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Washing your lingerie

Five bras hanging on clothesline after being washed

Let's be honest, lingerie can be expensive (especially if you're like me and own a lot!). I'm almost certain that you don't want to waste your money, so it is important that you remember to care for your lingerie and wash it correctly.

Your lingerie will usually come care instructions on the tags, each piece can be slightly different so always double-check to ensure your caring for your pieces appropriately.

There are some general rules on caring for your lingerie which can be used across the types of lingerie, including babydolls, bodysuits, bra and underwear sets and shapewear.

Washing your lingerie

  • Hand wash your garments using laundry detergent without enzymes

  • Use warm water, never hot

  • Wash pieces separately to avoid colour transfer

  • Dab stains and avoid rubbing

  • If using a delicate cycle in your washing machine, always put garments in a laundry bag

  • Ensure bras are hooked together to avoid snagging on anything

Drying your lingerie

  • Do not wring out or tumble dry

  • Dry pieces flat and avoid sunlight

Also, remember to avoid ironing your garments at all costs! An iron can be fatal to your lingerie.

By following simple care instructions, you could give your lingerie a longer life span, which saves you money!


Bras By S is an Australian Lingerie Boutique, offering sizes 6-30 with more than 500+ styles available in plus size.

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