How to Properly Store Your Lingerie

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With all of the special moments and sentimental feelings that lingerie can inspire, it’s only fitting that these intimate pieces get the TLC they so rightfully deserve. While seemingly dainty and delicate, lingerie can last for many years if you take care of it properly. Not learning how to store your lingerie properly can result in money wasted (rather than invested) in your collection. Fortunately, we’re experts. When it comes to storing and organizing your lingerie pieces, doing so with care and intention is essential. Otherwise, you run the risk of ruining it the moment you thoughtlessly stuff it into a drawer. 

Here’s how to organize your lingerie to ensure its longevity, care, and quality for years to come:

1. Start by Organizing

Start by laying out all your lingerie and separating them into categories: bras, knickers, thongs, teddies, slips, garters, and so on. When learning how to store lingerie, it’s important to remember that each piece is meant to be stored differently. Therefore, taking time to organize them into separate categories will make it easier later. If you’d like, you can go a step further and arrange them by occasion as well. For instance, special occasions, everyday wear, and so forth.

2. Bras

Often, women will fold their bras in half, fitting one cup into the other, and stuff them carelessly into a packed drawer. This is a sure way to ruin their elasticity and deform your bras. Rather, it is recommended to stack your bras neatly with one in front of the other and put them away in a dedicated drawer just for them. For longevity, always clasp your bras before putting them away to reduce the chances of a clasp pulling on the fabric of another bra. By learning how to organize your lingerie, your bras can last a very long time.

3. Corsets

When it comes to how to properly store your lingerie, corsets are often the most mistreated after bras. Luckily, there are a few different ways you can store them to maintain their integrity. The most simple method is to lace them up and lay them flat on top of each other in a dedicated drawer. The problem with this method is that due to their boning, some corsets may not lay flat or fold well. In that case, with your corsets unlaced, you can roll them up tightly around themselves, and maximize space in a drawer by storing them with knickers or other delicate pieces. Like bras, keep them away from anything that might cause the delicate fabric to snag.

4. Knickers and Garter Belts

Drawer organizers are your best friend for how to store lingerie pieces like knickers and garters. Simply divide them into categories (thongs, briefs, etc.), fold them gently, and slide them into their respective slots. You can also organize them by color, fabric, etc. Not only does this make them easy to find, but keeps them away from each other so as to avoid any snagging. 

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Bonus Tips:

  1. Store your beaded lingerie pieces separate from your lace, satin, and other delicate pieces to avoid damage to their fragile material.
  2. Store your lingerie in dark, cool to room temperature areas — humidity can ruin your delicate lingerie.
  3. Invest in high-quality, luxury lingerie that is crafted to last. 

Taking the time to learn how to properly store your lingerie is a unique part of the collection experience. With so much thought put into designing these intimate pieces, it’s only appropriate to put just as much thought into their care. That way, you can reach for them again and again. After all, your lingerie is meant to make you feel confident, sexy, and powerful. Who wouldn’t want to preserve that?