How to Wash and Store Your Lingerie

Author - Jane Eyre Posted: 25.06.2015

How to Wash and Store Your Lingerie


Taking care of your lingerie is more than just a routine; it’s a commitment to cherishing those confidence-boosting, figure-flattering pieces that make you feel phenomenal. Trust me, quality lingerie isn’t just an investment in fabric; it’s an investment in your confidence and comfort. 


Why Quality Lingerie Matters

Lingerie is more than just undergarments; it’s an expression of self-care and confidence. Choosing quality brands like Lise Charmel, Prima Donna, or Lejaby isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about embracing comfort and feeling extraordinary in every moment.


How to Wash  Your Lingerie the Right Way

Washing lingerie properly isn’t just about cleanliness; it’s pivotal for preserving its allure and functionality. Delicate fabrics and intricate designs demand gentle care to maintain elasticity and shape. Improper washing, like machine agitation or harsh detergents, can lead to fabric damage, loss of support, and alteration in fit. By hand washing in mild detergent and lukewarm water, you retain the quality, ensuring each piece hugs and supports in all the right places. Treating lingerie with care sustains its elegance and prolongs its lifespan, allowing you to revel in comfort and confidence every time you slip into these intimate pieces.


Care Tips for Longevity

Caring for your lingerie ensures it stays as fabulous as the day you got it.

  1. Mix & Match for Longevity

Rotate your bras to extend their lifespan and maintain their form. Curate a collection that includes essentials like black, white, and nude bras to suit various outfits.

  1. Gentle Cleanse for Delicate Fabrics

Lingerie detests rough treatment in washing machines. Opt for hand washing in lukewarm water with a mild detergent – the gentler, the better. A delicate soak, gentle rub, and cool water rinse will retain their quality. Avoid wringing and tumble-drying to preserve their delicate fabrics and elasticity.

  1. Hosiery TLC for Durability

Treat tights and stockings with utmost care. Hand washing is ideal, but if using a machine, protect them in a mesh bag to avoid snags from buttons or zips. Remember, remove any jewellery that might catch before washing.

  1. Decode the Labels

Before washing new items, always decode the care instructions. Some pieces may be machine-friendly – in that case, ensure to fasten bras to prevent hooks from causing damage. For fabrics like silk labelled ‘dry clean only’, adhere to these instructions diligently.

The Importance of Storing Your Lingerie Correctly

Proper lingerie storage is vital, maintaining shape and fabric integrity. Utilise dedicated drawers or dividers to safeguard delicate pieces, preserving the structure of cups or boning. This ensures your lingerie is always poised to offer comfort and confidence whenever you choose to indulge in its elegance.

Looking for Lingerie Guidance? Bare Necessities are Here to Help!

If you need a lingerie revamp or seek guidance on finding the perfect fit, contact our Bare Necessities team or book a specialist in-house fitting service. We’re more than just a service; we’re your trusted allies in the world of lingerie, ready to ensure you conquer the world, one perfectly fitted piece at a time!