How To Fold A Dress Shirt
Closet and drawer space is precious, as there is not always room to put in every article of clothing, so you need to know how to fold a dress shirt. Though it is best to hang a dress shirt, limited space makes it sometimes impossible, and when you add in packing, it gets even more critical. If you fold a dress shirt poorly, however, leads to unwanted wrinkles and a harder ironing job later. Learning how to fold a dress shirt the correct way will allow for more space in the drawer, the closet, and the suitcase.
Items needed to fold a dress shirt:
- Collared Dress Shirt
- Table or Flat Surface
- Iron (Optional)
- Iron the dress shirt or press out any wrinkles if you want a crisp shirt straight from the drawer. If not use your hand to rub out some of the wrinkles.
- Button the dress shirt and lay it face down on a table or flat surface, with the collar facing away from you.
- Pinch the right shoulder and fold it vertically toward the center of the dress shirt. It ends in the middle of the shirt. Fold the right sleeve to lay down over the right folded side.
- Take the left shoulder of the dress shirt and repeat the last step. Fold the left sleeve to lie vertically over the left side. The dress shirt looks like a long rectangle.
- Fold the bottom of the collared shirt horizontally, one-third of the way up.
- Fold the dress shirt again to the center of the back. The fold sits beneath where the two prior fold meet.
- Holding both sides, fold the front or the bottom portion of the dress shirt. The collar sits at the top. The shirt is now square shaped.