7 Clothing Items You Should Never Put in the Dryer ...


Dryers are wonderful inventions and I don’t know what we’d do without them. But there are some clothing items that you should never put in the dryer. Of course you can put anything in there that you wish to but you may not get the results you’re hoping for. For the best results on your laundry, these are clothing items you should never put in the dryer.

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Bras are not meant to go in the dryer, ladies. I know it’s a bit of a hassle but the life of your bras will be extended so much longer if you allow them to air dry. Of all of your clothing items, your bras are probably the most delicate. They require special care. Always allow your bras to dry flat and reshaped in their original form.



Rayon is a tricky little fabric. Sadly, I’ll admit that I’ve learned this lesson through experience. Rayon can shrink and leave you with a clothing item that looks like it’s meant to fit your daughter or kid sister than you. Always allow your rayon clothing to air dry. If it’s a bit too big you can machine dry it but do so carefully, keeping a close eye on it.



Silk is an item of clothing that’s best to keep out of the dryer. To be honest, it’s a garment that may have special washing instructions, too. But if you do wash it, don’t throw it in the dryer. Lie it flat to dry. Drying it could cause runs in the fabric or weaken it to the point where it could be damaged easily.


Wool Sweaters

Wool is a fragile fabric, as well. I’ll admit that it doesn’t feel very fragile. It feels very rough and strong to the skin but a run through the dryer will prove that theory incorrect. The dryer can break down the fabric of a wool sweater. It’s best to let your wool sweaters dry flat. I actually do this with most of my sweaters, regardless of the fabric content.


Lace Items

A lot of lace items can go through the dryer but there’s a possibility of damage to them. They can get a ragtag look about them and begin to collect things like lint and strings off of other clothing . Lace is a beautiful type of clothing that you want to take care of. Whether it’s a pair of lace panties or a lace top, you want to treat it with care. Line-dry your lace items for the best results.



Your camis may be completely okay in the dryer. However I’ve lost many camis this way when the straps would catch in the door or around my lint filter. I’ve even had them ruined by them wrapping around other clothing items. It’s best to let your camis line-dry. If you do throw them in the dryer, use a lingerie bag to protect them.


Anything That Just Fits

Anything that just fits you is something you probably shouldn’t throw in the dryer. If it’s a clothing item that doesn’t need to be shrunk then it’s best to keep it out of the heat. You want to be especially careful with clothing that has a high content of cotton because that’s a fabric known to shrink easily. A lot of clothing can stand a little shrinkage. It’s those clothing items that fit perfectly just as they are that you want to keep out of the dryer.

This is a guide to some clothing items that shouldn’t be put in the dryer. Now, I’m curious about you. What items do you keep out of the dryer?

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What about tops that are a certain percent rayon?

I always put my bras in the drayer

I always put my bras in a mesh bra container when I put them through the wash. That way the bras are safe & contained from the time they go into the washing machine, the transfer from the washing machine to the drier to the removal to just before putting the clothes into the hamper

Jeans 🙅 don't dry your jeans, it wears them down faster

Very helpful. Thank you

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As for your Camis, I recommend tying the straps together to prevent them from getting ruined

Tops with elastic. The elastic will begin to come out of the shirt and its impossible to get rid of. It starts to look all stringy.

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