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How To Wash Bras

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16 Aug 2021

We are all guilty of turning a blind eye and tossing our bras into the washing machine even though in the back of our heads we know we probably shouldn’t; having a properly washed bra is the first step to feeling great in your outfit and ready to take on the day!

Unless you are extremely hard on your bras, you really only need to wash them every 3-4 wears. To do so, the best method is hand-washing.

Hand-washing your bras not only preserves the style and shape of your bra, but it also makes them softer and maintains delicate aspects such as lace. However, life happens! Sometimes there are just not enough minutes in the day to sit down and wash your bras by hand. In that case, occasionally machine-washing your bras is perfectly okay too.

How to hand wash bras

How to wash bras: bra getting hand washed

The heat from washing machines can melt elastic and metals, causing your bra to lose its shape more rapidly. Therefore, learning how to hand wash bras is very important, and it is easy too! This five-step process only involves a little water and even has some built-in downtime for you.

  1. Fill a sink or bucket with warm water.
  2. Add about 2 tablespoons of a mild detergent
  3. Place your bras in the water for 20 minutes and let them soak.
  4. After 20 minutes rinse your bras in the sink with cold water and squeeze out any extra detergent.
  5. Hang them up to air dry!

How to machine wash bras

How to wash bras: a washing machine on a light pink background
  1. Rinse your bras in cool water
  2. Place your bras in a lingerie bag
  3. Use a mild detergent
  4. Set the machine to gentle wash
  5. Remove your bras once finished and let them air dry

Sure, taking the time to separate your bras from the rest of your laundry takes time, but learning how to wash bras will save you time and money in the long run. Taking care of your bras in the proper way will not only make sure they continue to look good and feel good on your body but will maintain their original shape and prevent you from having to return to the store too often.

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