How you should actually be washing your lingerie

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However beautiful new, lacy lingerie is when you take it home from the shops, it’s not long before its colour has faded and it’s lost its shape.

If this is the case for you, there’s a high chance you’ve been washing your lingerie wrong. But never fear - there’s still time to make a wrong right.

Over at Bustle, they asked Allison Beale, Marketing and Brand Director of lingerie brand Journelle, how we should really be washing our undergarments.

Apparently the first mistake many of us make is over-washing our bras. Though like pants, bras fall under the ‘underwear’ category, we certainly don’t need to wash them every day as this actually breaks down the materials that provide that all-important support and can damage a bra’s structure.

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Another common error is getting washing and drying machines involved. Keep your bras well away from both and hand wash them instead to prevent damage.

When it comes to storage, it’s important not to crush bras’ cups, so the best way is by ‘spooning’ them. This is exactly what it sounds like - have the bra cups spoon one another so they help one another retain their shape.

And finally, hanging up your lingerie is the best thing you can do, if you have the space. Silk bras and chemises will stay looking perfect for much longer by avoiding getting squished or twisted.

There you have it - no washing machines plus more hanging space equals happier bras.

How do you keep your bras from wearing out? Tweet us at @YahooStyleUK.

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