Caring for Your Lingerie
Women have been wearing bras since the roaring '20s, so you would think by now we would have figured out how to find, wear, adjust, and wash them properly.
Once you find a good bra, however, it obviously won't last forever, so it's
important to make it last as long as you can.
The most important thing to make it last as long
as possible is to wash them correctly!
It's possible that the way you are washing and drying your bra
is actually causing them more damage than you realize.
Lingerie is made with more delicate fibres and elastics that cannot
tolerate the level of heat in hot water, the dryer or an iron. Using harsh
detergents to launder a bra, such as bleach, will damage your bra.
Washing your bra too often can also result in damaged fabric and fibres and
washing it too infrequently can result in permanent stains from oils from skin,
creams, lotions, and perfume that cannot be removed.
The best solution is to hand-wash and air-dry your bra to extend its life.
If that's not an option, machine wash on cold on a gentle cycle.
The following tips will keep delicate undergarments looking newer, longer:
Wash your bra after every other wear
Hand wash delicates using gentle detergent such as
If you must wash in a machine, turn delicates inside-out and fasten clasps
Always use a lingerie bag and wash on the gentle cycle
Hang to dry. Never put lingerie in the dryer
Always fold bras and panties carefully, don't crush them
Stack molded bras in your drawer, to avoid ripples in your cups
Never fold the bra cups inwards
Purchase 3 - 4 bras so you can rotate them daily to allow at least 24 hours between wears. This will allow the elastic to rest and will help extend the life of your bras
It's important to take good care of your bras to get the most out of them.
How to properly wash them
Close the clasp of your bra. If you leave the clasp open the little hooks have a
tendency to get caught in the fabric of the bra or on other items in the wash.
Check the garment label for care information. Always follow the care
instructions for best results. We recommend to hand wash all wire bras.
Always use a lingerie bag when you wash your bra in the washing machine.
Lingerie bags are made of net fabric and usually have a zipper to close the bag.
The use of a lingerie bag will prevent snagging and you can wash the bra with
other items in your washing machine.
Wash your bra in cold or warm water on the gentle cycle in the washing machine.
When you wash the bra with other items, make sure the colors of the other
items are compatible. Wash white bras with white items, colored bras with
similar colors, bright colors separate. In addition, pay attention to the
fabric weight. Wash your bra with items that have a similar fabric weight.
Do not wash a bra with towels and jeans since they are much heavier.
Remove your bra from the lingerie bag and open up the clasp.
If the bra is molded or padded, reshape the bra to its original shape.
No matter if you hand wash or machine wash, always hang your bra on a rack or clothes
line to air dry. Never put a bra in the dryer, since the heat of the dryer will damage the
elastic fabrics in a bra.
Some More Helpful Tips
Never use bleach when you wash your bra. Bleach will destroy the fabrics in the garment and can also discolor the bra
Always hang up your bra to line dry. Most bras will air dry over night
Make sure to check the garment label on the inside of your bra to see if there are special care instructions listed
Wash lighter colored bras separate from darker colored bras
Bras do not need to be ironed, any kind of heat (from an iron or the dryer) will damage the fibres and shorten the life span of your bra