Whether it is VS or not, you should still be very careful with your delicate lingerie. Because just buying pretty lace, fine silks studded with ornaments, and stashing them into drawers isn’t ideal. Good lingerie is an investment because we all know that it usually costs a bomb! While it does the job of making you feel sexy and empowered, you should return the favour and take good care of it. Here are some tips and tricks on how to wash your undergarments and take care of your delicate lingerie.
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1. Keep it away from the scrubbing action
While there are some bras that are sturdy and can stand scrubbing and washing machines, delicate bras cannot. And if you ever thought of throwing that delicate lace bra in the washing machine, you really shouldn’t be even allowed to buy delicates. I mean, come on, that bra probably cost you good money, treat it right!
2. Be gentle, it is delicate
It’s not too tough to understand how to wash your undergarments and delicates. Hand washing your delicate lingerie with a mild detergent is the best way to take care of your goods. Stay away from hot water and harsh detergents. Simply dab on some gentle detergent and use your hands to scrub it clean with lukewarm water, and you are good to go.
3. Direct sunlight isn’t your delicate’s best friend
While your other clothes need sunlight to dry, your delicates need the shade. You can press the lingerie in dry towels to release excess water. After this, dry it in the shade so it doesn’t fade or lose its colour. Also, remember to dry it on a flat surface so the shape remains intact and doesn’t stretch or shrink.
4. Use a mesh bag if you wash delicates in the machine
Even though it is suggested to hand wash your delicates, if you are in a rush, don’t just throw the lingerie in the washing machine. Here’s how to wash your undergarments in a washing machine. Take a mesh bag or a lingerie bag and put your delicates in it. Put the bags in the washing machine and use a gentle cleanser. This will reduce the chances of any wear and tear or colour fading.
5. Soak delicate lingerie in lukewarm water to get rid of stains
This may sound like putting in extra effort, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Soak the lingerie or delicates in lukewarm water and add your lingerie detergent to it. Take it out and scrub off the stains with your hands. Let it soak in clean water for another five minutes. You can then pat your lingerie dry, just don’t wring it.
6. Don’t even think of drying them in a dryer
Unless you want your delicates to be coming out in strings, don’t even think of throwing them in a dryer. Squeeze the excess water and wrap them in a towel to dry. This way, you can make your delicates last for a long, long time.
7. Don’t bundle them up and throw the lingerie in a drawer
The best and easiest way to maintain your lingerie is by keeping them properly in their shape. Don’t fold your bra or stash it because it will ruin the cups. Keep them back to back with the cups out. You can also use lingerie bags and bra holders to keep everything in shape. Follow the same steps for your other delicates and place them neatly in a pile rather than shoving them into a small space.
Follow these tips and watch your delicates last for years!
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