Can these pants be saved?
July 13, 2014 5:55 PM Subscribe
Mysterious bleached spots on my favorite pair of pants: can anything be done?
posted by zeri to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a pair of off-white cotton pants that I wear a lot. Last time I wore them I noticed on the front of one trouser leg a couple of irregularly shaped spots, a few inches across, where the color is a couple of shades lighter, as if you'd spilled bleach there. (I'd post pics, but the color difference doesn't really show; it's visible to the eye, though.) I don't know what caused this. Putting them through the wash predictably did nothing, since these aren't stains. Is there anything I can do? I would be happy with either way of making the color uniform, either getting rid of the whiter spots or else lightening the color of the rest of the pants to match them. Can I bleach the pants to achieve the latter result, and if so how exactly?