Pandora Bra Studio has long been celebrated for offering a superb range of plus-size bras that cater to a variety of tastes and needs. We understand the challenges of finding a good fit for larger busts and the unique demands that such bras must meet. Yet, the journey does not end at finding the perfect bra; the care and maintenance of these essential wardrobe pieces are equally important. In this blog post, we share some expert tips from Pandora Bra Studio on how to care for your plus size bras.
- Proper Washing is Key
Firstly, hand washing your bras is the golden rule. Bras, especially plus size ones, are structured pieces of clothing with delicate fabrics and components like underwires and padding. Machine washing can cause them to warp, stretch, or become damaged. Fill a basin with cold water and add a gentle detergent. Immerse your bra and gently agitate the water, allowing the detergent to penetrate the fabric. Rinse thoroughly, ensuring all the soap is out. Remember, no wringing! It can distort the shape of the bra.
- Air Dry Your Bras
Never put your bras in the dryer! The heat can break down the elastic and cause the bra to lose its shape. Instead, reshape your bras while they are still damp and lay them flat or hang them by the center gore (the piece between the cups) to dry.
- Rotate Your Bras Regularly
You should avoid wearing the same bra two days in a row. Giving your bra a ‘rest’ day allows the elastic to recover, prolonging its lifespan.
- Store Them Properly
How you store your bras is also important for maintaining their shape and longevity. Fasten the hooks to prevent them from snagging on other items. Laying them flat in a drawer or arranging them nested together (as they would be displayed in a store) are good ways to store your bras. Avoid folding them in half or inverting one cup into the other as it can distort the shape of the cups.
- Avoid Light-Colored Bras Under Dark Clothing
Dye from darker clothing can sometimes bleed onto lighter bras, especially when you perspire. To avoid discoloring your light-colored bras, opt for nude or darker colors under dark clothing.
- Regularly Replace Your Bras
Even with the best care, bras do not last forever. The lifespan of a bra typically ranges from 6 months to a year, depending on how often it is worn and washed. When you notice signs of wear, like a stretched band or a lack of support, it’s time to replace it.
At Pandora Bra Studio, we are committed to helping our customers feel comfortable and confident in their lingerie. By following these care tips, you can extend the life of your bras, ensuring they remain as supportive and beautiful as the day you purchased them. With the right care, your bra will take care of you in return. Remember, a well-fitted and well-cared-for bra can make a world of difference to your comfort and self-esteem.