Your Lingerie and Swimwear Care Guide
We recommend that you wash your lingerie and swimwear upon receiving our products. For hygiene reasons, washing it once, would then make our items ready for wear.
Some lingerie or swimwear may bleed on their first wash. To prevent mishaps and ruining your laundry, we suggest a pre-soaking test or washing these items by themselves before actually adding them to your laundry. This will rinse out any loose or unstable dyes.
Please do keep them separate while drying as well, as bleeding may occur during the first couple of wash/dry cycles.
Lingerie is delicate and in order to prolong its life and maintain the garments support and structure, we must wash the items carefully and ideally by hand.
How to Hand Wash Bras
Just fill a sink with cool water. Drop in some hand-wash liquid lingerie detergent or any other mild detergent. Pop in your dirty bras (ideally with the clasps fastened so they can’t snag anywhere they shouldn’t) and give them a little swirl around in the water. Soak for 10 minutes, then gently rub them all over, concentrating on the underarms and back band.
Rinse in cool, clean water, then give a gentle squeeze to remove some of the water (but no twisting or wringing as this can damage the elastic). Reshape the bra ready for drying.
Dry your bra following these two options: either laying them flat to dry or hanging them.
If you go for the first option, lay them down on a towel to absorb moisture and make sure the cups are facing upward. If you choose to hang them, though, you’ll want to hang them over a drying rack or hanger by the center gore. That way, you avoid stretching out the straps, which causes them to slip off the shoulders more easily.
Machine Washing Bras
Machine washing is usually not recommended but, if you really need to then we advise the following on how to machine wash your lingerie:
- Attach the hook-and-eye of your bra. This will help prevent the lace from being damaged.
- Place your lingerie in a lingerie wash bag (or a pillowcase). This will help prevent the garments from being snagged by other items or the washing machine drum.
- It’s time to wash your lingerie. We would advise to separate black, colours and white items and choose a cold program (up to 30°C).
- Once the delicate cycle has finished, place the garments on a hanger and dry on a washing line. Avoiding clothes pegs, as they can damage the lace and snag the fabric. In addition to this, never use a tumble dryer! The heat and the drum can deform your beautiful lingerie.
- Now your lingerie is clean and dry, lie your bras in a flat position without turning the cup inside out to keep the shape and support of the bra.
- To go one step further, wrapping the garments in tissue paper or fabric to prevent any snagging on wooden drawers.
And you’re done and ready to enjoy your lingerie.
How to Prevent Creases in your Lingerie:
You can iron your lingerie on a low-temperature setting or with a steamer. You’ll need to be extra careful doing this and the iron should never be in direct contact with the garment. We would also advise against ironing anything silk!
How to care for your Delicate Undies
For extra special items, it’s always worth hand-washing following the instructions for bras above. Washing machines can damage the elastic and snag any extra embellishments like cute bows or diamantes. Treat any stains with a specialist remover first, then let them soak for longer.
How to care for your Every-Day Undies
Every-day undies pose a bit of a dilemma. Often, the label says to wash them at 40°C, but hygiene experts tell us that anything under 60°C won’t kill bacteria. So what’s a girl to do?
Your only option here is to pop in a capful of laundry sanitiser to disinfect your undies.
Panties tend to wear out faster than bras because we wash them more often. With this in mind, it’s always worth buying two or three pairs of undies to go with every ‘fancy’ bra, if you’re a fan of matching sets.