Your mom probably told you a lot of things about bras. She taught you how to buy a bra that fits your size or warned you against putting your bra in the dryer. Yet, did she ever tell you how to store those bras? Or how to wash them with care and pack them for travel?
If not, she may have skipped over these important steps. We've got your back with this blog post! Below we’ll share with you how to store bras and pack bras properly.
How To Store Your Bras
Let’s follow these bra storage tips to protect your delicate stuff and make life a little simpler:
Choose A System
You can separate your bras by color (from lightest to darkest) or style (like push-up bras, T-shirt bras, and convertible bras). Also, keep your most-worn bras near the front of your rack or drawer so you'll be able to find your favorite black demi-cup bra faster when it's time for an outfit change!
Stand Them Up
If you store padded or molded bras inside a drawer, make sure they stand up, and the cups line against each other. This way will preserve their shape for as long as possible.
You can store them free-standing if there is enough room inside your drawer for it. Otherwise, buy a special drawer organizer that keeps all of the pieces separated and upright.
Hang Them On Pretty Hangers
If you have extra room in the closet or drawer space in the dresser, consider hanging bras on hangers to avoid wrinkles. That’s especially true with your special occasion bras because their embellishments and high-quality materials are worth preserving.
You should opt for standard triangle or flat padded hangers instead of clip hangers which can leave marks on fabrics. Also, seek out some hangers with grooves when possible so that the straps don't fall off. If you want to save space or create a more aesthetically pleasing display, stack hangers on top of each other so that your bras can hang in a vertical row.
Pair Them Up
When getting ready in the morning, save yourself time by storing your bras with matching panties or placing similar colors of underwear inside each bra's cups!
Don’t Overload Your Drawers: The bras could bunch together and become misshapen!
Don’t Push Or Invert The Cups Inside Each Other: It will result in puckering and dents that make molded bras unattractive.
Don’t Fold Them In Half.
Though it may seem like a good idea to save space, this method will wreak molding, padding, and underwire havoc. It also goes for bralettes, sports bras, or any non-molded bra. If they are wire-free and unlined, you can roll them up to avoid wrinkles!
Don’t Forget To Secure All Hardware.
To avoid damage to delicate fabrics on those bras, always ensure your hook-and-eye closures are secure.
Don’t Be Afraid To Get Creative.
You might not know this, but you can repurpose a belt organizer, a tie rack, or a coat rack to hang your bras in the closet. You can also install tension rods, and use shower curtain rings alternatively.
By adopting our simple tricks, you'll not only be able to enjoy the better organization of your bra collection but also ensure that all your lovely bras last as long as possible. Now that you know how to store your bras. Then, how about washing them properly?
How To Wash Your Bras?
How Often Should You Wash Your Bra?
It depends on you! Washing your bras once a week or every two weeks is a good rule of thumb. Still, there are a few factors to consider. How many bras do you have in rotation? What climate do you wear them in?
Those living in a hot climate are likely to sweat in bras and wash them more frequently than those in a cold area. There will be less strain on each bra if you have more to rotate through, and you can put off washing them for a little longer.
What Is The Best Way To Clean Your Bras?
Bras are complex garments with over 30 delicate components, so you should treat them gently. Hand washing bras is the best way to care for them, but if you don’t have time? Do not worry! You can use a mesh lingerie bag, hook the clasps, and wash on cold. After that, lay them out to dry naturally- never throw bras into the dryer!
It's hard to avoid washing your bras if you don't have enough of them. Having several bras creates more options for outfits, reducing the number of times you need to wash each bra. The ideal number is at least three to five!
How Do You Wash a Lace Bra?
The same rules go for washing lace bras. Make sure not to use hot water or throw it in your dryer, which could damage these delicate fabrics. As always, lay flat and allow the fabric time enough to completely dry before wearing again.
How to Store Bras and Pack Bras for Vacation
Have you ever wondered how to pack bras for travel? Or you just throw them into the suitcase without thinking much? Though bra packing might seem difficult, it’s quite easy. Let us show you how:
Tips To Pack Bras
Before you kick your feet up and enjoy a much-needed vacation, make sure to pack properly so that all of your bras are in top condition when it’s time for them to go back on display.
Leave Them For Last
By packing your bras at the end, you will protect them from being crushed. When you start to load up your suitcase, make sure that there is space for them on top of all other stuff so that nothing else crushes or strains them.
In order to keep your bras from getting smashed and misshapen, store them inside each other.
Stuff Your Bras With Socks And Underwear.
The trick to maximizing space? Stack your bras on top of each other, then store socks underneath. This is a great way to save some serious room in your suitcase and keep those undergarments looking flawless during travel!
How Many Bras Do I Need?
You can determine the number of bras to pack based on the length of your trip and the types of outfits you plan to wear. It’s best to bring three different styles below:
- The Seamless Lounge Bra: keeps you comfortable all day and night with bamboo fabric that wicks away moisture.
- The 24/7™ Classic Strapless Bra: stay confident through daily activities, all night at parties or clubs with no adjusting necessary.
- Our Classic Lace Racerback: versatile and supportive with a beautiful lace back.
That’s all we have for you today - how to store bras and pack bras properly. We hope that these tips will help prolong the life of your bras and make you feel comfortable and fresh during their next outing!
If you need more information on caring for your bras, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. We’re happy to answer any questions or provide advice as needed.