4 bra facts: things you probably didn’t know about bras!
Recently picked up your dream bra from our Favourite Fits collection and want it to last for as long as possible? If so, you’re not the only one! For example, many women don’t know how often they should wash their bras, or when a bra needs replacing. Bras keep the shape of your breasts looking nice throughout the day, and they therefore deserve extra attention! The following facts will help you enjoy your favourite bra for longer. Read on!
Fact 1: Set the hooks to the loosest position
When you buy a new bra, it’s best to set the hooks to the loosest position. Here’s the thing: your bra stretches as you wear it more often. If at some point you find that your bra no longer fits snugly, simply move it to one position tighter. Spoiler alert: this will also extend the life of your bra!
Fact 2: Hand wash your bra after you have worn it four times
On average, a bra needs to be washed after you have worn it four times. Do you do a lot of exercise? As you sweat more during exercise, it’s best to wash your sports bras after you have worn them twice. We recommend hand washing bras. Why? It will help your bra retain its elasticity and so last longer. No time to wash your bras by hand? Put your bras inside a mesh bag and then put the bag in the washing machine at the lowest setting. You can find more advice on washing here.
Fact 3: Store bras in shape
Bras without underwiring can simply be folded double, but padded bras are best left in shape and piled up in your chest of drawers. Store your bra with both cups open – never put one cup inside the other. That way, your bra will retain its shape and you can enjoy it for longer!
Fact 4: Replace bras after 8 months
According to lingerie connoisseurs, a bra will last on average 8 months, provided it is properly cared for! After those 8 months, the bra will have stretched and provide less support for your breasts. Changing bras more often means your bras will last longer. A good excuse to shop for even more bras! 😉
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- 11 December, 2020