When it comes to silk dresses, Lyst has you covered. The variety of styles on offer means there is something for everyone. Combining a minimalist design with expert craftsmanship, it’s easy to see why these pieces are so popular. Silk dresses need to be cared for properly to ensure they stay looking their best. Silk is a durable and sturdy fabric, but does need special attention to keep it looking its best. We would advise carefully following the care instructions found on each individual item’s label. Some silk products are labelled as strictly ‘Dry Clean Only’, while others have ‘Dry Clean’ as the recommended cleaning method but may also be hand washed or machine washed. As exposure to heat can shrink or damage silk, we recommend filling a basin with cool water and a mild detergent that is designed for delicates. Gently press out any excess water once clean, rather than twisting or wringing out. Leave to soak for a few minutes, rinse clean and press out any excess water. Leave to air dry naturally as tumble drying silk can result in damage or shrinking. If machine washing is specified on the care label, choose a gentle cycle. If the care label on your silk item says that it can be ironed, then use a low iron setting and ideally iron while it is still slightly damp. For maxi dresses that take design to the next level, shop all the brand’s latest styles at Lyst.