Shabby's not chic when it comes to lingerie. Use a little extra care to keep your lace and silk bras and panties looking good.
You will need
- Mild detergent
- Garment bag
- Shampoo (optional)
Step 1 Fill sink with warm water and soap Fill your sink with lukewarm water and add a capful of mild detergent.
Step 2 Soak dirty bras and panties Soak your dirty garments for 5 minutes, making sure they’re completely wet. Gently rub spots or stains, being careful to not catch the lace or snag the silk.
Instead of hand-washing your bras and panties in the sink, you can take them into the shower with you. Use a dab of mild shampoo and squeeze the suds through the material.
Step 3 Dry lingerie Roll the wet lingerie in a towel to remove excess water. Lay the garments flat until dry.
Don’t use a dryer for your fine bras and panties — the heat destroys the elastic and the tumbling can ruin underwires.
Step 4 Wash everyday undergarments in washer Place dirty everyday bras and panties in a garment bag and wash it in your washing machine on the delicate setting. These garments typically aren’t as fragile as lace or silk, but should still air dry.
Did You Know:
The $15 million Victoria’s Secret Red Hot Fantasy bra has 1,300 jewels, including rubies and diamonds.