Before you start building your lingerie wardrobe, you must understand how to care for those items properly. Tossing them in with the wash can lead to rips in delicate lace, fraying in silky fabrics, and other unsightly wear and tear. To avoid these issues, here are some tips to help you properly care for your delicates:
Always use a mesh delicates bag; throwing them in with another laundry can cause them to tangle, stretch, and fray. Make sure the bag is not overloaded.
Use a detergent made for delicate fabrics and wash with cold or warm water.
Wash with similar fabrics and like colors. Avoid washing with lint-producing materials like terry cloth or fleece.
Air dry lingerie; avoid using the dryer if at all possible. Do not wring out lingerie.
If you must use the dryer, make sure it’s on the cool setting.