Listen up, here. If you one of those women that do not think that bras should be washed all that regularly, you are not alone. Many women believe that because the bras are worn underneath the clothes, it does not get as dirty as the outer clothes. Yet, that could not be more wrong!
Luckily, the Huffington Post interviewed a boutique manager from Rigby & Peller (a 75+ year old UK company specialising in lingerie) and chat about all things bras!
According to Rigby & Peller’s Fifth Avenue boutique manager Candece Etafo, you must wash your bras after every three wears and never wear the same bra more than two days in a row. “You’re stretching them out. Would you do that to your favorite pair of shoes? Your favorite jeans? No,” Candece explained. Essentially, you should be rotating your bras same as you rotate your clothing.
In regard to washing your bras, Candece suggests to always hand-wash then rather than throwing them in the washing machine, as handwashing prolongs their lifespan.
If you simply can not find time to do any hand washing, you can place bras and other delicate lingerie in a large mesh garment bag, wash it in cold water setting the delicate cycle, and hang to dry it.
Another important tip is, before going shopping for a new bra, you should always get the help of a professional bra fitter. A lot can change with your body during stages of weight loss or pregnancy.
A professional bra fitter will be able to ensure you’re wearing a well-fitting and comfortable bra that provides all the support in the right places.