How to Care for Your Lingerie
When it comes to lingerie there is an issue most women are faced with: taking proper care of their delicates without damaging them.
It shouldn’t be problem and in reality it isn’t, but since it’s a task that requires time and effort, some people can overlook it. This results in them treating their lingerie badly, and turning their lovely garments into disposable one-wear items which become damaged and cannot be worn again to their full potential.
Taking care of lingerie should not be a daunting task for the inexperienced, and here we’ll provide a few tips that will get you ready to tackle this task without harming your clothes.
First of all, when it comes to lingerie, there is a golden rule you should be aware of: Never wash them in the washing machine; it might seem like a good idea, but in the long run the machine could mistreat your delicates and deteriorate them.
Washing machines are good for socks and T-shirts, but, when it comes to lingerie, machine washing them can be a recipe for disaster. The machine is programed to wash every item in the exact same way, and there is no real setting to ensure the machine treats your delicates with extra care.
What’s the appropriate way, then?
It is important to remember that the safety bags you use to put your regular bras in will not work when it comes to lingerie. The fabrics and build of nightwear pieces are unique and could suffer or become degraded if treated this way.
Washing your bra and panties by hand is the best option, not only because it gives you full control of what’s happening to your garments, but it also allows for speed and extra-care when washing.
One recommendation is to use a soft detergent and to never use hot or cold water, with lukewarm being the best option for washing. If possible try adding a dash of white vinegar, which could help in the washing process.
When it comes to bras and corsets it is advised that you hook them together when washing them to preserve the shape and that you air dry them.
Another important factor when it comes to treating lingerie appropriately is storing.
When storing lingerie, you must remember that the articles are special, and as such, they should be stored in a different way than all your other clothes.
Hanging your bras and panties may not always be an option, but when it comes to corsets, hanging them and placing them inside a protective dust cover is recommended. For bras and panties, since the fabrics are usually different from the daily items you wear, they should be stored somewhere safe and dry and then popped in the drawer. Always keep in mind that the garments should be stored while preserving their intended shape, or else they could lose their seductive shape and soft texture.