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How to look after your bras

When you find a great-fitting bra, you’ll want to wear it over and over again. So, how can you make sure it lasts as long as possible?

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How to look after your bras

Once you've discovered a well-made bra with a fabulous fit, you'll want to keep it in great shape. That's why it's improtant to treat it with plenty of TLC!

Lysa Hearst, Lingerie Technical Manager at George, says, ‘I suggest using a non-bio detergent as it’s gentler next to the skin. Also, avoid fabric softener and make sure detergent is well rinsed out to avoid irritation.’

 

How should you look after your BRAs? 

You don’t need to wash your bra every time you wear it – unless of course its dirty or sweaty, Usually, a bra should be washed about every three to four wears. It's worn directly against the skin day in, day out, and can soon start to accumulate dirt, oil, bacteria and sweat from your body – so needs a regular freshen-up to keep you feeling comfortable and confident.

You shouldn’t wear the same bra every day, as the elastic it contains needs to relax between wears to keep it springy. If you have a favourite bra, consider buying a few the same so you can alternate between days.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO wash a bra?

The secret to bra long life is to wash it carefully – so make sure to check the instructions on the label. Keep things gentle and cool, and always lay flat to dry.

It’s best to clasp the bra shut and pop it in a garment bag before putting it in the washing machine. Not only will this help to maintain the shape, but it won’t get twisted up with other clothes or snag any delicate items.

Lysa Hearst, Lingerie Technical Manager at George, says, ‘I suggest using a non-bio detergent as it’s gentler next to the skin. Also, avoid fabric softener and make sure detergent is well rinsed out to avoid irritation.’

For extra care, especially for delicate bras and those with a lot of lace, wash on an super-gentle cycle, or try hand-washing with a special handwash detergent and make sure you rinse well.

Bras hate extreme heat, so never tumble dry! Most bras will dry overnight if laid out flat on an airer. Natural air drying is best for your bra – and better for the environment, too. 

 

Time to buy a new bra? Discover our full range over at George Fashion here.