Lingerie Care Guide: Washing & Care Tips

Just like clothing has care instructions to prolong its lifespan and prevent it from falling apart, lingerie does as well. Handling lingerie is an important process because they are delicate garments made of more delicate fabrics. Remember to always follow the proper washing instructions that comes written on the tag. If it does not have one, we have put together a Lingerie Care Guide which applies to most if not all lingerie pieces. Follow these tips and treat your lingerie with care. By doing so you will get the most out of your favorite bra or pair of panties, and you will get to wear them for a longer period of time.
 

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Washing Instructions

• Unless absolutely necessary, avoid using the washing machine and treat your lingerie to hand washing.

• If using a washing machine, always use cold water with a mild detergent on a gentle cycle. This will avoid ruining the elasticity of your garments.

• Always hang dry or dry flat. Never put your lingerie in the dryer because the heat will cause loss in elasticity of the fabric.
 

Additional Care Tips
• Use a mesh or lingerie bag to separate your lingerie from regular clothing. There are also bra bags especially designed to keep the shape of your bra during the washing process.

• Hook the back of your bras before washing to avoid any possible tugging or pulling against other undergarments.

• Turn panties inside out.

• Just like clothes, sort lingerie in colors.

• Rotate out your bras and panties every week to prolong their lifespan.

 

We hope this guide was helpful, and if you have any other questions regarding the care of your most precious lingerie pieces, please feel free to leave a comment and let us know!

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Lingerie Color 101: What Your Lingerie Color Says?

As you all may know, color is a form of representation. In art, in flowers, in clothes, and even in lingerie, it can speak volumes. Different colors evoke different emotions and stimulates the brain in different ways. Therefore, it is no surprise that everyone has their own preferences. Now open your bras and panties drawer, and look at what color you seem to be drawn to or have the most of. Once you have identified your color, read our chart below and see what characteristics your favorite lingerie color says about you.
 

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  1. White – A short, flared nightgown, nightie or negligee that often falls in length between the upper thigh and belly button.
  2. Black – A single-piece garment that covers both the torso and crotch. Typically made with sheer and delicate material.
  3. Red – A thin, sleeveless tight-fitting garment that resembles a tank top. Camisoles covers the top part of the body and can be worn with or without a bra.
  4. Blue – A short, loose-fitting, sleeveless gown that falls somewhere between mid-thigh and knee length. Typically tighter around the hips than a babydoll.
  5. Pink – A garment worn to help shape the torso to be smaller, and to create an hour glass shape. Usually boned to emphasize a woman’s curves.
  6. Nude – Similar to a teddy, a bodysuit provides more coverage with thicker fabric. Usually worn as a layering piece.
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    What do you think about what our chart has to say about your lingerie? Do you think it is true or do you have another explanation for your color preference? Everyone, of course, has a variety of colors in their collection. Perhaps this chart will help you determine which color to wear for which mood or occasion.

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A Guide to Different Types of Lingerie

We know shopping for lingerie can sometimes be just as hard as shopping for regular clothes. You have to find the perfect fit because most types of lingerie needs to fit just right in order to maximize their appeal. Scrunching or bunching does not look good and gaps or loose fabric will drown out all the beautiful curves. Whether you are a woman shopping for yourself, or even a man shopping for your significant other, this guide to different types of lingerie will prove to be helpful in your next endeavor in finding a worthy piece of intimate apparel.
 

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  1. Babydoll – A short, flared nightgown, nightie or negligee that often falls in length between the upper thigh and belly button.
  2. Teddy – A single-piece garment that covers both the torso and crotch. Typically made with sheer and delicate material.
  3. Camisole – A thin, sleeveless tight-fitting garment that resembles a tank top. Camisoles covers the top part of the body and can be worn with or without a bra.
  4. Chemise – A short, loose-fitting, sleeveless gown that falls somewhere between mid-thigh and knee length. Typically tighter around the hips than a babydoll.
  5. Corset – A garment worn to help shape the torso to be smaller, and to create an hour glass shape. Usually boned to emphasize a woman’s curves.
  6. Bustier – Similar to a corset in appearance, a bustier serves to push up the bust to create more cleavage. They are less constricting and are usually made from more flexible material.
  7. Bodystocking – A sheer, tight-fitting one piece garment that covers the legs, torso and sometimes arms.
  8. Bodysuit – Similar to a teddy, a bodysuit provides more coverage with thicker fabric. Usually worn as a layering piece.
  9. Brassiere – More commonly know as a bra, it is a woman’s undergarment that provides support for the bust.

 

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Hosiery Terminology: A Guide To Understanding Stockings

Whether you wearing stockings or not on a normal basis, shopping for a pair of them can sometimes be a little tricky. Finding the right cut, material, thickness are all key things in a perfect pair. The more you know the easier it will be to identify exactly what you are looking for. Today we will explain to you the popular terms used in hosiery so on your next stockings shopping trip you will not have to worry about purchasing the wrong pair.

 

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  1. Cuban Heel – A stocking with a heel sewn into the back seam for reinforcement.
  2. Back Seam – A seam that runs vertically down the back center of the garment.
  3. Fishnet – Hosiery with a diamond shaped, open knit resembling the pattern on a fishnet
  4. Fencenet – Similar to fishnets, but the patter is wider. Sometimes worn over other stockings.
  5. Opaque – Stockings which have greater than 40 denier. Provides more coverage of the leg.
  6. Sheer – Stockings that are more thin and see through. Has typically less than 40 denier.
  7. Stay-Ups – Also known as holdups. Stockings that are held up by a silicone or elastic band. Often a wide lace band.
  8. Stirrups – Stockings that taper at the ankle with an extra band that extends under the arch of the foot.
  9. Garter Belts – Used to hold up and keep stockings in place when a stay up not available. Usually contains 4 straps.
  10. Legwarmers – Coverings for the lower leg that are footless. Usually made of thick knit to retain warmth.
  11. Knee-Highs – Stockings that go up to the knee or right below the knee.
  12. Thigh-Highs – Stockings that go up to the mid-thigh or pass the knee.

 

While these are not all of the terms, these are many of the ones you will ever need. We hope this has helped you understand hosiery a little bit better. They may seem like a simple thing to just go out and buy, but knowing the basics can really help you make better choices in terms of buying a pair that will last you longer or serve your purpose better.

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A Guide: Know Your Bra Shapes

When shopping for a bra, knowing the style and shape you want is just as important as knowing your size. Depending on the appeal you want to go for and the amount of coverage you need, there is a different bra for each occasion.  Today we will talk about a few of the most popular bra styles that you can find at your local retailers and online. We will explain the differences between each one of the bra shapes, and what purpose they would serve best for.

 

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  • Balconette – This bra is perfect for ladies who have a lower set bust. The ‘balcony shape’ helps create dramatic lift and cleavage making them appear fuller. It is sometimes more revealing than a demi-bra as it provides most of its support from the bottom, and does not cover the entire breast area. The straps are usually more wide set which makes it ideal to wear with more open necklines.
  • Bandeau – A bandeau is a simple, elastic band of material that is worn across the breasts that provide minimal support or shaping. It is most suitable for small bust sizes as there is no underwire support or any padding. Ideal to wear under sheer clothing for an added layer of coverage.
  • Demi-Cup – A partial-cup bra that covers half to three-quarters of the breast, designed with a slight inward tilt to create an uplifted, cleavage enhancing shape. The under-wires of demi cups are typically shorter, and they are great for more petite ladies. This bra is ideal for low-cut tops.
  • Deep Plunge – A bra that is designed with angled cups and a lowered center allowing for increased cleavage in between the bust. Perfect to wear under low cut rounded or v shape necklines.
  • Peek-A-Boo – A novelty bra that reveals more of the breast than the usual, often showing the nipple. Usually providing little to no support, this bra serves more for an appeal purpose than to wear under clothing.
  • Shelf Bra – A minimal bra that has little to no cups. The bust is usually exposed and is only supported by the under wire. Serves as a novelty bra or for women who prefer to be mostly braless.
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