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How To Launder Your Lingerie

Lingerie is not only delicate, but also an investment. Support them just like they support you by giving them a deep clean designed just for lingerie using our gentle stain-removal tactics, detergent, and moves that help protect their structures and shapes. Follow the steps below to wash lingerie (both by hand and machine) and keep it looking beautiful for years to come.

What You'll Need To Care For Lingerie:

  • A gentle stain treatment and fabric brush
  • A handwashing formula like Delicate Wash
  • A basin or clean sink for handwashing or a mesh bag for machine washing

STEP 1: Sort

Sort bras and intimates by material and structure. Padded push-ups and supportive underwire or construction should always be washed by hand while non-wire, cotton, and sports intimates can be machine washed. Wash with like colors only.

STEP 2: Treat Stains

Clean your lingerie and remove stains from body oils and make-up with our Stain Solution. Add a few drops over the stained area, and use a Stain Brush to gently work into stain-susceptible straps, underwire, bands, and underwear liners.

STEP 3: Handwash

This the best and safest method for washing bras.

  • Fill a basin or sink with cool water. 
  • Add the appropriate amount of Delicate Wash 
  • Mix the water and detergent together and submerge the item. 
  • Soak for 30 minutes or less. 
  • Rinse with cool water until there is no more soap. 
  • Do not wring. Instead, press the water out between your hands.

STEP 4: Or Machine Wash

Strapped for time? When machine washing, fasten bands closed and place in a Mesh Bag to preserve elasticity and prevent tearing and snagging in the machine. Select the delicate cycle, low spin, and cold water. Next, add the appropriate amount of detergent, we recommend using Delicate Wash according to the machine and load size. This detergent is designed to give delicate fabrics a beautiful clean from home.

STEP 5: Air Dry

Hang to dry or lay items flat on a drying rack. Never use the dryer as the high heat will reduce the fabric’s elasticity and moisture-wicking properties. 

To remove wrinkles from nightgowns and slips, skip the iron. Steam intimates and fine lingerie for the perfect finish, as needed. Freshen with your favorite fabric freshening spray between wearing and washing.


STEP 6: The Perfect Fit

Store bras in their original shape to preserve fit. Short on space? Fold bras one cup into the other, smoothing out lumps or dents to avoid distorting the construction.

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