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lace and lingerie

Lace and Lingerie

We've put a guide on how to wash delicate items such as lace and lingerie. Learn more

To care for bras, slips undergarments and delicate sleepwear:

  • Unless otherwise specified on the garment care label, hand wash in warm water using laundry soap or a detergent without enzymes

  • Use a gentle plunging action and avoid rubbing

  • Do not hand wring or tumble dry

  • Dry out of direct sunlight (dry lace flat)

  • Cool iron if necessary

  • Pantyhose and stockings often lose colour when washed. To avoid dye transferring to other garments, always wash them separately.

  • When washing delicate items in the washing machine, always follow the machine manufacturers' instructions and use the delicate or gentle cycle

  • To minimise the risk of damage to your delicate items, always place them in a delicates bag


Trimmings on garments can affect how they are washed or which product is used. For example, if a garment has a leather collar the care label may say 'Dry Clean Only' even if the rest of the garment is washable.