Caring for a commencement gown is not the same as caring for normal clothing. Because the material of the gown is very delicate, washing should be avoided. Dry cleaning is the only way to keep the gown clean and in good condition. If the gown is wrinkled, it should not be ironed in the same way that traditional garments are ironed. A steamer is the best appliance to use on this gown to take out the wrinkles, however, for those who do not own a steamer, simply hanging the gown in a steamy room will provide the same results. If an iron must be used, it should be set to the lowest heat setting. To protect any especially delicate pieces of the garment, the gown should be turned inside out before ironing, and any cording or velvet should be avoided.