I purchased my first ever bodysuit 6 months ago, and a second one today. I read countless reviews written by consumers, before ultimately making my decision on which type of compression I truly wanted to purchase, and this one is by far my absolute favorite.
I was warned by many reviews - "DO NOT PUT IN DRYER". Stubborn me did not heed any warning, and into the dryer it went once every two weeks on high heat!
Soon, the material compressing my love handles began to tear a thin line in the fabric streaking from left to right. NOT GOOD! Popping out came my right love handle, to which I was no longer able to wear my bodysuit under a t-shirt, as a big fat lump was easily noticeable. Sad was the life of my 6 month (at the time, 5 month) old bodysuit.
Moral of the story here, wash, yes, but don't dry, at least not on high heat anyway. And if you do decide to dry, dry it on low heat and be sure to check and remove bodysuit (once it is dry) while remaining laundry tumbles in dryer.