Caring for your bra
The bra is intricately constructed to support and often uses delicate or specialist fabrics. Taking care of your bra will ensure it keeps its shape and structure longer.
Can I machine wash my bra?
Manufacturers normally recommend that you hand wash a bra as a machine can cause damage. We’d advise that you follow the manufacturer’s care instructions to avoid:
- the underwire coming loose and damaging your machine
- the foam moulding of a t-shirt bra becoming crumpled
- the fastening damaging stitching or delicates
If you do use a washing machine, we recommend using a laundry bag and setting a delicate, low temperature cycle.
Can my bra be tumble dried?
No, even on a low heat setting this would damage any elastane in the fabric. Any padding would be likely to wrinkle or shrink.
Any tips for hand washing my bra?
Use cold water and a detergent designed for delicates. Drip dry, do not wring out. Delicate and synthetic fabrics tend to dry quite quickly.
How can I increase the life of my bra?
We recommend that you do not wear the same bra for two days running, as a break in wear will allow the fabric time to recover its shape. Carefully wash your bras regularly and follow the manufacturer’s care instructions.
How should I store my bras?
Storing your lingerie properly will help keep it looking good for longer. T-shirt bras need special attention: you can fold them in half and put one cup inside the other, or stack them side by side, but whatever you do, take care not to dent the cup shape by stuffing them into a drawer. Make extra room by folding your non moulded underwired bras in the centre and stacking them vertically one next to the other.