Bras come in all price ranges, and some are easier to care for than others. Some are machine washable, but other bras are delicate and must be washed and dried with care. Even when washed very carefully some do not last more than a few months because they are not designed to last, especially underwire bras. The wires end up poking through the material, and they end up bent and useless if they are not immediately repaired. Try the following easy ways to wash and dry delicate bras, and reinforce the underwire varieties before they become ruined.
Follow product label instructions when attempting to wash delicate bras. Try the following washing method with caution, and when in doubt, try this method with an older bra before trying to wash newer delicate items. Also, never use chlorine bleach unless washing instructions indicate that it is safe to use.
An Easy Way to Wash Delicate Bras in the Washing Machine
It is not necessary to buy a special bag to wash delicate bras in the washing machine, and it is not always necessary to wash them by hand. To wash delicate bras in the washing machine, you will need a cotton pillowcase of the same color as the undergarments. This will prevent the transfer of dye. Place up to three delicate underwire or regular bras of the same color in the pillowcase, and tie the end closed. Wash the garments in cool water on a delicate setting for the least amount of time on the dial. The pillowcase will keep them from agitating violently and becoming damaged or tangled.
How to Dry Delicate Bras
For best results, hang delicate bras to dry unless the label says they can be dried in an automatic dryer. The straps can be clipped to a standard clothing hanger and hung on a towel bar, a closet rod, or a shower curtain rod.
Hang them outside whenever possible and they will dry fast and smell naturally fresh. White fabric will naturally become whiter and brighter in the sun, and this is a plus since most items should not be washed using chlorine bleach.
How to Repair and Reinforce Delicate Underwire Bras
Do you have underwire bras that are poking you in sensitive locations? Do not throw them away. They can be repaired! The article entitled How to Repair an Underwire Bra provides valuable information on how to save delicate bras from ending up in the trash. Take precautions before they become damaged, and they will last longer than ever.