Bras can be quite expensive, so it is important that you buy one you like and that fits properly. Once you’ve bought the perfect bra for you it is then important that you look after it.

The majority of manufacturers recommend hand washing your bras, as machine washing bras with underwires can shrink the fabric, miss-shape the wires and cause them to push through the fabric. Use cool water as hot water can damage fabrics like lace, embroidery, bindings and elastics. Cool water will also help keep the garments’ colours and will prevent white fabrics from going off-white.

If you prefer to wash your bras in the washing machine, some manufacturers advise that you do up the clasp of your bra, put your bra in a wash bag (which will protect your bra from getting twisted) and make sure the machine’s settings are set to “delicates” or “soft wash” which is a gentler cycle for your bra. You can purchase a wash bag from specialty bra boutiques or major department stores.
If you look after your bras they’ll look after you!