Lingerie fine : Quel est le meilleur entretien pour un sous-vêtement ?

Fine lingerie: What is the best care for underwear?

Why is lingerie care important?

Maintaining your lingerie is essential so that your pieces of delicate fabric remain beautiful and comfortable over the long term. Lingerie is made of fabrics like lace and mesh primarily, often with stretch fibers. It is therefore important to take good care of it to prevent the lingerie from becoming too elastic and no longer making us look like the first day. Maintaining lingerie also prevents the fabric from deteriorating and the quality from decreasing over time.

Lace and mesh lingerie care

How to take care of your lace and mesh lingerie?

Although most washers now have a “delicate cycle” option, we recommend washing your delicate fabric lingerie by hand, ideally.

Here are the steps to wash your lingerie by hand:

  1. In a sink, take one piece of lingerie at a time in your hands. Then, with a delicate unscented soap suitable for lingerie, available in powder or liquid, you can apply to your lingerie by gently rubbing the fabric to create a foam.
  2. Afterwards, you can rinse the piece of lingerie thoroughly under the tap and leave it to soak on a towel. Avoid twisting or wringing them.
  3. Finally, you can hang your lingerie for air drying.
  4. Ideally, hang your lingerie or fold it there to store it in an available drawer to maintain its shape and prevent it from becoming too elastic.

If you are not interested in this maintenance method, it is possible to use the washing machine. However, it is important to keep in mind that this is a higher risk maintenance than hand washing for your delicate pieces of lingerie.

Wildflower lace lingerie maintenance

Maintaining your lingerie: machine washing as a second option

Here are the steps to machine wash your lingerie:

  1. Place your lingerie in a washing bag, also available for swimwear.
  2. Place the washing bag in the washing machine on a delicate cycle and cold water function. Please note that this option takes much longer than a normal cycle, however the low temperature cycle is more ecological.
  3. When finished washing, remove the lingerie from the wash bag and hang it out to air dry.
  4. Ideally, hang your lingerie or fold it to store it in a drawer to maintain its shape and prevent it from becoming too stretchy.

Please note that for pieces of lingerie made from silk fibers, such as fabrics using the satin technique, machine washing is not recommended at all . Hand washing would therefore be preferred for better care of delicate lingerie.

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