This is a good question that we get asked daily! We want you to get the maximum life span out of your new bras. The secret (although it’s not really a secret!) is in the way you care for your bras. It is essential that you hand wash your bras, no matter what size, padded or non-padded. Handwashing will maximize the life of your bra and keep it in pristine shape for up to 2 years.
Washing machines, as amazing as they are in cleaning our clothes, are not so kind to delicate items, especially underwired bras. The agitation is known to break wires and cause them to pop through the fabric either at the front or under the arms. The underwires can also cause damage to your washing machine as they can become lodged in the drum. Please note: machine washing may void the manufacturer’s warranty on your bra due to incorrect care. You will find most manufacturers recommend handwashing only, please refer to the care label on the inside of your garment.
The quickest, easiest and most efficient way to wash your bras is to take them in the shower with you. If you only wear your bra one day at a time, they only really need a quick rinse with either body wash or shampoo. You can then hang the bra out to dry in the shower and it will most likely be dry and ready to wear the next morning.
If you have only one favourite bra that you wear each and every day, it will most likely only last 6 months with daily wear. However, the more bras you have on rotation the longer they will last. For example, if you have 3 bras on rotation, they should last you 12-18 months, provided they are cared for as we have mentioned above.