to the cleaners! Thanks so much. Kathleen

Return this dress to the store pronto. If it is marked gentle-wash you should be able to wash it. The retailer and the vendor should know that their trim was not colorfast.

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