Does your underwear drawer hide bad secrets? Are you guilty of lingerie crime?
Whether it’s wearing the wrong size, washing them on the wrong setting or even worse not washing them enough there’s a lot of common mistakes that could land you in women’s underwear hell. So if your bras aren’t as brilliant as they used to be here are some brief tips.
- A measure of success
You may think you have your size covered but even if you have been measured before it doesn’t mean you are wearing the right size bra because your size isn’t fixed and can fluctuate on a regular basis down to everything from stress to the weather. The experts reckon we should be getting ourselves measured every 6-8 months if we want to provide our breasts with the best support and definitely changing our bras every year to ensure they stay robust enough for the job.
- Dressing room horrors
Have you ever got to a store dressing room and realised that size 10 no longer fits and you are going to have to go up a dress size!? But this might have nothing to do with that extra helping of pudding – it might just be that your underwear isn’t supporting you in the right places. Good fitting underwear isn’t just important for support, it holds the tissue in the correct place and then you will find that size 10 slides on easily.
- Rule of three
According to the professionals you should be washing your bras every three wears. However the key here is that you don’t wear them three days consecutively. Just like your favourite pair of shoes, you need to give your bras a break and rotate them. This requires some clever calculation so you remember how many times you have worn each bra but if in doubt wash them all once a week for a clean slate.
- DIY washing
Warning – you could be destroying all of your efforts to get the right fit by throwing your bras in with the rest of the laundry each week. Bras are delicate and as such should be treated with care. If you don’t have the time to wash them out by hand with lingerie wash use the coolest setting on your machine and only wash lingerie together.
- Night time blunders
At the end of the day it might feel free to jump into bed au naturale but this could be a big mistake for keeping that supportive tissue pert. Breast tissue needs support even at night. Swap your wired bra for a more comfortable sports bra but ensure that the support is still there to avoid nighttime blunders.
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- Don’t be sentimental
You might think you have a good selection of bras but the truth is you probably only wear half of them. Give old underwear the boot and reorganise your wardrobe – you can use these tips to fill your drawers with a better fitting, more comfortable selection.
- Take care
Wearing the right underwear that is well cared for can do wonders not only for your confidence but also the health of your supportive tissue and your overall look. Lingerie items are delicate so treat them with respect and care and they will treat you to a lifetime of perks.