Fashion & Lifestyle

Lingerie Care – How to Wash Your Lingerie

Before beginning to understand the ways that you can take special care of your Lingerie, let’s first look at what the lifespan of your Lingerie is. Too many of us don’t know much about the basics of taking care of our Lingerie and don’t have the slightest clue about how long Lingerie should last. How much of a wear and tear can Lingerie take? Most women don’t even know that the best way to wear their Lingerie – especially bra, is to give them time and rest between wears.

On the minimum, you need at least four sets of Lingerie to be used in rotation on a weekly basis. They are to be replaced every 9-18 months at the very least – of course taking into account the number of wears they’ve had. Another factor to take into account is bra sizes; the smaller the cup – the lesser wear and tear as they don’t have to support as much as the larger cup size – which then needs a lot more replacement and that too quite often.

How Regularly Should you wash your Lingerie?

How often can you wash your Lingerie depends on three very important factors:

  • Rotation: the number of lingerie sets you own and how many are used in a rotation determines your wash cycle.
  • Condition: It also depends on the climatic conditions, the temperature of the day, and even the level of physical activity performed during the wear of each set.
  • Wear & Tear: If you wear a set regularly, there will be more wear and tear. It’ll expand too and would require a wash to bring it back to its original condition.

In case you have just a few bras in your weekly rotation cycle, you can begin by washing then every two weeks, and if you have three bras in your rotation cycle then, washing them once a month is ideal.

Note: It is a must that in case of bras – be it normal everyday t-shirt bras or luxurious dreamgirl lingerie, you should give at least twenty hours of a breathing space for each bra before using again. This allows the bras to get back to their normal shape. This is also true in case of a dreamgirl garter belt, dreamgirl garter dress, and dreamgirl hosiery.

Machine Washing vs. Hand Washing

Should you wash your delicates in the washing machine or just handwash all of them? Just like clothes are segregated into various categories to be washed separately, so must Lingerie be washed – according to their quality and material make. The higher the quality of the material used, the gentler the care required for them to sustain any wash. The better you end up treating your delicates, the longer they’ll last. In the case of high-quality Lingerie, opt to wash them by hand, as it’s the most gentle way to wash them. If your bras are underwired, then again opt to hand wash them. However, if you own regular daily wears, then it is safe to wash them in the washing machine, provided that they don’t have any underwires that may get warped in a machine wash. This can cause the wires to pop out of the seams of the bra, making you uncomfortable.

Tips for washing:

  • Always fill up the tub with lukewarm or cold water and let the Lingerie soak in soapy water, allowing for a thorough cleansing.
  • Line dry them or lay them out straight on the floor to dry Lingerie, don’t use machine drying options.
  • When using the washing machine to wash Lingerie, always hook up bras; this prevents the bra from getting further tangled and loosened during the wash.
  • Wash in the delicates – gentle option on the machine.
  • In case you are planning to wash pantyhose thong, open crotch pantyhose, Fishnet Teddy in the washing machine, make sure to lingerie bag and place them in this bag before putting them in the machine to avoid rip and tear.

These are just a few of the things that are to be remembered when using Lingerie, especially bras. This is also the right way to take care of them, and timely replacing them is good for your body.