Picture this. It’s Valentine’s day, and you bought something super sexy to wear on this special night. Your partner sees you and goes crazy, and something inside you does a little jump for joy. That new, sexy lingerie piece now becomes a fan favorite, and you wear it here and there, but you’re not entirely sure how to maintain its delicacy without destroying the fabric.
I have 5 lingerie care tips that’ll keep your alluring underwear intact for when things get hot and heavy.
Tip #1: Wash your lingerie by hand
This is one of the most important tips I can give you. It may sound like a chore, but due to its fine materials, lingerie shouldn’t go in the washing machine because it could damage the clothes.
When you wash your lingerie, make sure that the water is warm, not hot. Hot water can cause shrinkage and can run the materials. AmaElla, a lingerie store based in the UK, provides a detailed guide on how to properly wash your delicates by hand.
Tip #2: Purchase a lingerie bag
I totally get it if you don’t feel like hand-washing your lingerie. The safe alternative to that would be investing in a lingerie bag. This bag will protect your lingerie when you put it in the washing machine.
If you choose to do this, make sure you set your machine on a gentle cycle and avoid harsh detergents.
Tip #3: You don’t need to wash your lingerie every time you wear it
As you can see, the materials on your special underclothes are very sensitive. That being said, you should only wash your lingerie after you’ve worn it a couple of times. Constant washing will leave the materials weak and will reduce the lifespan of your lingerie.
Tip #4: Dry your lingerie properly
How you dry your lingerie is just as important as how you wash it. Tumble-drying your lingerie is a big no-no and can seriously damage the materials. Christiane Braun, head of design and product for Hanro, advises letting your lingerie air-dry.
When air-drying your lingerie, Braun warns that “too much heat or too much direct sunlight could result in fading colors.”
Tip #5: Find a good storage space for your lingerie
For your lingerie, you should find a dry, dust-free storage space away from the sunlight. Make sure that the hooks of your bras are closed to avoid getting them entangled with your other clothes.
You’re all set!
Taking care of your lingerie isn’t that difficult at all. Like anything you’d want to keep nice, it just takes a little extra attention and time. Taking good care of your lingerie will, in the end, save you money and you’ll feel good knowing that that sexy Valentine’s day outfit will last you a long time.