By Adam Welsch
Last week, this blog offered some laundering tips to help keep black lingerie looking its blackest. But what about white intimates? Though not as popular as it once was, white is perhaps the most traditional color of underwear, and can still be found in most dresser drawers and closets. Maintaining its brightness and clarity is important, and may be the most challenging of all laundering tasks.
Keeping white bras, panties , and shapewear their whitest requires a mostly different set of tactics than that used to care for black lingerie. However, as with black undies, remember the laundry room’s first rule of thumb – the steps you take to clean your unmentionables should never contradict the instructions on your garments’ care labels. Maintaining your shapewear’s bright white appearance, for example, will do you no good if you ruin the integrity or stretch of its fabrics. […]