Lingerie Care Tips
At the Wicked Butterfly, we sell only the highest quality lingerie for your pleasure. Our products are made to seduce, entice, and last for many years. But as with any delicate product you will want to make sure that you take the best care you possibly can of your Wicked Butterfly lingerie. You probably won’t need to wash your lingerie after every use. (It doesn’t stay on long anyhow.) For most of our lingerie the best way to wash is by hand. Never machine wash or dry bras, corsets, or bustiers. You can follow these simple steps to ensure the best care for your Wicked Butterfly delicates.
Panties, Chemises, Camisoles, Babydolls, Shapwear, Hosiery
- If you absolutely must machine wash your lingerie use a mesh bag. This will prevent tangling, stretching, rubbing and twisting. The rules for a lingerie bag is one chemise or camisole per bag. You can put up to 3 pairs of panties together but no more. You must wash on delicate cycle in cold water. You will want to fill the machine more than you normally would to prevent rubbing. Use a delicate laundering detergent. Only wash with other lingerie items.
- If you are going to hand wash, soak items in cold or warm water for a few minutes. Never use hot water as it can break down fabrics and elastics.
- Gently work suds (from a delicate detergent) through the material and rinse. Use gentle swishing motion through clean, cold water until water stays clear.
- Remove excess water by rolling each piece separately in a towel and pressing gently. Make sure the towel you use is not going to transfer dyes to the wet items.
- Lay items flat on a different towel to dry completely. You may hang hosiery. Do not use the dryer as the heat can break down spandex and elastic and generally wreaks havoc on our fine lingerie. Never store damp lingerie.
Bras, Corsets, Bustiers
For our bras you can follow the hand washing instructions above (steps 2-5). Lacy and soft cup bras can be folded in half with the straps tucked inside. Molded and padded cups must be stacked flat or hung so they will not be damages by dents and bends.
Ideally, a corset/bustier should be dry-cleaned but unfortunately most dry cleaners are not experienced with the delicate construction and materials of a corset/bustier. If you must wash them, wash in cold or warm water with a mild non-biological powder detergent. Rinse well in cold water and then wrap them in towel and rub gently to remove as much water as possible. Dry them on a frame and never place them near a heat source as that can warp the steels and cause uneven drying. You should not wash your corset or bustier frequently. Between washings, allow corset/bustier to air dry completely before storing. Store flat, never fold.
As with all garments, check your label before beginning. Some fabrics cannot be machine washed or dried. Taking proper care of your Wicked Butterfly lingerie will keep it looking fresh and fitting properly longer. Although lingerie loses elasticity over time, these laundering tips will help your lingerie live a long, healthy life.
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