Home and dry: what to do with clothes that have been caught in the rain

From reapplying waterproofing to preventing water damage in the first place, experts share their suggestions for resuscitating soaked clothes

Getting caught in the rain is depicted on screen with near-comic frequency. From make-out scenes in Nicholas Sparks film to the drama of Shawshank Redemption and Point Break, stormy skies have long been a marker of heightened emotions, desperate declarations and a willingness to well, get wet.

With La Niña weather patterns already making this a particularly wet Australian summer, on the upside, we can plan grand romantic gestures with a little more oomph. But this doesn’t mean our clothes have to suffer. Here’s how to care for your outfit after that dramatic downpour pash.

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