All underwired garments need the same care when washing – this includes bras, swimwear and lingerie. We advise that you hand wash these items as machine washing can cause materials like elastene to lose its strength – which is important for support it can also cause the wires to push through the fabric. More delicate items like lace and embroideries will also last longer if they are washed gently by hand. If hand washing is not an option we recommend using delicate wash bags (Hyperlink accessories)
We also advise that you dry your underwired garments away from direct heat, tumble dryers and irons can also damage and degrade the wires. If drying outside try to place them in the shade away from direct sunlight.
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 frolic in the sun & surf – we recommend that you apply it half an hour before putting your swimwear on, as lotions can stain the fabric.
Metal beads and trims can become very hot when exposed to direct sunlight or worn in a sauna so please take care.
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To keep your underwear in the best condition, we advise 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. Always check individual label inside the garment for care instructions.
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To keep your nightwear in the best condition, always follow the washing and ironing instructions on the label inside the garment. For underwired pieces see above instructions View our nightwear range