Women's silk underwear is something every woman deserves to have in her wardrobe. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of soft and sheer women's silk underwear against the skin. Unfortunately, many women deny themselves the pleasure of women's silk underwear because they believe silk is difficult to care for or must be dry-cleaned.

The good news is that caring for women's silk underwear doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming, though silk does require gentle care. While many silk clothing labels indicate dry cleaning only, that truly isn’t necessary. It is possible to hand wash or even wash silk in the washer. So no worries. Here are some tips on caring for women's silk underwear so that you can feel free to indulge yourself in whatever type of sexy silk undergarments that appeals to you.


First of all, you will need to treat silk gently. Dry cleaning women's silk underwear is no longer absolutely necessary, though. This is especially true when it comes to such delicates as women’s silk underwear, which can easily be hand washed. Believe it or not, no special detergent is necessary for silk either. Ordinary hair shampoo is considered to be one of the best things to use when washing silk underwear. This means that you can easily wash and rinse out your silk undergarments when you travel.


Second, don’t be afraid to put your women's silk underwear into the washer. Set your washer on the delicate cycle and use cold water. Purchasing a net bag to put the silk underwear in is also a good idea. Silk is a strong fabric, but wringing and twisting can ruin the shape and also cause silk to wear out very quickly.

Water Temperature

Third, always use lukewarm water when washing silk undergarments. It’s a good idea to simply let your women's silk underwear soak for a few minutes - five to ten minutes is usually enough - then gently move the silk underwear about. When it comes time to rinse the garments, use cool to lukewarm water. Never use hot water when washing and rinsing silk underwear. Using hot water will cause silk fabric to wear out quickly and can also cause color irregularities in the fabric.


For drying women's silk underwear, you don’t want to put the garments in the dryer unless the manufacturer’s instructions say it is okay to do so. Many silk undergarments are dryer-safe, but some are not. Even if the instructions say using a dryer is fine, it would be better to let the silk underwear dry naturally. Just toss the garments over the shower curtain or towel rods or buy an indoor drying rack. Never dry your silk underwear outside, as exposure to sun and extreme temperatures can weaken or discolor the silk.


Finally, once your silk women's underwear is dry, you will likely find it is wrinkled. Silk tends to wrinkle, and so you may want to press larger silk lingerie pieces, such as silk baby dolls or silk chemises. Simply use a cool iron to smooth any wrinkles out. If you’ve followed these care tips for women's silk underwear, your beautiful, sexy garments will look like new—and continue to do so for a long time to come.

Author's Bio: 

Amanda Cotterill has been involved in the see through lingerie market for many years. This article outlines the benefits of women wearing corsetry as if that needed much explaining!