Monday, September 21, 2009
Lingerie Traveling Tips from Naughty and Nice Lingerie
If you travel as often as I do, you can be pretty savvy about making everything you need for a two week trip fit into a piece of luggage and still be under 50 lbs! One thing that many women struggle with is keeping lingerie and swimwear in place and fresh! So here are a few ideas to help you keep that lingerie as sexy and practical as possible, even away from home.
First, you’ll have to pack and store your lingerie somehow. You should separate it from all your other clothes, so delicate lace isn’t torn by zippers and clean silk isn’t ruined by shoes. You can try the Bra(g) which is a great solution for anyone traveling with molded or padded bras. The Bra(g) is shaped like the cups of your bra, so it keeps them in shape and protects them from being squished, creased, wrinkled, or poked. You can protect other lingerie with a lingerie travel bag. It doesn't have to be Fancy-smancy...you can just get a smaller bag, (perhaps a cosmetic bag or two) and carefully fold your lingerie. I tend to actually use small space bags or mesh lingerie laundry bags to keep them together, and still allow me to see what is where. I am very practical about packing, so these do the trick well! But larger cosmetic bags keeps your lingerie protected, in case you want some discretion during airport check points.
If you are traveling by plane, you may want to put some thought into the underthings you plan to wear to the airport. Control garments or shapewear may become uncomfortable if your body bloats at high altitudes. The US TSA recommends that you don’t wear a bra with an underwire as it may set off the metal detectors, and also asks that you do not wear gel bras. The TSA also warns against clothing with metal buttons, snaps or studs – so the metal bits on your garter belt or corset may cause a problem. That all being said, I have walked through the metal detectors with an underwire bra plenty of times and have never been stopped because of my bra? But hey...do you want that type of embarrassment in front of all those people? I guess I should be safe than sorry.
While away, you can bring some cleanser with you if you plan to do laundry before you come home. I normally recycle small shampoo bottles and fill them with laundry detergent and fabric softener and then put them in ziplock bags, and then again in a cosmetic bag to keep them from spilling and ruining all my cloths. I also pack my laundry essentials kit found in my store, so that if I do wash my delicates, I am prepared to dry them wherever I am.
If you do not plan on washing your garments, and you plan on using that swimsuit often, be sure to bring a large ziplock bag with you to pack it. You may want to get that last mionute swim in before the flight and may be forced to pack a damp suit.
If you want to cut down on the amount of laundry you will have and have to add a fun twist to your vacation, get edible undies! What a great surprise for your partner!