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How to Get Wrinkles Out of Khakis

by Kimbry Parker, studioD

Khaki pants are a staple in many wardrobes, but they do tend to wrinkle easily. Next time you pull out a pair of khakis and find them covered in wrinkles, don’t pull out the ironing board and iron. While ironing is a viable option for ridding your khakis of wrinkles, try a time-saving alternative instead.

Dampen a hand towel with water. Place the towel and khakis in the dryer and turn it on for about 10 minutes. Remove the pants promptly and the wrinkles should be gone.

Hang the pants by a clamp hanger in the bathroom. Turn the shower to the hottest water temperature setting, close the bathroom door and leave the pants hanging for 10 minutes. The steam from the shower will help smooth out wrinkles.

Apply heat from a hair dryer to wrinkled areas of the khakis. Hold the blow dryer a few inches from the fabric and use your hands to smooth out wrinkles as you’re applying the air from the blow dryer. Do this until all the wrinkles are gone.

Items you will need
  •  Hand towel
  •  Clamp hanger
  •  Hair dryer


  • A spray wrinkle remover can also be used to smooth out khaki wrinkles.
  • If you’re ironing your khakis to remove the wrinkles, check the care label first so you use the appropriate heat setting for the type of material.

About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.

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