How To Wash And Care For Your Shapewear

Now that you’ve purchased shapewear, the next question is… how to wash shapewear? We got #ShapewearCare tips for you that will help extend the effectiveness and lifespan of your shapewear.

How to wear your shapewear?

  • If you’re one of our Everyday Shapewear Girls, we recommend owning THREE of whatever shapewear you choose: one to wear, one to wash, and one to spare.
  • Shapewear is STILL underwear, even if you’re wearing it over your panties/bras. It has direct contact with your skin! So try not to wear your shapewear more than twice before you wash it.
  • Who doesn’t love matching underwear sets? If you do, make sure you have a minimum of two matching body-shaping panties/shorts and tops/bras. You never know when date night might hit. 😉

Bundle Empetua® - 1 High Waisted Shaper Panty + 1 High Waisted Shaper Shorts

1 High Waisted Shaper Panty + 1 High Waisted Shaper Shorts

Truekind® 2-Pack Daily Comfort Wireless Shaper Bra

2-Pack Daily Comfort Wireless Shaper Bra

How to wash your shapewear?

How to hand wash shapewear:

  • 1. Use cold or warm water - hot water can damage your shapewear’s fabric.
  • 2. Use mild detergent - as much as possible, avoid using bleach and fabric softener.
  • 3. Be gentle - avoid scrubbing too hard. Friction can damage the fabric and affect elasticity.
  • 4. Air Dry - too much heat can permanently damage the fabric’s elasticity.

How to hand wash shapewear

Can you put shapewear in the washing machine? Yes! That for sure is good news as it helps us save time. Just make sure to follow the steps for proper washing.

Can you put shapewear in the dryer? No! Dryers are not shapewear friendly.

How to machine wash shapewear:

  • 1. Set the cycle - the number 1 rule: gentle cycle only.
  • 2. Use cold or warm water - hot water can damage your shapewear’s fabric. Use mild detergent too.
  • 3. Place them inside a washbag - this helps protect your shapewear’s fabric.
  • 4. Air Dry - too much heat can permanently damage the fabric’s elasticity.

How to machine wash shapewear

Caring for your shapewear isn’t really that hard. If you take all of these tips into consideration your shapewear’s going to last much, MUCH longer. So it’s not really just about taking care of your shapewear - it’s your pocket we’re also thinking about!

Do you have any tips to add? Let us know and connect with us on social @shapermint!