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Removal of weird blue stains from print dress (Marie Antoinette)

Recently, I've just acquired one of my dream dresses into possession. It's Baby's Marie Antoinette JSK in the blue colorway. I've been pinning for it since I first got into lolita so I was ecstatic to see it up for bids on YJ. Of course, I placed a bid right away and just received the package 2 days ago. To my utmost dismay, the dress has several conspicuous blue stains all over, which I believe may be attributed to color running. The YJ seller did NOT state that there were any stains or defects at all! I'm very upset about that, but my primary concerns lie in getting the blue stains out of my dress, or at least making them less visible. I'm also really worried about washing the dress, since the stains look like they're color runs.



So right now, I have 2 main questions, appealing especially so to those who have dealt with bad sellers on YJ and those who possess the same print (particularly in blue).

To YJ Bidders
1. If you've ever won something off YJ that came to you in a faulty condition, is there any way to take measures against the seller? I'm not thinking of a refund here, but I'd at least like to be able to give the seller a negative review. I bided on the item through Japonica, which is why I can't give the seller a bad review myself. Should I send photos of the condition of the dress to them (Japonica staff)? Or are all efforts futile?

To Marie Antoinette OP/JSK owners, and those who've experience color runs
2. Have you ever washed the dress in water? Or does it have to be dry cleaned? If you've attempted at hand washing it, did any color running occur? If so, how do you remedy the running?

& below are some photos of the stains on my dress. Some of the bleeds (if it's due to color running) are really visible and I want to attempt to at least diminish them, but I don't dare to try to wash them for fear that they'll bleed even more.





I apologize for the poorly taken photos. My brother's taken the camera away with him to school (he's currently staying in the dormitories) so I had to make do with my webcam.

As you can see, the stains are all blue and persist throughout the entire dress, so I believe they're most likely to be a consequence of color running. Some of the stains are particularly visible and unpleasant to look at, and in some areas the lace has been stained as well. :C I've never had color bleeding occur to me with a brand dress before, so this upsets me since it has already bled before coming into my possession. I'm not sure what I should do next so I'd be very thankful if any of you girls have any advice. ;__;
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