TIRED of your underwires constantly pushing into your chest or your bra straps losing their elasticity?
Well, according to a bra fitter, the reason your lingerie wears out so quickly could be entirely up to you.
Professional installer Kimmay, who is from the United States, took ICT Tac where she revealed the three mistakes women make when it comes to taking care of their cups.
Listing the first mistake, Kimmay explains that you should never fold one cup into the other to store it.
“It’s so bad for that mug,” she explains, “it’s just going to indent it, invert it, and ruin it.”
Her second tip is to avoid tying your bra in the front, then swinging it back and up the cups.
“It will stretch the band and it will also push the cups against the body and that’s the second reason the underwires stick out,” says Kimmay.
A commenter was quick to ask if they could adjust the move without damaging their bra.
They wrote, “I put mine upside down but I don’t turn the cups over. I keep them so they don’t do this. Is that ok?”
Kimmay was quick to reassure that this method is “much better”.
The third tip will be the biggest shock to most bra wearers, because Kimmay says you should never put your bras in the washing machine or dryer.
She explains, “Spinning at high heat doesn’t end well for your delicate bras or anything made of elastic.
“Bras cost money so you want to help them last longer and if you take good care of them they will also feel more comfortable on your body for longer.”
Instead, Kimmay suggests washing bras by hand using a mild detergent in a sink, bucket or tub.