Whether you are washing your weekly wears, scrubbing your sports bra or cleaning your hanky-panky panties… There is no need to get your knickers in a twist when it comes to caring for your lingerie. Us lingerie lovers are used to a silk ribbon, luscious lace or crystal embellishment here or there, but just how to we make sure that our delicate drawers are kept looking luscious for longer?
First things first, before you consider cleaning, check out the manufacturer’s laundry label. If it says hand wash only, don’t be tempted to fling it into the washing machine with your granny pants. Follow the instructions, and you shouldn’t go too wrong.
If in doubt, unless it’s those knackered period pants – the caring mantra for 90% of your lingerie should be – hand wash, hand wash, hand wash! You’ve spent that little bit extra on finding those uber-sexy undies, so spend a little bit of extra time to give your garments the care they deserve to stay looking fresh. All supermarkets have a great range of mild handwashing detergents available – perfect for lingerie – so pop one in your basket on your next shop.
Unlike the washing tactics of yesteryear using boiling water, harsh soaps and gargantuan washing boards, handwashing your lingerie needs to be a gentler affair:
If you truly love your lingerie, there are some serious no-no’s that must be avoided.
OK, ok… with all this in mind, we all know how to care for our wonderful wears, but being honest with ourselves for just one minute – we all know that there are occasions when we don’t have the time, or inclination to look after our lingerie as well as we should. Ideally, always handwash, but if you do find yourself throwing corset to the wind and chucking it into the drum – pop it in a mesh bag, or a knotted pillow case with like colours to give it the best chance. Run a cool wash, with a gentle detergent, preferably on a delicate cycle.
Maggie doesn’t hold back when it comes to helping you enhance your assets. A serial underwear shopper, with several top drawers to prove it, Maggie is a positive fountain of knowledge when it comes to your undies…
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