Missguided is a fashion apparel retailer that’s based in the UK. What makes them unique? They drop up to 1000 new styles every week. Currently, their catalog includes dresses, shoes, jeans, jumpsuits, swimwear, blazers, jewellery, and more. What’s more, is that they offer three different collections—petite, tall, and plus.
The company was launched in 2009 by Nitin Passi. Wanting to better the fashion industry, he took out a loan of £50k and set out to create his own brand. Before long, the retailer had gained popularity in the UK. From there, it eventually expanded into France, Germany, Australia, and the United States.
Aside from their website, their products can also be found at various retailers such as Forever 21, Nordstrom, ASOS, and more. They even have their own shopping app through which you can make purchases!
More About Missguided Clothing
As mentioned earlier, Missguided offers a full range of clothing for women. Aside from activewear, they also sell jeans, blazers, casual wear, rompers, and more. Their most popular products, however, has to be their dresses. If anything, it’s their main focus. To give you a better idea, they sell t-shirt dresses, maxi dresses, party dresses, prom dresses, formal dresses, graduation dresses—even wedding dresses!
As far as price tags go, their products are priced competitively. For instance, you can get a dress for $30. With that said, it depends on the design—some will be more expensive than others. Generally speaking, however, their clothes are affordable. Every now and then, they also have 50% off events on their website!
Taking Care of Missguided Clothing
Their products are not fragile by any means. With that said, they’re not indestructible either. Wear a dress regularly and it will eventually wear out—the fabric is not meant to last forever, after all. That’s not to say that you can’t extend its lifespan, though. You see, you can make your clothes last longer if you take good care of them. What does that entail? Washing them correctly!
The last thing that you want is for your shirt to unravel in the wash because you didn’t follow the proper instructions! Believe it or not but the agitation of the machine can and will damage your clothes. For this reason, you want to make sure that you’re following the right procedures. That’s right, doing laundry can be somewhat of a science!
Want to know how to wash Missguided clothing so that they’ll last? Then you’ll want to read the rest of the post! We’ll be sharing some of our best tips.
Different Fabrics Used by Missguided
As with most clothing brands, Missguided uses a variety of fabrics for their products. Let’s examine some of them—after all, the fabric matters when you’re washing them!
Polyester is known for its remarkable strength. Strong and durable, it is resistant to wrinkles, stretching, shrinking, mildew, and most chemicals. As with most synthetic fibers, it also comes with a moisture-wicking finish—this is one of the reasons why it’s used so often in activewear. Easy to take care of, the fibers dry also quickly after being washed.
Missguided uses polyester for their dresses, shirts, tops, pants, and more.
Elastane (aka spandex) falls into the same category as polyester in that it’s also manmade. Made of polyurethane, the fibers have incredible strength and stretch (it easily retains its shape after being stretched). For this reason, it’s often used for sportswear. It’s worth noting, however, that it’s almost never used by itself—instead, it’s incorporated with other fabrics such as cotton.
Missguided uses elastane for their dresses, bras, bralettes, tops, swimsuits, jumpsuits, and more.
Polyamide refers to any fabric that’s made from polyamide monomers—such as nylon. Soft and flexible, it is often used as an alternative to silk. As with elastane, however, it’s rarely used by itself. Instead, it is added to other textiles to improve their elasticity (this is especially true for workout clothes). It does have a downside, though—it tends to pill with repeated wear.
Missguided uses polyamide for their dresses, tops, swimsuits, and more.
How to Wash Missguided Leggings
Missguided offers various styles of leggings, some fancier than others. Despite that, however, they can all be washed in the same way. Here’s how.
Machine Washing Missguided Leggings and Workout Pants
The easiest way to wash Missguided leggings is to put them in the washing machine. Before you do that, though, make sure to turn them inside out—it’ll only take a few seconds. Why is it so important? It’ll protect the outer layer from being damaged by friction (quite a bit of agitation goes on in a washing machine). As a matter of fact, we recommend that you also put the leggings in a mesh bag—that way, you’ll be able to protect them further.
Note: Can you wash the leggings with other clothes? Absolutely. You just have to make sure to put like-colors together, otherwise, there can be dye transfer.
Once you’ve put the leggings in, open the soap dispenser and add one scoop of ACTIVE detergent (the exact amount of powder depends on the size of your load). Close the door and set the wash cycle—that is, you want to use a gentle setting with cold water. Hot water might be more effective at cleaning, but it can ruin the fabric (i.e. it can shrink or deform). Do not use fabric softener if your leggings are made from synthetic fibers as it can wash off the sweat-wicking finish.
Pro-tip: Dealing with a pair of stained leggings? Before placing it in the washing machine, saturate the problem area with some ACTIVE detergent solution (i.e. dissolve the powder in some lukewarm water). Let it sit for at least 30 minutes before rinsing and putting it in the washer (assuming that the stain is gone). If the stain is still present, repeat the steps.
Press the start button and let the washer run. Carefully remove everything once the washing is complete. Avoid the urge to put your leggings in the dryer. Instead, let them dry naturally on a hanger or drying rack.
Washing Missguided Leggings by Hand
There’s one benefit to washing your leggings by hand—they’ll last longer. It might seem overwhelming at first, but it really isn’t. If anything, it’s easy and straightforward. The first thing that you want to do is to prepare a basin of lukewarm water (you can also work in the sink). Add in a scoop or less of ACTIVE detergent and dissolve the powder—you should get a sudsy solution Afterwards, place the leggings in. Make sure not to overload the basin if you’re washing more than one pair at a time.
Swish the leggings a few times to submerge the fabric fully in the solution. From there, you want to leave it be for 20 to 30 minutes. While you wait, the detergent will lift sweat, body oils, and dirt from the fabric. Once they’ve been soaked, you want to rinse off the soap film. There are a couple of ways that you can do this—you can re-submerge the leggings in clean water (you’ll have to drain and refill the basin) or you can put it under running water. Either way, you want to rinse it until there are no more soap suds.
Place the leggings on a countertop and pat out the excess water with a clean towel. Proceed to hang it up on a clothesline—you want to let it air dry naturally. As mentioned above, tumble dry is a no-no, even on the mildest setting.
Best Way to Clean Missguided Swimsuits
As a general rule, you want to wash your swimsuit as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the greater the chance of it being damaged by sunscreen, chlorine, or other chemicals. Even if you can’t wash it, you should give it a good rinse with clean water.
Cleaning Your Missguided Swimsuits
First things first—rinse your swimsuit with cool water. The easiest way to do this is by using the sink. The goal is to get rid of all the residue, whether it’s body oil, dirt, or sunscreen. From there, you want to hand wash it with soap. To do that, fill the sink with lukewarm water and add a bit of ACTIVE detergent (a little bit will do, you don’t want to add too much).
Turn your swimsuit inside out and place it in the detergent water. Allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes before taking it out. Gently press down to remove the excess water and rinse again in the sink. It’s key that you rinse off all the detergent, otherwise, the residue can harm your skin. Once it’s clean, let it drip dry in the bathroom. Alternatively, you can lay it flat to dry. Never ever put a swimsuit in a dryer unless you’re planning on buying a new one.
Washing Instructions for Missguided Dresses
Missguided offers kinds of dresses in different styles. While it depends on the fabric, they can generally be washed in the same way. To be on the safe side, though, you should always read the care label first, before doing anything in the laundry room.
Are Missguided Dresses Machine Washable?
Yes, you can put their dresses in the washing machine. Be careful, though—some may require special care. For instance, those with zippers should not be washed with other garments as the fabric can snag. Similarly, dresses with lace or embroidery should be washed separately for the best results. If you’re washing them with other items, it’s a good idea to use a mesh bag as that will prevent damage to the garment.
Add a scoop of ACTIVE detergent (many of their dresses are made from synthetic fibers, which ACTIVE detergent is great for) once you’ve put the dresses in the washer. Close the door and set the wash settings—that is, you want to minimize agitation by using a delicate cycle. Always use cold water as to not damage the fabric. Avoid fabric softeners, especially if your dress contains polyester, spandex, nylon, or other synthetic materials.
Remove your dresses once the cycle is finished. Let them dry naturally in a well-ventilated room. Avoid putting them in the dryer whenever possible.
Washing Missguided Dresses by Hand
Fill a tub or container with water (the sink might not be big enough for some dresses) and mix in some ACTIVE detergent. Submerge the garment once you see soap suds—your goal is the saturate all of the fabric in the sudsy mixture. Once it’s in, let it sit for at least 20 minutes. Generally speaking, that will be enough to clean most dresses.
Drain away the dirty water and refill the container with clean water from the tap. Use it to rinse the dress—you want to get rid of all of the detergent. If necessary, swirl it with your hand a few times. When it’s clean, take it out. Gently press out some of the water and line it dry. To be on the safe side, you never want to put a dress in the dryer.