Washing lace correctly:
what you need to know!
Lace is one of the finest fabrics. However, the finer the fabric, the more care they require when washed. To help you enjoy your lace underwear for a long time to come, we have compiled all the most important rules for you to keep in mind when washing them.
by mey 30/11/2021
Lace underwear is always a very special highlight. Whether it’s full-lace or just with a few lace details: lace gives our underwear an elegant and sexy look. But while lace looks special, it is extremely delicate in the wash.
As a rule, you should always read the care label, no matter what you are washing! It will tell you all you need to know about washing your underwear: whether it should be washed in the machine or by hand, at what temperature it can be washed, and how you should dry it, etc.
Lace can be roughly divided into two categories: lace made of synthetic materials and lace made of natural materials. Generally, lace made of synthetic materials can be washed in the machine. Lace made of natural materials, however, should preferably be carefully washed by hand.
In addition, you should always sort your underwear by colour before washing it. Separating your laundry into lights and darks is the bare minimum that you should do. However, if possible, you should also wash red underwear separately, as the colour can transfer easily.
How to dry lace garments correctly
Now that your underwear has been washed, it’s time to dry it. The best way to dry your delicate lace underwear is to air-dry it. Never dry your underwear over a heater, in the sun or in the dryer. Excessive temperatures can cause the fibres to melt, causing your underwear to lose its elasticity, shape and colour.
Preferably, you should spread your lace underwear on a towel and leave it to dry. Alternatively, you can spread it on a drying rack. However, do not fasten it on one side with a peg. If the underwear is still wet, this can also cause it to become misshapen and lose its fit.
The most important points in summary:
- Always follow the care instructions on the label
- Never wash at temperatures above 40 °C
- When washing in the machine, always select the delicates programme
- Use delicate detergent or another mild detergent
- Do not use fabric softener, bleach or stain remover
- Do not expose garments to high temperatures