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Caring for your lingerie

How you care for your lingerie can impact on its longevity. 

We always recommend that you follow the care information on the product label.

If you need a little extra guidance, here are a few washing guidelines that will help you to look after your lingerie.


  • Remove any jewelry and ensure that your nails do not have sharp edges
  • Shallow fill a clean sink with water and the specified amount of bleach free mild detergent
  • Swirl the garments gently in the soapy water
  • Gently rub any stubborn stains with your thumb
  • Leave the items to soak for up to an hour
  • Remove the items and rinse under gently running water
  • Do no machine wash a hand wash item – the hand wash cycle on the washing machine will still potentially damage your item so please do not machine “hand wash” a hand wash only item


Only machine wash your garments if the care label advises that this is the correct method of washing. We would not recommend machine washing for lingerie such as bras and lacy or intricately designed items. However you may extend the life of your delicates by following these simple steps:

  • Use a mild detergent formulated for delicates that does not contain bleach
  • Turn items inside out to help to prevent any build-up of lint during washing
  • Place the items in a delicates bag to prevent them from becoming tangled and damaged when placed in the washing machine


  • Dry the items on a towel. To blot off any excess, gently roll or fold the towel up with the garment inside, unroll and leave to dry naturally.
  • Never dry lingerie on a heater or over a direct heat source.
  • Do not tumble dry any delicate items as both the heat and the motion of a tumble drier may cause your items to perish or become faulty.


  • T-shirt bras need special attention. Fold them in half and put one cup inside the other, or stack them side by side. Just take care not to dent the cup shape by stuffing them into a drawer.
  • TIP: Try not to wear the same bra two days in a row. By alternating your bras you give the fabric time to recover.
  • TIP: Iron silk and cashmere on the reverse side on the cool, delicates setting whilst taking care to avoid any trims. Silks should also be ironed with a pressing clothing to protect the garment.