How to Wash Wet-Look Lingerie featuring Eucalan and Allure Lingerie
I often buy lingerie based on how pieces should be cared for. A care tag that says, “Hand wash separately” usually scares me off, but not always. I buy the things I like, and don’t think about how to wash them until they go in the hamper.
But I have to admit that, like many women, I’ve passed on intimates made with exotic textiles like wet-look fabric for fear of ruining them in the wash. Wet-look is generally a spandex/nylon blend with four-way stretch and a shiny appearance that gives the illusion of being wet.
“It is a sexy fabric that molds to the body accentuating curves,” says Peline Kurtdarcan, Allure Lingerie’s Marketing Director. “It is comfortable to wear and is forgiving when you go up or down a size.”
Wet-look is often on everyone’s fashion bucket list and today, with a little help from Allure and Eucalan Lingerie Wash, I’m learning (and sharing) how to wash wet-look lingerie.
Putting Wet-Look to the Test
The Eliza Teddy, a striped mesh teddy that features wet-look in the mid-section; the Sexy Wet-Look & Lace Romper, which features a crisscross back, halter front with wet-look strapping and stretch floral lace inserts and the Cutaway Mesh Leggings that are made from wet-look material and feature power mesh cutouts down the front.
The garment tags on each item described a blend of 10 percent elastane and 90 percent polyester. To my relief, I found this faux-leather fabric similar to bathing suit material. Now, with much of my washing anxiety gone, I got to work.
How to Wash Wet-Look Lingerie
To wash your wet-look lingerie styles all you need is 15 minutes and your bathroom sink. Here are our detailed wash instructions:
- Fill your sink with room temperature water.
- Add a teaspoon (capful) of Eucalan to the water, and swish it around to incorporate.
- Rub a little full strength Eucalan on any spots.
- Submerge the articles of clothing in the soapy water, and gently squeeze the water and Eucalan through the garments.
- Let garments sit for 15 minutes.
- Squeeze the garments again and rub gently on any tough stains.
- Remove the garments from the sink and roll items in a clean, dry towel to remove excess water.
- Lay items flat to dry.
That’s it! Ladies and gentlemen, it really is that easy and stress-free. Eucalan is perfect for Allure’s collection and practically any piece of intimate apparel including hosiery, swimwear and activewear like sports bras. I don’t know about you, but thanks to this laundry lesson, I now feel free to shop to my heart’s desire!