Lingerie Care Guide Instructions for washing and storing your bras

It's important to care for your bras properly. If your bras are washed, dried and stored correctly, they will longer and and give you more support. The very best way to wash your bras is by hand, with a mild intimates detergent. Don't use a detergent that is intended for sweaters, such as Woolite, as this can break down the elastic.

I always say a bra is not a Mercedes, it won't last you 10 years! I recommend that you replace your bras every 6 to 9 months, depending on your bust size and how many bras you have in rotation. Over time, the elastic in a bra band wears out and stops offering support. This is especially true for everyday bras and full figure bras.

Below are the instructions for different methods on washing your bras. If you have any questions about how to care your bras, please email us for more advice. My bra experts and I are here to help!


Hand Washing Your Bras (Preferred Method)

  1. Fill a basin with lukewarm water.
  2. Add Silk & Lingerie Wash as specified on the container.
  3. Soak lingerie for up to one hour.
  4. Rinse the bras of excess wash.
  5. Pat dry the bras and reshape the cups with your hands. Don't wring out or stretch your bras.
  6. Hang the bras to dry. NEVER ever put your bras in the dryer!

Machine Washing Your Bras

  1. Hook the backs of your bras.
  2. Put similar color items in a Lingerie Bag and zip it shut.
  3. Wash in the machine with Silk & Lingerie Wash on the Delicate Cycle with cold water.
  4. When you take your molded cup bras out of the wash, reshape the cups with your hands. Don't wring out or stretch your bras.
  5. Always hang to dry. Again, NEVER put your bras in the dryer!

Storing Your Molded Cup Bras

  1. Stack your bras in your drawer.
  2. Never invert one cup into the other. Doing so destroys the fibers in the molding, makes the cups bumpy, and shortens the life of your bra.
  3. When traveling, pack your Molded Cup Bras last, stacking one on top of each other, and stuff the cups with panties so that they hold their shape. For extra protection, use a molded Bra Travel Case.


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