to take care of your lingerie, particularly bras?
and suggestions to make your lingerie look new for a long time
lingerie is very expensive.
can be even more expensive and based on a quick price check
lingerie shopping website, we have found that some
cost as much as $60-75 while other expensive brands like
La Perla or Wacoal have prices over $100. So you
better take good care of your bras so that they can last at
least a couple of months. Here are some tips on
lingerie care. While the tips below apply specifically
to bras, we have found that these can be applied to other
lingerie items like
etc. as well. (Related article:
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To keep delicate fabrics
of lingerie items looking pretty, keep them out of the washing machine. Fill a deep sink with cold water and gentle detergent (shampoo
or hand soap
works too - Woolite should not be used, according to FreshPair
lingerie), then soak. Rub the bra (or the lingerie item) gently with hand and make sure that you use enough water to get the sweat out. If the bra is made of silk, lace or satin, exercise extra caution when rubbing so as not to
pull the threads out
If you'd rather use the washing
hand-wash, put them in a lingerie bag or pillow liner, and set your machine on the delicate cycle at a cool temperature. Also, make sure the hooks and eyes are clasped so the
bras don't tangle. (Note:
Certain lingerie items are simply not designed to be machine washed
and if the manufacturer recommends dry-cleaning or hand-wash please
follow their advice).
Never, ever put bras in the dryer. Instead, after washing, clip them to a clothesline or hang them on a drying rack.
We have seen most women do not follow this advice and the bras and
most lingerie items get dumped in the dryer without even thinking
about it. Keep your lingerie away from sunlight too to avoid fading.
Avoid shrinkage and prolong life by hanging bras to air-dry instead of machine-drying them.
is good to have a separate lingerie chest, if possible.
Otherwise, you must make room for lingerie items in separate
drawers. Depending upon your lingerie
collection, you might
want to organize them by type (e.g. all bras in one drawer and all
panties in another, and so on) or you can put all the
together if you are the type that is a big fan of matching lingerie
Lingerie color preference
for wearing a bra
to choose a bra? Braless
without bra Calvin