5 Common Lingerie Types and How You Can Clean Them


Washing lingerie can be an overwhelming experience. You don't want to do anything wrong to ruin the expensive material. However, it is possible.

Depending on the material of the fabric, there are many ways to wash your fabric. Here are some tips you can follow.

1) Satin

This is probably the most delicate fabric you will ever find and comes in several different colors. Satin is also very sheer and is more suited to evening wear. The main thing to remember with satin is that it must be hand washed.

As satin is a luxurious and beautiful fabric, you may want to wash your garments yourself. Use a gentle detergent, soak it in cool water, and squeeze out the excess water. 

Do not wring it out, as this can ruin the satin. Instead, lay it down and pat it dry.

2) Lace

Lace is a delicate fabric that is often found in lingerie and nightwear. Because of this, you do not want to wash it on a machine.

Instead, use a gentle detergent and hand wash the lingerie. Let the water drip out naturally, and do not wring the lingerie out.

Also, make sure that the water is at room temperature. Soak the lingerie in this water and then lay it flat to dry.

3) Silk

Like satin, silk is also a delicate fabric. This is because of the soft texture and reduced elasticity. The other thing to remember is that silk is often used in nightwear and lingerie.

This means that it will have to be hand washed. Like satin, use a gentle detergent and soak it in cool water.

Then, let the water drip out naturally and do not wring it out. Again, lay it flat to dry.

4) Jersey Knit

We all have some sort of jersey knit in our lingerie drawers. This is a fabric that is often used in bras and knickers. It is also often used as an undershirt.

You must wash this fabric in a washing machine, as hand washing will leave it very wrinkled. Use a gentle detergent and let the machine agitate it.

You don't want to use too much detergent, which can leave the fabric feeling itchy.

5) Cotton

Of course, there is always cotton in the lingerie world. This is a fabric that is probably the easiest to wash. This is because it is soft and is used in many clothing styles.

The only thing you need to remember is that it needs to be washed in cold water. Please do not use too much detergent and use a gentle cycle when washing it.

It is usual for the fabric to shrink slightly, but this is not a big issue. Do not leave the material to soak for too long, as this will cause the color to run.

How Often Should You Wash Lingerie?

This will depend on how often you wear it. If you wear it once a week, you don't need to wash it too often. As you wear it more, you will need to wash it more to ensure it remains clean.


Washing lingerie is a delicate task and needs to be done correctly, or the garment will be ruined. As you can see, there are many ways to wash these items.

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