Lingerie Care

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Lingerie Care

Wash & Care

Proper lingerie care is essential for longer lasting bras and panties. Follow this simple 3 step care regime for your delicates. 

Hand washing is preferred over machine washing

Alcohol free detergent is the best

Hand drying lingerie is the best

We recommend hand washing bras every 2-3 wears with an alcohol free detergent for gentle laundering. It's also important to build your bra wardrobe so you'll have a good selection of bras to rotate, giving you more bras to wear and less washing to do. Replace your bras every 6 to 9 months, depending on how many bras you have in your rotation whilst paying attention to the bra's elastic. Over time, the elastic wears out and the bra band can't provide proper support.

Hand Washing Your Bras (Recommended)

You can preserve the life of your hand-washables by following a few simple steps.

  • Fill your sink with lukewarm water and add an alcohol free hand washing detergent
  • Soak lingerie for up to an hour
  • Gently rub the fabric together to remove dirt
  • Rinse in cool water (until the water runs clear)
  • Lay garment fiat on a towel
  • Lay another towel over top and press to remove extra water
  • Always hang to dry

Machine Washing Your Bras

If using a washing machine, a mesh or lingerie bag it is best to separate bras to keep them looking fresh.

  • Hook the backs of your bras
  • Put similar color items in a lingerie bag
  • Wash on a delicate cycle in cool water with gentle detergent
  • When you take your moulded cup bras out of the wash, reshape the cups with your hands. Don't wring out or stretch your bras
  • Always hang to dry.Never put bras in the dryer because the heat will break down the spandex and you will lose elasticity

Washing Panties

You may want to wash most of your panties by hand. For the machine-washable ones, wash on a delicate cycle in cold to warm water, not hot. Line dry.

Washing Shapewear

Wash in cool to warm water, not hot, with non-chlorine bleach when necessary. Line dry or air dry to preserve the elasticity of the garment.

Storing Your Bras

Avoid throwing your bras and panties into one drawer and separate your moulded cup bras from your bra collection. Moulded cups will pucker and bend if inverted or folded, subsequently shortening your bra's life. Instead, buy a drawer with dividers to keep them organized and safe from damage.

Laundering Fabric Tips

Cotton:

  • Can handle hot temperatures
  • Chlorine bleach is safe for 100% cotton whites
  • Color-safe bleach can be used with dyed cottons
  • Can be dried on high heat
  • Can be ironed on hot

Microfibers (acrylic, nylon, polyester):

  • Can be machine-washed on cold to warm temperatures
  • Can be tumbled dry on low temperature

Rayon: 

  • Most rayon garments must be professionally dry cleaned
  • Some can be hand washed in cool water

Silk: 

  • Professional dry cleaning is always the preferable method for washing silk
  • If you must hand wash, use cold water and never chlorine bleach

Spandex:

  • Hand or machine wash in cold to warm water, never hot
  • No chlorine bleach
  • Color-safe bleach can be used, but be sure to rinse thoroughly>
  • Line dry or tumble dry on a very low heat setting