FAQs

Q: How should I care for my bras?

A: To prolong the life of your bra as much as possible, you should hand wash your bra using a delicate detergent (see Soak). Lay flat to dry. Never put your bra in a dryer! Finally, store your bra in its natural shape. This means if you have a molded‐cup bra, do not turn the cups inside each other to eliminate damaging the form of the cup.

Q: How long will my bra last?

A: The life span of your bra will vary depending on the quality of the bra, how you care for it, and how often you wear it. A high quality bra made of quality fabrics and laces will prolong the life of a bra. As mentioned above, it is ideal to hand wash your bra. Ideally, you should wear a particular bra only twice a week, washing it after every second wear.

Q: How many bras should I own?

A: The perfect number of bras will depend on each individual woman. On average, four bras is a good recommendation. Two should be the style you wear most often which can be considered your everyday style of bra. You should always have one black bra. Lastly, a bra for special occasions is also important whether it is a strapless, push up, or something that makes you feel beautiful!

Q: What is the best way to store my bras at home?

A: What a nuisance! There is nothing worse than having to pull and tug on any part of your outfit throughout the day not to mention your unmentionables. You may know that 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. What you may not know is the most common mistake women make when bra shopping is choosing one that is too big in the band, and too small in the cup.

Q: How Often Should I Wash My Bra?

A: It is best to hand wash your bra after every other wearing. Hand washing your bra often will prevent body oils and sweat from breaking down the delicate fabrics of your bra prematurely.

How to hand wash your bra:

  1. Fill a sink full of cool water
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of SOAK Lingerie Detergent
  3. Soak your item for 15 minutes
  4. Gently squeeze out water
  5. No need to rinse!
  6. Wash sets or like colors together
  7. Dry flat or hang to dry

Q: WHY DO MY BRA STRAPS FALL OFF MY SHOULDERS?

A: What a nuisance! There is nothing worse than having to pull and tug on any part of your outfit throughout the day not to mention your unmentionables. You may know that 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. What you may not know is the most common mistake women make when bra shopping is choosing one that is too big in the band, and too small in the cup.

Bra straps are placed in relation to the size of the band. For example, the straps of a 30D are positioned closer together compared to the straps of a 40D. Slipping straps may be caused by wearing a bra band too big for your body. With that being said, all women are shaped differently, and some women may experience difficulties because their shoulders slope slightly downward. Bra shopping is never easy when faced alone. All brands and styles fit differently, offer solutions for various issues and are suitable for some women and not others.

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My best advice is to eliminate guessing game of bra shopping by seeking the assistance of a fitting specialist. Typically a bra fitting takes 10 minutes, and from there we can offer countless options that suit your unique needs. With a range from A-L in cup sizes and 28-54 in band sizes, you can be confident that Bra Necessities has just what you need.