1. Read the care instructions
Read the care instructions found inside your Lounge pieces. For almost all of our underwear designs, we recommend machine washing at 30 degrees for the ultimate washing experience for your undies. We do suggest handwashing more delicate, luxurious pieces such as our Intimates. If you see the hand wash symbol, refer to our guide to hand washing above.
2. Turn your underwear inside out
Before popping any of your underwear in the wash, make sure that they’re turned inside out. For any bras that include a hook and eye, clasp these together too. For extra love and care, try our Underwear Care Bag so you can zip your best bits up for added protection. This will make sure your underwear receives all the Tender Lounge Care whilst it’s in the wash.
3. Don’t mix with rough items
You must-must-must have the right kind of items joining your underwear in the wash. After all, we don’t want any bad combos. Try not to include rough items like jeans or heavy garments such as towels as these can be guilty of damaging your underwear during the washing cycle. If you’re not certain, wash your delicate pieces separately to avoid any lace being torn or colours running. Safety first, girls!
4. Separate by colour
You need to also spend a little time separating out your whites from your brights, and also your brights from your darks. We recommend using the main fabrication colour on your Lounge pieces as an indication of which pile that set goes into. We’ve worked long and hard to ensure that our binding and Lounge banners don’t leak any colour.
5. Avoid newly bought darks
If you’re washing any black sets with white binding and banners, we highly recommend avoiding newly purchased black products that are experiencing their first wash (black jeans are the worst for leaking). Unfortunately, we’re unable to control the leakage of products that are not purchased from Lounge - so just bear that in mind to ensure you keep your white Lounge banners fresher than fresh.
6. Choose mild washing powder
Choose a mild washing powder and conditioner that will be gentle on our Lounge fabrics and on your skin. It’s also best to check that the washing machine temperature matches the care label instructions before starting a ‘gentle’ or ‘delicate' cycle.
7. Remove underwear
When the cycle is finished, remove your underwear as early as possible to keep them smelling beautifully fresh. There’s nothing better than the smell of clean washing!
8. Dry hang
We 100% recommend hang drying your underwear. Try not to ring or twist your underwear once it’s out of the machine. Instead, press and squeeze - this will help take care of your underwear’s shape and maintain the perfect, long lasting fit our Loungers know and love.
9. Tumble dry what you need on the lowest heat
If you absolutely have to tumble dry your sets, we definitely recommend doing so on the lowest heat.
10. Do not tumble dry bras
We strongly suggest that you do not tumble dry your bras as the intense heat can permanently misshape and damage your bra. Trust us, we would be just as upset as you and nobody wants damaged cups.