After spending the time to be fitted and searching for the perfect style, caring for your bra properly is important. Wash your bra by hand daily. This will lengthen the life of the bra and remove all dirt and oil from the bra fabric that might have accumulated during the day.
Invest in a delicate care wash bag for your intimate apparel. A delicate care wash bag allows you to wash your intimate apparel in a washing machine without damaging sensitive fabrics. If hand-washing is not an option, a wash bag/basket is the best way to ensure that your intimate apparel won't be damaged in the washing machine. See our Bra washing basket
Avoid wearing your bra for two consecutive days. Your body exudes heat and heat makes the Lycra in the bra stretch when it is warm. Wearing your bra for more than one day in a row will cause it to deteriorate faster. Lycra needs at least 24 hours to cool off --- so alternating bras each day will go a long way towards good bra care.
Caring for your bras properly also means taking measures to store them correctly. In many cases, bras are haphazardly placed into a lingerie drawer with other bras and lingerie items. This contributes to wear and tear on your bra because the hooks and snaps on your intimate apparel can snare the fabric and cause tears in your bras. It is best to store bras in a separate drawer, folded neatly so they can stay in top condition.
Most forms of exercise, even moderate activity, puts a strain on your breasts. The stress that exercise puts on the sensitive breast area can often result in temporary pain and stretching of the Cooper's ligaments, which is the area of the chest containing the outer skin and connective tissues. Breasts do not have much internal support, which is why strain on them from strenuous activities, such as jogging, can cause saggy breasts. However, studies show that you can reduce the stress on your breasts by 78 percent. The way to achieve this is by wearing the correct sports bra during exercise or other sports and activities. Sports bras provide the extra support needed to avoid excessive bouncing of the breasts, which results in less stress and pain on your breasts. Designed to hold your breasts firmly in place, sports bra allow you a complete range of movement. Most sports bras come in fabrics designed to repel moisture from the skin. Sports bras come in a variety of styles and fabrics, so choose one based on your personal active routine. See our Sports Bras
There are varieties of minimizer bra choices available. From seamless to cotton to lace, women are always on the lookout for the best minimizer bra. Minimizer bras serve a niche market, with most bras beginning at size 34-C or 36-C. This is because women smaller than this cup or band size usually do not need to minimize their bustline. Custom made minimizer bras are available from a number of manufacturers for women with a cup size lower than C looking to downsize their look. See our Minimiser Bras
Glamour Magazine rated the "VPL" (visible panty line) the number one fashion faux-paux for women. Rid yourself of the VPL curse forever. Visible panty lines can ruin an outfit faster than the wrong pair of shoes. With tight pants, opt for thong panties or seamless panties. Boy shorts, or other seamless styles of underwear, are also great for form-fitting clothing. See our Seamless Panties
Nude colored bras are a great fall-back if you are unsure what color bra to wear under a lightly colored shirt. They come in a variety of styles and cuts and help to create a smooth seamless shape. Nude is the surefire way to avoid wearing the wrong color bra under your shirt or blouse. When choosing a bra to wear under a light-colored or sheer shirt, pick a bra close to your skin tone. That will help the bra show up less than if you picked pure white.
The following steps explain how to put on a bra the correct way. Wearing your bra properly is as important as finding the correct bra to wear. Take these steps:
There are ways to know that your bra sizing is incorrect. Some immediate signs are:
After training bras and before those with fuller breasts, there are bras for teenagers. Teenagers should look for bras with good support, which is important during the development years. However, little tops are usually a staple of teenage style, which means bra straps are usually visible. See our Bra Straps
For this purpose, allow your teenager to have fun with their bra collection. Mix and match fun colors, funky patterns and different fabrics to match their ever-changing wardrobe.
But do not let the proper fit fall by the wayside. Don't purchase "fun" bras that offer little to no support and be sure that the style of the bra coincides with the measurements of your teenager. This is an important factor for girls whose breasts are still developing.
T-shirt bras are perfect for every body type. Often seamless, a t-shirt bra is frequently made with molded cups, which gives you great lift and support, and looks great under the thinnest of material. See our T- Shirt Bras
A convertible bra has its place in every woman's bra collection. Convertible bras are all-purpose – they have detachable and changeable straps that can accommodate a one-sided shirt, a halter or criss-cross top or a racerback tank top. The straps are removable and can be changed around depending on the top you are wearing.
You can also do away with the straps completely for a strapless bra look. The beauty of the convertible bra is that it gives you so many options. You can wear it under a variety of different shirts and still get the support of a full coverage bra. Choose a convertible bra with proper support so that no matter which way you decide to wear it, you still look your very best. See our Convertible Bras
If this is a constant problem, you are probably in the wrong size. Measure yourself using the steps on our Panty Fitting page and you will probably find that you need to go up a size. However, if the size is correct, your panties may have lost their shape and need to be replaced. See our Panty Size Chart
That is a very individual question because it depends on how many panties you have and how you wash them. In general, if you are constantly fighting panty ride up, the elastic is stretched out, the fabric is yellowed or fraying, or you would frankly be embarrassed if anyone saw you wearing them, they need to be replaced.
Your swimwear has been carefully designed and constructed to give the best fit, comfort and performance in the water. However, factors such as chlorine, strong sunlight or heat, sun lotions and perspiration can all degrade the fabric or colour and cause your suit to age prematurely.
By following these simple care guidelines you can maximise the life of your suit:
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