Women splurge on delicate and pretty lingerie and all we have to do is shop whenever we want. But taking care of and maintaining its glory is the most difficult part. Some mistakes of treating lingerie are inevitable, thus lingerie need to the sign “handle with care”.
Just like every piece of women’s clothes, lingerie also needs the proper care and attention it requires. They are not just decorative piece of clothing inside women’s wardrobe. Lingerie is an essential piece of cloth that women use during special occasions or just want to feel special. It can be overused leading to look tatty and tired when not handled property.
But women should not be worry about this because there are tips from the experts such as Sofyee that can be used when taking care of the special lingerie:
Alternate wearing your lingerie
If you have a favorite bra, do not use them often especially if you want to last longer. Alternate them with your other bra. Now, if you find a lingerie that you really like, buy them in different colors so you have enough rotation in order to make swapping an easier task.
Always hand wash
This is the recommend way to wash our lingerie. Use gentle detergent and cool water to keep cute bras as good as news. It is not possible
Machine wash with care
When you decided to machine wash your lingerie, there are set of rules to follow. Only use cold water along with gentle wash setting. Using hot water will only lead to losing the elasticity of the lingerie. Moreover, clash the hooks before putting them into the machine to avoid tangling up with other clothes or bra. It also helps to avoid twisting and deforming the underwire.
Separate lingerie with different colors
Sometimes, we are tempted to wash all our lingerie in one go but it does not help in making them last for a long time. Keep in mind that the synthetic materials of lingerie has a high tendency of absorbing dyes from other clothes. It is better to separate the white from black and floral lingerie. Remember to only wash same colors together or you might end up with discolored bras and panties.
Always follow tag instructions
It is tempting to follow what we know when washing our lingerie but these delicate garment needs specific care instructions. Keep in mind that different materials have unique composition and the best way to take care of them is to check the tag and follow them. This tag will help the sweet lingerie owner to understand what care tips it needed and to avoid shrinkage.
Use laundry bags
To prevent snagging and twisting of the lingerie, separate them from the rest of your wardrobe. After using them, put them in laundry bag or some sort of mesh net bag. You can get it from online store or home stores nearby your place.
Just hang dry them
The only thing recommended for drying the lingerie is to hang dry them. To do this, hang dry the bra by the strap or just let them sit on a towel where the cups should be facing up. Properly shaped them before hang drying them. Never put them in a dryer as it wrecks and shrink the fabric in the long run.
*Image credit to Sofyee Inc.