Hand washing your fine Prima Donna lingerie is truly the only way to properly care for these garments. Using proper washing care will maintain the look of the elegant satin and lace materials used to create these beautiful pieces. If you hand wash your bras and rotate them on a daily basis, they will last for years. When you invest in quality garments, you expect them to live up to your expectations, and this will happen if you follow these simple steps. Machine washing is not gentle enough for these items, even when done on a delicate cycle.
Keep a minimum of 7 bras in your drawer, never wearing the same bra 2 days in a row.
Hand wash your undergarments every wear, to every other wear at the most.
Use the proper product to clean these garments, we recommend Soak or Forever New.
Check for color safeness by dipping a small piece of the item in the water/detergent mixture and drape it over a white cloth to determine if the dye will bleed. (Some color may show on the cloth, but ensure the item itself does not change in color).
Don't save your most luxurious pieces for a special day, wear them and feel your best all the time!
For more tips on how to prepare and wash your fine lingerie view detailed instructions here for Forever New Fabric Wash and Soak Wash products!
Forever New Fabric Wash has been keeping delicates at their best since 1975, this product with preserve elasticity and leave absolutely no residue behind. Available in a granular powder, liquid form and a stain remedy solution Forever New is gentle on your most delicate pieces. Being organic and hypoallergenic make this formulation perfect for very sensitive skin.
To get started, fill a basin with room temperature water and add a small amount of the product. A little bit will go a long ways, so be conservative. Using your hand, mix the fabric wash in with the water to distribute evenly. We recommend washing like colors together. Stir the items to work the fabric wash into the garments and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Rinse all of your items with cool water, gently squeezing out any excess water. Do not wring or twist, as this can cause changes to the shape of the items. If needed, roll gently in a clean towel and reshape as you unroll them. Hang or lay your pieces flat to dry, flipping as needed in order to dry on both sides.
Soak Wash was created as a no rinse product, Soak is great for traveling or the woman on-the-go. Although it is suggested that you do rinse lingerie, as to not leave any residue in these delicate garments. This liquid only formula comes in a variety of fragrances, as well as a scentless option for sensitive skin. Soak is made from plant derived materials and is dye free as well as phosphate free. When you are done Soaking, be sure to try out their moisturizing lotion product.
To use Soak begin by filling your sink with cool water. Be sure to fill it high enough to allow your items to move freely in the water. Add a teaspoon (two capfuls of the 3oz size or one capful of the 14oz size). Next, put the pieces you would like to wash in the water and cover completely with water, being sure to wash similar colors together. Soak cleans best when you allow the garments to set for 15 minutes. Rinse all of the lingerie pieces with cool water and softly squeeze out the extra water. Be sure to not squeeze hard, as that may affect the shape of your bras. You may use a clean towel and the roll the items to remove any excess water. Lastly, reshape any items if needed and lay flat to dry in a well ventilated area.