Okay....when the label says "Dry Clean Only" then obey! I immediatley threw it into the top load wash (might be okay with a side load) and the fill did shift and clump a bit, but no real harm done. It does wrinkle, but my daughter doesn't care. She's very happy. Was pleasantly surprised that the 'black and white' animal print was actually not white, but rather metallic silver. Adds just enought pizzazz! As always reliable delivery.