Lingerie is pretty, sexy underwear that can boost women’s confidence when they are having special time with their husbands. Believe it or not, wearing sexy lingerie can affect your mood. So, do not doubt to spend some of your budget for buying lingerie to maintain your romantic relationship with your spouse.
Lingerie is available in a lot of models and colors. Besides choosing one that is suitable for your personality, it is also important to know how to properly care for your lingerie so that it can last for a long time. Below are some tips that you can follow to take care of your lingerie.
Soak with Cold Water
According to fashion experts, it will be better if you wear your lingerie twice to 3 times before you wash it, except you are wearing it when you are sweating. If you want your lingerie to last for a long time, you are suggested not to wear it every day. So, buy some pieces of lingerie in different models and colors.
Moreover, it is recommended to soak it with cold water instead of warm water when you wash your lingerie. Because the warm temperature of warm water might damage the materials, especially silk materials.
If your lingerie is made from soft materials, such as silk, it will be better if you hand-wash it. If you do not have enough time to do so, you can wash it by using a washing machine. But put your lingerie into a protective clothing pouch first before washing it in a washing machine. Also, avoid using a dryer to dry your lingerie because a dryer can damage it. It will be better if you dry your lingerie in the sun.
Use Special Detergent for Soft Clothes
The next tip to care for lingerie is by using special detergent for underwear or soft clothes. Choose detergent that does not contain chlorine. Prepare cold water in a bucket, then put your lingerie into it. After that, pour the special detergent and slowly stir with your hand. Leave it for several minutes before you wash it.
Cleanly Rinse Your Lingerie
In order to get rid of remaining detergent in your lingerie, put it into another bucket filled with cold water. Then, add a teaspoon of white vinegar in order to remove stains and remaining detergent. Once you have cleanly rinsed your lingerie, dry it by using a dry towel and gently pat it. This is purposed to remove moisture in the lingerie.
Make Sure It Totally Dries
It is important to make sure that your lingerie is totally dried before you store it in your wardrobe. If you want to dry a bra or bralette that has cups under the sun, place it on a surface covered with a cloth or towel. Dry it directly under the sun. This will maintain the quality of the bra cups. If you store your lingerie before it totally dries, it will have bad smells and get moldy.
Hang It Instead of Folding It
Instead of folding it, it will be better if you store your lingerie by hanging it in your wardrobe. Folding lingerie made from soft materials, such as silk, will slowly damage the materials. If you do not have space to hang your lingerie in your wardrobe, you can store it by rolling it.
Those are some tips to care for your lingerie. There are so many kinds of lingerie available in the markets and you can choose one according to your taste and body shape. If you have a petite body, you can opt for a half-cup bra or bralette with lace.