All underwired garments need the same care when washing – this includes bras, swimwear and strappy tops! We recommend that you hand wash these items as machine washing can shrink the fabric, misshape the wires and cause them to push through the fabric. If the wires come out of the garment completely they can cause considerable damage to your washing machine, which can be costly to fix. Good news for your repair man, but definitely not for you!
We also recommend that you dry your underwired garments away from direct heat, as radiators and tumble dryers can also damage and degrade the wires.
You can prolong the life of your swimwear and help protect it against the damaging effects of chlorine, perspiration and suntan lotion by rinsing it out in cool water immediately after you have used it. You should avoid using fabric conditioner as this breaks down Lycra and degrades swimwear.
Remember that most swimwear does not offer protection against the harmful effects of the sun and you can still get burnt through your swimwear if you don't have sun protection on underneath it. So make sure you apply your suntan lotion all over before you bask in the sun – we recommend that you apply it half an hour before putting your swimwear on, as lotions can stain the fabric.
To keep your underwear in tiptop condition, we recommend that you hand wash it. It's best to use cool water when you are hand washing as hot water can damage delicate fabrics like lace, embroidery, bindings and elastic. Using cool water will help keep the garments' colour and will prevent white fabrics from going grey.
Most of our nightwear is machine washable. To keep your nightwear in the best condition, always follow the washing and ironing instructions on the label inside the garment.