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How To Wash Lingerie

How to wash lingerie

We’ve all been there: “Can I really wash this?” And the answer is simply, yes, you can wash those special-occasion garments. To keep your delicates protected, try using Downy.


First things first: Read the care label

Read the care tag on your clothes before washing.

The care label is a reminder of how to best care for your lingerie. Paying close attention to the details can help reduce the risk of damaging your negligees. Be sure to wash delicates separately from heavier and rougher fabrics. Find out how to read fabric care labels.

Get mesh for success

For added protection, place delicate clothes in a mesh bag.

The spin cycle can be a rough time for delicates, so for added protection, stick them in a mesh bag to avoid excessive pulling and tugging.

Treat your delicates gently

wash your lingerie gently by choosing gentle detergent

You want your lingerie to keep its shape and withstand wear after multiple washes. That’s why we recommend using a gentler detergent, such as Tide® Pods Free & Gentle.

Help protect your fabrics with Downy

Measure the correct dose of Downy Fabric Conditioner.

Using Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner will help protect fibers from getting damaged in the wash.

Line dry

Line drying is a great way to dry any lingerie that can’t be machine dried.

Air drying bras will help keep them in like-new condition. Hang them by their center to help keep their shape.

Pressed for time?

Take care when drying delicate items in the dryer.

Dry on the absolute lowest heat setting, but be wary of potential damage that could occur inside the dryer. When in doubt, treat your lingerie as gently as possible.

Did you know?

Downy helps protect your clothes from 50 mph spinning in your washing machine.

Downy helps protect your clothes from 60 times the G Force of a space rocket launch.

Downy helps protect your clothes from a dryer hot enough to cook ribs.