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The Loveangels Guide To Lingerie Care

Proper lingerie care is essential not only to extend the life of your intimates but also to ensure they continue to look their best. This guide will delve into effective strategies from washing to storage, helping your lingerie remain as flawless as the day you bought it.

Lingerie Care 101

Understanding Lingerie Materials

Different materials require different care techniques. Common materials like silk, lace, latex and satin each have unique properties that dictate specific care instructions to maintain their integrity and appearance.

Daily Lingerie Care Techniques

Wearing your lingerie correctly is the first step in caring for it. Ensuring proper fit not only enhances comfort but also prevents premature wear and tear.

Washing Your Lingerie

The key to lingerie longevity is proper washing. Always check the care label, but when in doubt, opt for hand washing with a gentle detergent specifically designed for delicate fabrics. 

Machine washing can come in handy for quick pinches but can be very hard on the underwire and elastic of your lingerie. Machine washing should always be considered a last resort if hand washing is not an option. 

Drying and Storage Solutions

Never wring or twist out water from your lingerie; instead, press the water out gently. Store your pieces flat or hang them properly to avoid deformation, using silk-friendly hangers and avoiding overcrowding in drawers. Always store your lingerie in a dry, damp free area away from direct sunlight. 

Special Care for Different Types of Lingerie

Delicate fabrics like lace and latex require extra attention, often benefiting from specialised products and hand washing, while structured garments like corsets need careful handling to maintain their shape. 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Lingerie Care

Always use a lingerie bag if machine washing is necessary, and avoid bleach or fabric softeners which can break down delicate fabrics. Never tumble dry or iron your lingerie as the high humidity can cause the material to rot. 

Extending the Life of Your Lingerie

Regular maintenance can significantly extend the life of your favourite lingerie. Invest time in caring for your pieces, and they will remain a key part of your wardrobe and most importantly, your bedroom.


Taking care of your lingerie doesn't have to be a chore. With the right techniques and a bit of effort, you can ensure your favourite lingerie stays beautiful and functional for as long as possible. Embrace these practices to make the most out of your investments.


  1. How often should I wash my lingerie?
    • It is recommended you wash your lingerie after 2-3 wears, unless they are visibly soiled or you have sweated heavily.
  2. Can I use a regular detergent for my lingerie?
    • It's best to use a mild, lingerie-specific detergent to protect delicate fabrics.
  3. Is it safe to machine wash my lingerie?
    • While hand washing is preferred, you can machine wash lingerie in a lingerie bag on a gentle cycle with cold water. Avoid using fabric softeners. 
  4. How should I store my lingerie during travel?
    • Use a separate lingerie organiser or a dedicated compartment in your suitcase to prevent damage.
  5. What is the best way to dry lingerie?
    • Air dry your lingerie by laying it flat on a clean towel away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
  6. How often should you replace your lingerie?
    • Refreshing your lingerie collection every 6 - 12 months offers a few advantages. It allows you to stay up to date with the latest trends as well as allowing you to experiment with new styles. Visit our Lingerie Collection to get your newest kinky number.