How to Take Care of your Intimate Apparel Properly
Glamour Magazine estimates that the average woman owns 16 bras at any given time, and will spend around $4,000 on bras during her lifetime. That doesn’t account for underwear and other lacy undergarments, all of which must be cared for properly in order to maintain their shape. Most women fail to care for their intimate apparel properly-here are some tips you should use to ensure yours maintains its shape as long as possible.
Hand Washing is Best
Lingerie is often made from delicate fabrics such as silk, lace or satin that can easily become stretched or damaged when placed in a washing machine. To prevent damage, you should always hand wash your lingerie in cold water using a very mild detergent. Avoid excessive wringing, as this can cause your garments to lose their shape as well.
Before washing, you should also:
- Separate light colors from dark
- Hook bras to prevent them from catching on things
- Use a soft brush to gently remove stains
After hand washing, be sure to hang your garments up to dry, as heat from the dryer can also damage their delicate fabrics and affect elasticity. Allow them to air dry away from heat sources to ensure they maintain their shape.
Never stack bras with the cups on top of one another, as this can affect the way you look while wearing them. Cups may no longer be molded to your breast tissue, and can cause an uneven appearance. A better solution would be to utilize a bra tree to hang them from instead. A bra tree will not only keep your bras in top shape, but will also make them easily accessible as well. To find out more, contact us.