Step 1: Determine method of wash

Sort your intimates by the fabric and structure. Delicate lace, padded bras, or pieces containing wire should be washed by hand while non-wire, cotton, or sports intimates can be machine washed. Make sure that you wash with like colors only and if you are washing by machine, use a mesh bag.

 Step 2: Time to wash

Hand washing your lingerie is always the best and safest method of washing, especially for pieces such as bras, lace, and silk fabrics. To hand wash your lingerie, fill up a large basin or sink with warm water and add a small amount of delicate detergent. Submerge your item(s) and mix around in the water/soap solution until the lingerie is saturated. Let lingerie soak in water for 20-30 minutes. Try not to go over the 30-minute allotted period to prevent any fabrics from deteriorating. Rinse the lingerie with cool water until it is no longer soapy and gently press dry, do not wring.


If machine washing, place lingerie inside a secure mesh bag, making sure that any clasps/clips are fastened together to prevent snagging or tearing. Select the delicate cycle on your washing machine and use cool water. Add the recommended delicate detergent based on your load size and wash with like colors.

Step 3: Dry Time

Hang to dry or lay lingerie flat in its natural shape on a drying rack. Never use a machine dryer as the heat can damage the fabric and its longevity. To remove any wrinkles, avoid ironing and instead steam intimates for the best/safest finish.