Undoing Your Bra Damage
Your bras have made your life so much easier. But if you’re like most women, you’ve probably done things to them that have diminished their lifespan without even realizing it.
We’re here to tell you it’s not too late! You can undo the damage and help your bras last longer with just a few simple changes. We are going to share with you the most common bra mistakes women make and how you can break the habits that are causing those issues.
Wearing the same bra every day
Wearing the same bra every day can be very damaging to your favorite bra. Besides reducing the fabric’s elasticity, it can also lead to an increase in bacteria buildup and impair the fabric’s overall appearance and feel. Wearing the same bra every day causes more friction in certain areas, leading to skin irritation and discomfort.
To prevent this from happening, make sure you have at least four different bras in rotation so that you’re not wearing the same one all the time. This will help extend the life of your bras and keep them looking and feeling better for longer.
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You might think that your bra will be okay if you just throw it into your drawer or leave it hanging on a hanger, but improper storage can ruin it quickly. Even though you might be tempted to fold your bras and store them in a drawer, the best way to store them is to hang them up. This will help prevent any damage to the cups or straps and keep the shape of your bra intact.
Store your bras away from other items, such as jewellery or other clothing. This is because jewellery and other materials can snag the fabric or cause the delicate lace and embroidery to become worn and stretched out. If you must keep multiple bras in one drawer, use an organizer so that the bras don’t get smashed together. Make sure that you also keep the hooks on the outside of the drawer so that they don’t get caught on other items.
Keep bras away from sources of light and heat. Sunlight can cause fabrics to fade and become discolored. Heat can cause the elastic fibers in your bras to break down and lose their shape. To prevent this, make sure that you store your bras in a cool, dark place.
You need to pay close attention to the washing process. If you’re not careful, you can ruin a perfectly good bra by washing it incorrectly. Washing bras can be tricky, and there are a few key things to keep in mind when you’re getting ready to put them in the wash.
Always use a lingerie bag when washing your bras. This will help keep them from getting tangled up in other clothes and also protect them from damage.
Use mild detergent and cold water. Hot water can damage the delicate fabric of your bras and cause them to lose shape and elasticity. Avoid using fabric softeners or dryer sheets, as these can also break down the elasticity and cause your bras to lose their shape over time.
Air dry your bras. Never put them in the dryer! The heat from the dryer can cause irreparable damage to the fabric and clasps of your bras.
Not fastening hooks in the right place
Many women don’t realize that the way they fasten the hooks on their bras can have an impact on the life of their bra. When putting on a new bra, it’s important to make sure that you fasten the hooks on the loosest setting so that the band has room to be adjusted as the elastic starts to stretch out over time. Not doing so can cause your bra band to stretch out too quickly, leading to premature sagging and an overall decrease in the longevity of your bra.
Similarly, it’s important to make sure that you don’t fasten your bra too tight. Tightening the hooks beyond what is comfortable for you can lead to excessive stretching of the band and ultimately reduce the support and comfort of your bra. Remember that your bra should always fit snugly but comfortably – never so tight that it leaves marks on your skin.
Not handwashing your bras regularly
Handwashing your bras helps to preserve their shape and fabric, as well as prevent them from developing odors. It also ensures that they last longer and maintain their support over time. Regularly handwashing your bras will help extend their life and keep them looking and feeling like new for much longer.
So if your bras are feeling a little worse for wear, it’s time to set the record straight on what you should and shouldn’t be doing to your bras to get the most out of them!