A Brief Guide to Cleaning Your Underwear

How to Wash & Care for Your Lingerie

Lingerie is an expensive purchase, and you want it to last as long as possible. Despite the fact that most lingerie is made of stretchy textiles that lose elasticity over time, appropriate laundry care may keep them looking new and fitting properly for longer. The way you wash your bra can either keep you looking young or age you.

But, at the end of the day, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to lingerie cleaning: it all depends on the fiber and fabric.

Here are some of our favorite methods for safely cleaning five typical lingerie fabrics.


How to wash satin bra

Satin lingerie brings comfort to our body. With comfort, it comes to the responsibility of being taken care of. Depending on the fiber content of your satin lingerie, you may need to care for it differently. There are different types of satin:

  • Polyester and nylon satin can be machine washed in warm water. Use a wash bag to keep the fabric from being snagged on anything else once you’ve secured any closures like hooks and zippers. Although air drying is preferable, you should be able to tumble dry these textiles on low.
  • Rayon satins should be washed by hand in cold water. When rayon is damp, it is quite fragile, so lay it flat to dry, especially larger portions that can stretch out.
  • Silk satin can be washed in cold water by hand. Allow for 15 to 30 minutes of soak time, gently squishing the water through the cloth. After rinsing the item in cool water, hang or lay it flat to dry.

Place little pieces of satin lingerie flat in a drawer once they’ve been cleaned and dried. Larger pieces should be hung in your closet. They won’t crease in your drawers as a result of this. If you’re using clip hangers, place a piece of felt between the clip and the clothing to prevent marks from appearing.


How to wash lace underwear

Machine washing and drying will diminish the life of your lace underwear, no matter how cheap it is. Even if the care label indicates otherwise, washing lace by hand will help keep it looking beautiful.

Fill your basin with cool water and lingerie soap to wash lace lingerie. Squeeze the lace pieces gently to allow the fibers to absorb the water. Allow 15 to 30 minutes for the goods to rest.

Rinse them thoroughly in clean water once they’ve soaked, pushing the water out without wringing or scrubbing. To dry the lace lingerie, lay it flat.


How to wash mesh lingerie

This fabric is light and easy to clean, so it may be washed in the sink or in a basin. Mesh lingerie that has been embroidered, flocked, or beaded should be hand washed and dried like lace. You can wash your mesh in the machine if it’s made of polyester, nylon, or elastane and doesn’t have any extra flocking or embroidery. Secure any closures and store in a lingerie bag, then machine wash on gentle or delicate.

Allow your mesh lingerie to air dry, whether you wash it in the machine or by hand. To dry, the stretch mesh should be put flat.


How to wash lingerie

Although microfiber can refer to a variety of textiles, the microfiber fabrics used in lingerie are primarily performance-oriented. They don’t necessitate any special attention.

Most microfiber underwear and lingerie can be washed in cool or warm water on the delicate cycle. To increase the life of your clothes, tumble dry them at a low temperature or air dry them.

When in doubt about certain lingerie, try these steps for cleaning:

  • Check the care label of the lingerie as most lingerie have their washing instructions attached to it.
  • To increase the longevity of any lingerie, handwash it.

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