If you found a perfect fit bra and you stick to that number and style, take care of it. There is no holy grail to cup sizes and it’s so hard to find the right one. It is so hard find the correct fit and sizing.
It is so hard that 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. Of those women, 70% wore bras that are too small, probably these women preferred lift and believed that the tighter it is, the more support it gives.
And the rest of the 10% they wore the bras that are too big, probably they just want to wear bras for cover and don’t like the discomfort of bras and ignore the falling straps. Or maybe they are hand me downs, just kidding! 😊 I wonder what those 10% of women getting the perfect fitting bra.
So, if you find a right fitting bra, it makes sense to take care of what looks after you, right? But I think we’ve all been guilty of throwing our bras in the washing machine; most of us think we just simply don’t have the time to hand wash and really just prefer to ‘shove it’ all into the washing machine all at once.
But why should I hand wash my bras you ask? Well..
- By hand washing you can preserve the life-cycle of your bra; a good bra should last up to 6 months (depending on how often or not it’s being worn)
- Machine washing can stretch out the elastic, leaving it unable to give you the support you need
- It can also tangle everything up together with other clothes & pull your carefully constructed brassieres entirely out of shape
- Washing amongst other clothes can cause the bra to turn grey or dingy from colour run off
- Aggressive machine washing can cause the underwire to pop out of its’ encasing and the fabric to thin and tear
Read on to learn to learn our top hand washing tips to keep your bras performing at their best:
- Bras should be washed between 2-5 wears depending on the type of skin you have – the oils from your skin can degrade elastic, along with perfumes and deodorants so if you’ve had a particularly sweaty day, then it’s probably best to wash, if not, wear for another day.
- To wash the bra, simply soak it in lukewarm water in the sink or a bowl with a splash of lingerie wash, baby shampoo or if you don’t have those, normal shampoo or a teaspoon of detergent will work fine; the less harsh the better.
- Make sure the bra is completely submerged, then leave it for 15 – 20 minutes, if the bra is slightly soiled, lightly agitate in the water or use a toothbrush to get rid of any stains otherwise it’s fine just staying still, definitely do not rub the bra together.
- After the bra has been soaked, fill the sink or bowl with fresh water and submerge once more, move the bra around a little whilst rinsing under a cold tap to ensure there is no product left in the bra and all the dirt is out.
- Hang dry and never machine dry.
For adhesive bras and Sticker pasties, which are perfect for backless dress or even for everyday use as a less restrictive bra, if you don't like uncomfortable straps. Of course you can't throw them in the washing machine. It even does not need scrubbing. Here's how you clean it.
It is recommended that you wash the adhesive surface of your Adhesive bra using warm water with mild soap that contains no lotion, moisturizer, perfume, oil, etc., and wash the adhesive using the palm of your hand. Do not use your finger nails or any abrasive material to clean, because they will create permanent damage to the adhesive. Rinse with warm water, and shake off the excess water before hanging them to air dry.
Store the dried, clean Adhesive bra in its original clear case to protect them from foreign objects such as lint and dust.
You may watch the video here on how to use it and how to take care of it. Click here!
For more guided do's and don't you me read this article. <<
Believe us, your bras (and your boobs) will thank you!