How To Hand Wash Lingerie

We select every piece from the Affair Lingerie collection with careful consideration, ensuring that everything meets a high level of quality in its fabric and construction. It's our intention that you will love and keep your purchase forever. 

To help keep your precious pieces looking and feeling beautiful for years to come, we've put together a simple lingerie care guide.


To ensure the longevity of your precious pieces, we recommend hand washing to gently clean and care for your lingerie. While it's tempting to throw your bras into the washing machine, taking a little time to give your lingerie the attention and care it needs will help you get more life out of your favourite pieces.

First, separate your lingerie by colour to avoid staining. Fasten bras to prevent the hooks from getting caught on delicate materials. 

Fill a tub or sink with cool water and add a gentle detergent, then submerge similarly coloured delicates and gently agitate the water with your hands. Leave to soak for up to 20 minutes then rinse well by running cool water through the item until it runs clear and gently press excess water from the item.

Hang to dry or lay flat on a clean towel to maintain the natural shape.


How you store your bras could be affecting their lifespan. Bras with moulded cups should be laid flat in your drawer with the cups stacked on top of each other to avoid the cups becoming dented.

For soft-cup and non-padded bras, you can fold and store flat. Ensure you fasten your bra hooks before putting your bras away as hooks can get caught on delicate materials.