We all know the feeling of digging out our favourite dress to wear for an upcoming event, only to realise there’s a nasty stain down the front (how had we missed it?!).

Luckily, Vanish’s fast-acting Oxi Action formula is designed to lift even the toughest of stains, our powder format can be used on everyday fabrics and our gel format can be used on delicates too.

Available in gel and powder form, Vanish can be used to treat even tough, set-in stains in three simple steps: pre-treat, soak and then wash.

For best results when removing stains from your dresses, follow the specific instructions below. Finally, don’t forget to check out our hub of fabric stain removal articles for more top tips on how to deal with different materials.

Can you use Vanish on delicate dresses?

We often dread spillages on silk or satiny materials more than any others due to the delicate nature of the fabric - likewise with those made from materials like chiffon and linen. But don’t worry! Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Gel is suitable even on these premium materials and works quickly and efficiently in removing those unwanted marks.


How to remove stains from a coloured dress

We sometimes worry about washing our bright and bold coloured dresses for fear of them fading. That’s why both Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Powder and Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Gel are designed to tackle even the toughest of stains while locking in the colour of your treasured fabrics! For best results, you have the option to soak your clothes, or pre-treat your tough stains. Just follow these simple instructions:



Oxi Action Multi Power Powder

Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Powder


  1. To pre-treat, mix 1/4 scoop of Vanish powder with 3/4 scoop of water (max 40°) into a paste, or fill the cap provided with a dose of gel
  2. Gently rub stain with the paste or gel using the knobbly base of the scoop and leave for a maximum of 5 minutes
  3. To soak, dissolve 1x scoop of Vanish powder or 60ml of gel in 4L of warm water (max 40°)
  4. Soak your silk dress for a maximum of 1 hour in the solution

How to remove stains from a white dress

White dresses are the perfect match for those summer parties, but this beautiful, sun-loving colour is possibly the most unforgiving when it comes to stains. Luckily, with Vanish, there’s no need to panic.

Our Vanish Oxi Action Crystal White Powder is designed to provide whiter whites even after 50 washes* – even at 30°!

For best results removing stains from white dresses, just follow these simple steps:

*vs. greyed fabrics




Oxi Action crystal white Powder


  1. Dissolve 1x scoop of Oxi Advance Crystal White Powder in 4L of warm water (max 40°)
  2. Soak your silk dress for a maximum of 6 hours in the solution
  3. If your dress is machine washable, wash it as usual with your normal detergent and an added scoop of Vanish powder. If it isn’t machine washable, hand wash it as normal – always adding the extra dose of Vanish into the soak

General advice

- Please refer to the packaging for specific product usage and advice.
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Store the product only in the original container and always fasten the lid.
- Do not expose product to direct sunlight.
- Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric, rug or carpet.
- For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.