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Laundry Bags – How to Protect Your Delicates

Posted on January 10, 2016 by Maria Kazzi



Laundry or delicates wash bags not only protect your small wash items, fine hosiery, lace, satin and other delicates from getting snagged with other laundry but they can also save you money in washer repair bills.

It’s important that you care for your clothes the right way and extend the life of your treasured lingerie pieces and negligee. 




1. Check the care instructions label first

True. It’s important to check the care instructions on the label before washing your delicates. Most experts recommend that you hand wash your delicates to significantly extend their life. With such busy lives and catching up on entire seasons of Netflix you can save time by setting the machine to cold wash on a gentle cycle or delicate cycle as it's the closet setting to hand washing. 

And remember, Laundry Rule 101: wash your darks and lights separately to prevent colour transfer.


Tip: Washing machine cycles are based on the speed of the wash and spin cycles. The slower the speed, the less abrasion and agitation the clothes are subjected to. In the case of your bras, slower is better because the elastic and any embellishments on the bra benefit from dealing with less stress


2. Wash Inside Out / Zip It Up

wash-bags-laundry-bagsIf you have delicates that include beads, screen-printed garments, or other embellishments; it’s a good idea to turn them inside out before washing to prevent snagging and rubbing on other garments. Simply place your lingerie, hosiery and other delicates into a good quality wash bag to further prevent wear and tear (do not over-stuff the bag as it prevents the items from being fully cleaned).

Now before tossing them into the washing machine ensure that the zips or drawstring closures of the wash bags are securely done up to prevent garments from twisting around each other and morphing into some bizarre entanglement that will take time to unravel. This will also stop stray hooks and embellishments causing damage to expensive lace or ripping holes in all the wrong places – how embarrassing!


Tip: Keep small items such as delicates, socks, and scarves in laundry bags to prevent them from finding their way into the washing machine pump – it will be difficult to remove them or they will never be seen again! 


3. Never Iron / Dry Flat

To extend the life of your delicates, never iron or put your bras in the dryer – instead dry flat on a towel. Elastic will deteriorate with heat and pegging your bra by its strap to dry will also cause irreparable damage as it will deconstruct the material fibres and over time gravity will pull down the elasticity and change the shape of the garments.

Treat your delicate lingerie, especially your bras, with a bit of extra TLC and lay them flat on a towel to dry so that they maintain their shape. If you are hand washing your lingerie, don’t wring them or attempt to squeeze the excess water out as you’ll risk distorting their shape. Instead pat them dry, then lay flat. Either way, you’ll get a lot more wears out of them!


4. Store Properly

lingerie-cotton-bag-bridalYou’ve just spent all this time washing and drying your delicates, don’t ruin it by just tossing them in the draw or cupboard. Instead, neatly store your camisoles, negligee, slips, teddy's, lingerie sets and more in 100% Cotton Lingerie Bags.


Unlike most dust bags with just the zip across the top, we've made it super simple to access, pack and store your lingerie by adding a double-sided zip across the top and down one side of each 100% cotton bag.

Kazzi Kovers fully-enclosed lingerie bags will not only help you protect your lingerie from the elements like dust, dirt and moisture but they will also help maintain the shape of your most delicate lingerie pieces when stored properly.


Kazzi Kovers Cotton Lingerie Bags are available in a range of different sizes and colours to suit your needs: 

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large

Colours: Midnight Blue, Green Envy, Getting Ziggy, Fuchsia Pink, Zulu Leopard and Latte Love.



Keep your favourite sets of lingerie together. Ideal for one-off sets, camisoles, slips, embellished, lace and all delicate lingerie fabrics. 


Lingerie cotton covers



Perfect for if you have more than one set of lingerie that you'd love to protect: Ideal for special and occasional pieces, like bridal lingerie, babydoll negligee, teddy's, camisoles, garter belts, corsets (in larger size bag), slips and more.

Each pack includes 1 x small, 1 x medium and 1 x large cotton lingerie bag in the set of your choice. 



Mix ‘n’ Match 

These sassy Mix 'n' Match sets will store a number of different lingerie pieces. Ideal for all lingerie sets, all delicates, underwear, bras, slips, corsets, different negligee pieces, and embellished and delicate fabrics. 

Each pack includes 2 x small, 2 x medium and 1 x large cotton lingerie bag in the set of your choice. 



Remember to always take that little bit of extra care in protecting your occasional and favourite pieces of lingerie and this can go a long way in extending the life of your delicates.


Remember if you ‘Love it, Cover it!®

Maria Kazzi | Kazzi Kovers

(Updated: 5.1.19)


For suits, coats, dresses, bridal and formal dresses and other garments, we offer Premium 100% Cotton Garment Bags.

Each cream-coloured garment cover fits up to 3 items and safeguards against dust, dirt, insects, mould and mildew throughout the seasons. Breathable, acid-free and hygienic.

These garment bags are purposed for home, travel and storage. You'll love them!  


SHOP NOW || Garment Bags | Individual and Combo Packs Available


1xRegular-Garment-BagINDIVIDUAL - REGULAR: Ideal for Suits, Jackets, Coats, Dresses, Cocktail / Formal Dresses, Embellished and Beaded Garments, Delicate and Natural Fibres (leather, wool, silk, suede, fur, velvet), Seasonal Garments, Saris, Kaftans, All Types of Costumes, Vintage Clothing, Uniforms, Heirlooms and more.


1xLarge-Garment-BagINDIVIDUAL - LARGE: Ideal for Wedding Dress, Formal and Cocktail Dresses, Gowns, Embellished and Beaded Garments, Delicate and Natural Fibres (leather, wool, silk, suede, furs, faux-furs, velvet), Long Coats, Seasonal Garments, Saris, Kaftans, All Types of Costumes, Vintage Clothing, Uniforms, Heirlooms and more..



These combo packs offer great value and include a Regular and or Large Garment Bag combinations. Perfect for when you need more than just one!

For example: 1 x Regular + 1 x Large Garment Bag Combo (displayed in photo). 


6 Garment Bag Combo Options you can choose from.


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Remember if you ‘Love it, Cover it!®’  

Maria Kazzi | Kazzi Kovers



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