How to Wash Bras & Panties

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
  • Towel
  • 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.

Step 3 Dry lingerie Roll the wet lingerie in a towel to remove excess water. Lay the garments flat until dry.

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.