When it comes to following "hand wash" directions on your intimates, raise your hand if you, well, don't follow them at all. Okay, so I can't see any of you, but I'm guessing most of you have both hands in the air. I'm with you. That's why it's a timesaving (and clothes-saving) miracle that there are gorgeous lingerie pieces that are machine-washable in the world. But with these pieces, you won't have to sacrifice pretty styles for basic or boring ones that your washing machine won't tear apart.
Despite popular belief, you really can have your cake and eat it, too. With a sheer mesh panty you can toss in the wash, you won't have to worry about elastic becoming loose in the laundry or having to hand-wash to keep the material from becoming rough. Plus, you won't find yourself constantly wearing out bras, once you've found a sheer bralette that doesn't change shape or tear in your washing machine.
So, dive into this time-saving round-up of the perfect bras, panties, and other lingerie pieces that won't be destroyed on your laundry days. The struggle may be real, but the new washer-friendly pieces you'll add to your drawers will solve all of your hand-wash lazy woes.
Supportive Lace Bra Can Be Worn Five Different Ways
Torrid Multi-Way Bra (Sizes 44C-46D) , $54, Amazon
This multi-way bra has smooth and shiny convertible straps, which allow you to wear the piece five different ways: Classic, strapless, halter, cross-back, and even asymetric for those tricky one-shoulder tops and dresses. The comfortable, satin-smooth straps pair well with the sexy lace trim, and even if you decide to make this bra strapless, it gives considerable support to larger cup sizes. Pro Tip: Machine-wash this bra in cold water, and then hang to dry.
Sheer Lace Brief Panty Features Thoughtful Details
Sculptresse By Panache Plus-Size Deedee Brief (Sizes 16-26) , $38, Amazon
This sheer mesh panty comes in an eye-catching deep coral color, and its gorgeous floral lace embroidery adds the thoughtful detail many machine-washable cotton undies are lacking. From the scalloped edge, down to the cute animal print bow detail, this panty will become your new fave, so you'll be thankful that it's machine-washable.
Silky Satin Chemise Stays Comfortable All Night
Ekouaer Satin Nightgown Chemise (Sizes S-2XL), $14-$17, Amazon
A comfortable and sexy lounge slip that you can toss in the wash? Perfect. This lacey, silky smooth nightie looks awesome on many shapes and sizes, and its adjustable straps let you customize the neckline to fit your preference. The A-line silhouette keeps the fabric from being constrictive while you sleep, and one fan praised this chemise for being super soft and never squeezing her in the uncomfortable spots.
Stretchy Lace Thong Can Be Machine Washed And Dried
Aeropostale Cheetah Lace Thong (Sizes XS-XL) , $5, Amazon
It's not very often that you come across a pretty thong that can be tossed in the wash — without having the lace become rough and irritating against your skin (forreal, though). This wear-under-anything nude pair (with its cute and subtle animal print), is the comfortable exception. Its spandex and nylon fabric features a super-stretch fit, and it can be machine washed and dried. *Insert Emoji Praise Hands here.*
Soft Lingerie Set Provides Two Pretty Pieces In One
Ms Demon Lace Lingerie Set (Sizes 2-14) , $28, Amazon
This floral lace lingerie set comes with a matching thong and super soft sheer nightie, featuring adjustable straps for extra comfort when you spend time in the sheets. Between wears, this set can be thrown in the laundry in a wash bag before being hung to air dry. With this option, you won't have to worry about the gorgeous lace hem being destroyed while you save time without having to hand wash.
Wireless Bra Provides Support Without Weighty Padding
Lula Lu Petites Wireless Bra (Sizes 32A-36A) , $56, Amazon
Having a bra with heavy padding can feel uncomfortable and overwhelming. This wireless lace trimmed bra is designed to give a secure amount of comfortable, natural-looking support to smaller frames, in particular. With this bra, you won't experience that annoying cup gapping that can happen with too-big bras. One user recommends throwing this piece in the laundry in a wash bag, then following with air drying for the best results.
Sheer Bralette Offers Secure Fit With Double Straps
MeshMe Heidi Lace Triangle Bralette (Sizes S/M-M/L), $11, Amazon
Attractive lingerie doesn't have to be all push-up and padding, if you're not into that. To keep things sexy while keeping comfort levels at an all-time high (I'm talking the next-best-thing to no bra under your sweatshirt), sport this floral lace bralette, which can be machine washed on gentle. It has double adjustable straps to create your comfiest fit and offers support sans-padding.
Lacy Leg Detail Feels As Comfy As Boyshorts
Angelina Lace Full-Coverage Briefs (Sizes S-3XL), $30-$42, Amazon
These lace panties have a high-rise fit that hits right at your waist, and their breathable cotton and stretchy lace fabric will help you stay comfortable all day and night. For best results, machine wash these briefs in a lingerie laundry bag and hang to dry. One user praised this pair, pointing out that "The lace edging looks like decor, but is actually a fully functional part of the design," saying these are essentially supremely comfortable granny panties in disguise.
Microfiber Bra Stays Smooth & Line-Free Under Clothes
Laura Ashley Floral Plunge Bra (Sizes 34B-36D), $13, Amazon
Nothing's better than finding a great bra that looks and feels invisible under an outfit. This comfortable microfiber demi bra is lightly lined with underwire for support, and it has moderate a push-up fit to give you a little bit of lift. Pro Tip: Machine-wash this bra, and let it line dry to help it maintain its shape.
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