5 Essential Rules To Keeping Your Bra As Good As New
Posted on 01 March 2016
In its literal sense, bra is an essential foundation garment for women. That being said, it is also one of the trickiest garments to maintain.
Since women wear a bra almost every day, it tends to lose its shape and elasticity over a short time period. This is why, it is absolutely necessary to buy quality bras from a renowned seller, such as Slim Girl Shape. We specialize in a variety of premium quality bra and panties’ set.
Alternatively, we recommend that you follow the cleaning and maintenance tips below to ensure the longevity of your bras:
Don’t wash your bras every day
Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to wash a standard bra too often. Of course, this also depends on your personal hygiene. If you sweat a lot, go ahead and wash it. But for everyday wear, there is no need to wash it after every wear. The best thing is to rotate your bras to make them last longer. In other words, don’t wear the same bra every day. This way you won’t feel the need to wash your bras daily.
Handwash your bras in cold water
Use cold water and a mild detergent to wash your bras. It is better to handwash them rather than putting them in a machine. Remember to hook the clasps before washing them. Handle padded bras with care. Don’t drain them in water as they will lose their shape.
Never use bleach
Use top quality detergents to wash your bras. Gentle detergents work best. Don’t use bleach. Bleach contains harsh ingredients that will damage a bra’s fabric, shape as well as elasticity.
As a rule of thumb, read your detergent’s ingredients to make sure it does not have bleach.
Clean white bras separately
As with other apparel, wash white and colored bras separately. Your lingerie contains synthetics. This means that they have a higher chance to pick up dyes from colored garments. Make sure to wash all the white bras together, while the colored ones separately.
Never dry your bras in a dryer
Never dry your bras in a dryer. If you place them in a dryer, the heat will ruin its elasticity. In fact, cotton bras may even shrink, which would ultimately damage its underwire. Similarly, don’t squeeze out excess water by manhandling them.
Once you have washed your bras, pat them gently. Next, place them on a towel (cups facing up). A common mistake most women make is that they hang their wet bras from a clothesline. This actually distorts the shape of a bra.
These simple tips are guaranteed to make your bras last longer. Try them today and you will see a difference in the quality of your bras!
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