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The How & How Often of Bra Care

It's summer. It's hot. We sweat! So the million dollar question is how often should we wash our bras?

Some lingerie insiders will tell you after every wear you should wash your bra. True of sports bras, but for everyday lingerie--who has time for that!? As a general rule of thumb, we recommend washing a bra after two or three wears. Sweat has a tendency to stain delicate fabrics while breaking down the elastane, so if your chest tends to perspire, you may need to wash your bra more often.

We also recommend diversifying your bra collection. Wearing the same bra every day will make it break down faster and it will need to be replaced sooner. Always aim to give your bra a rest between wears. Having two or three in rotation is key.

Bras respond better to gentle, non-chlorinated soaps and never, ever throw your bras in the dryer! Hand washing is always recommended, but if you must we suggest a lingerie bag, delicate cycle, and cool water. Suelto offers Soak, a RINSE FREE handwash. Just soak your delicates for 20 minutes and hang to dry. Soak is great for silks and sweaters too!

Remember that even though your bra may not look dirty, it does not mean it's not! Take good care of your bras and they will love you back with lasting support.


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