Bras are expensive. Well at least the good ones are. The ones for those of us with larger breasts CERTAINLY are expensive. The bad thing about them is that no matter how much you paid or how well you take care of them they tend to lose their shape or supportive capabilities.
But have no fear. There are a few simple things you can do to make the most of your bras and ensure they retain their shape.
1. Stack your bras.
Yes ladies, you need to stack your bras when you store them. You can do this by simply placing them in the drawer with the cups of one nestled in the cups of the other. When you are done they should look like bowls (or cups ha ha) that have been stacked and then placed on their side.
You can always buy a bra separator like the one shown below but I believe you can achieve the same thing if you just do it yourself.
The other thing is that you will lose some storage space because of the gaps between the dividers.
2. Rotate your bras.
Now I don't mean that you should hold the bra by the straps and swing it about your head. No...rotate means that you should have enough bras that you are not wearing the same ones constantly. You should really wear a bra about two to three days and then wash it. If you sweat a lot and you are wearing it all day then you might need to wash it after only one use!!
If you are on the 2 day cycle then you would need about 4 bras for the week.....not counting what you wear at home when you get off school or work. So if you are on a 4 bra cycle then you would need to have at least 5 bras so that the first one for the current week does not automatically get worn again during the second week. That is just suggestion though!!!
Yes you need to give your bras a break. Do not wear the same bra continuously..let it rest for a while as you wear the others. I have heard people say you need to give your bra 48 hours to rest...but I do not strictly believe this.
If I can get by on less than 7 hours of rest so can a bra!!!
In any case, have multiples if you can so that you avoid wear and tear.
3. Hand wash your bras.
Yes I know this one is a pain...and I actually only do it for ONE of my bras. It is good tip though and if you only wear the bra for two days it should be easy to clean by hand washing.
4. Air dry your bras.
Another pain in the nether regions...but it helps so much. The heat from the dryer is so bad for your bras as it breaks down the elastic.
The best thing is to place your bras on a flat surface to dry if you can. Of course if you live in an apartment or anywhere that you cannot get good circulation you run the risk of an eternity of drying time...or improper drying.
Those are just a few tips to help care for your bras...share your best bra tips here!!!
Monday, September 29, 2014