Lace underwear is beautiful, timeless, and a sexy must-have in any lingerie collection. It's also very delicate - usually made partly from spandex, which is sensitive to heat, and intricate designs that can easily get caught in, say, a zipper. So how does one take care of their lace lingerie? Hand washing is always an option, but it can be a nuisance. You may be wondering, can you throw your lace panties in the machine? The answer is yes, but there's a right way to do it. Here's how to wash lace underwear by machine (aka the easy way).
The first step in machine washing lace panties is to put them in a protective laundry bag before throwing them in said machine. The laundry bag is there to make sure your precious undies don't get caught on a button or snag on a zipper. We include a reusable mesh laundry bag with every Bloomers order for this exact reason. We also recommend turning your undies inside out before placing them in the bag so the water can easily access any areas that need a little more cleaning.
Once your underwear is in the machine, don't just turn on any old cycle. Heat and hot water can damage lace's elasticity, so make sure the water is cool and the cycle is gentle. You'll also want to avoid using bleach or any super harsh detergents on your lace underwear. If you want to step it up a notch, there are even special delicate detergents you can use for lingerie.
And the last, and probably the most, important step in washing lace underwear is the drying step. You should never, and we mean never, throw your lace panties in the dryer. Again, the heat will damage the spandex, making it so your favorite underwear will lose its stretch and recovery capabilities. If you want to keep your luxurious lace panties around for the long haul, the best bet is to lay them flat and let them air dry. Once your underwear is dry, there's nothing left to do but pull them on and have a bootyfull day!