So you received lacy lingerie for Valentine’s Day. You lucky girl! But now that the festivities are over and you’ve worn the sexy set, how exactly do you wash it? Can you throw them in your washer machine with your jeans? Do you have to pain-staking hand wash every item? We’ve asked around and brought you proper washing techniques for all your unmentionables. Including the over- sized cotton panties only worn on special days.
Most of your everyday pieces (cotton bras and panties) can be washed in your washer machine’s gentle or hand wash cycle. “Bras, camisoles, slips, hosiery, and any lingerie with straps that can get twisted, hooks that can get caught, as well as underwire that can bend, should always be placed in mesh bags,” says Deena Drummond, Founder of Roux Maison Laundry Detergent. “Fasten clasps and bindings before placing in the bags. Launder your bras, lingerie and undergarments separately from heavier items, which may be abrasive to more delicate fabrics and damage them in the wash.” Try Roux Maison Delicate Detergent for cotton and synthetic blends.