After spending your well earned money on beautiful lingerie that makes you feel amazing you'll want to make sure you get the most out of your items. Care for your favourite lingerie items and they will last and look great for longer. Here are my 5 top tips on looking after your lingerie.
- Always Hand Wash Your Lingerie.
Say no to the washing machine. Hand washing may be a real chore, and simply popping your items in a wash with the rest of your laundry and even in a delicate’s bag may be really tempting but in the long term the hot water and the stronger detergent can really damage your intimates.
2. Use a Mild Washing Detergent
It is also beneficial to use a dedicated lingerie washing detergent too as they are more mild and are gentler on lingerie fabrics. Along with this always use cool water and follow the instructions on the soap to get the best out of it.
3. Air Dry
Never dry your lingerie in a tumble dryer or on a radiator. The heat can sometimes make materials expand or shrink therefore altering the shape of your lingerie, it can also cause damage to the elastic. Line drying is fine but too much exposure to sunlight can cause colours to fade. If you can dry your lovely lingerie somewhere flat then this is preferable.
4. Store Items in a Dedicated Lingerie Drawer
If you have the space, having a separate drawer just for your lingerie helps to stop items from snagging or getting caught up with other garments. Moulded and underwired bras can be nested together with the straps neatly folded into the cups, knickers and soft bras can be folded and stacked in an upright position in a drawer so you can see everything at once and won’t need to rummage.
5. Wear Your Bra More Than Once
You do not need to wash your bra after every wear unless you have been doing something active which has made you sweat. Getting 3-4 wears out of your bra whilst alternating it with others is perfectly fine. The less washing means the materials will last longer and it is also better for the environment.