Do you follow the wash instructions on all of your clothes?
I have to admit, I don't... I machine was as many things as possible!
When you order from me, you will find, attached to your package, a small label with wash instructions. Previously, I had been advising that you hand wash your lingerie. I still stand by the fact that to prolong the life, colour, and structure of these delicate pieces, they should be hand washed and hanged to dry. However, I have to admit I machine wash most of my lingerie.
I wear a lot of my own designs on a regular basis (but not exclusively! I do love a La Senza Cotton knicker to be honest), and am lazy when it comes to laundry. Most of my satin & lace panties & jersey panties can be machine washed in cold on a delicate cycle. Here's a quick rundown of some Do's and Don'ts for washing your lingerie
DO wash in cold water only. This preserves the colour and prevents running. It's also easier on your energy bill. You're welcome!
DO tumble dry your flannel panties. They will get softer with each wash.
DON'T machine dry stretch lace. The small elastics woven into the lace will heat and break, causing sadness all around.
DO use common sense! Delicate fabrics, like the sequins pictured below can only be hand washed.
DON'T use bleach. Do use a gentle detergent. Bleach breaks down delicate elastics and fibers.
DO be careful what you wash with your delicates Avoid washing your lingerie with garments that could cause snags, like jeans with zippers, garments with velcro, etc. I wash my delicates with towels to prevent snags.
DON'T put garments with raw edges, like Ruffle Bloomers, in the washer or dryer. You'll end up with a thready mess. Handwash only, and hang to dry.
DO iron your cotton or satin lingerie on a 'silk' or 'medium' setting. You might find they look wrinkly when they are washed. Avoid pressing any bows, lace, or trims, and always test your setting on an inconspicuous place.