Bra Care like You Care

How exciting would it be to find fresh new bras in your closet every time you open it?

While you can’t be buying new bras every weekend, you can definitely learn some tricks to keep them new.

It’s crazy how you spend thousands a year on bras but you are completely clueless when it comes to caring for them. It is good news for lingerie retailers when users don’t know bra care because a shorter life span means more repeat sales.

Can you imagine having a pet dog and feeding and treating it right? You don’t expect the dog to live past 60 days do you?

….”But it’s just bra”. Yes it is just bra, but that doesn’t mean you don’t care for them – right?

If you’re going to be spending anyway, you should be spending on different types and styles of lingerie because of the different occasions where you will need them, not because the 3 month old bra has gone out of shape because it was spun and twisted harshly in the washing machine on high temperatures.

As worthy as bras are as investments, they are also very delicate investments so it pays to learn and be aware of how to treat them like your best friends.

They work so hard for you. They make sure you have the right support, the perky boobs, the cleavage so deep you can pour wine into (and feeling naughty about it) and more importantly, they make you feel great!

There are only 2 ways to washing everything – either you manual wash them or you put it on auto.

While you should really hand wash your bras, you’re going to scream about your morning rush hour traffic, your next appointment with your client, your dinner date, your coffee that’s boiling in the machine – we know you have so much to do with so little time.

If you’re not going to hand wash them, you have to wash your bras in the washer on the gentlest cycle there is and you have to put them in a bag.

Do not stuff too many bras in a bag or they won’t be clean. Hook the bands together and wash them with similar colors and never ever spin them dry.

Air dry them and if you cant wait for your bras to dry, you can either wear something else or buy a new one. We have good bras too!

You will never want to hang them like this! You should first towel dry your bras to remove excess water and then lay them flat to dry.

But if you have to hang, make sure you hang them at the centre gore so gravity wouldn’t pull the bra loose.

Remember, you will be excited to see fresh new bras every time you open your closet!

When to Wear a Balconette Bra

 

Unless you are not wearing bras anymore, your lingerie collection is the backbone of your wardrobe that gets worn the most but gets the least love.

 

Like your other outfit, there’s a bra for every occasion which means you need to categorize them well.

 

A balconette bra is easily one of the sexiest everyday styles you have sitting in your wardrobe. It cups your breasts gently from below giving them a natural lift and a rounded appearance from the front. Its straps are further apart for a wider and lower cut neck line.

 

If your busts are pointing upwards and outwards, it’s definitely wrong. You should be feeling the confidence now that there’s more volume at the top giving the impression of fuller busts and your boobs should not look like they are popping out.

 

While it’s not the best option for a great cleavage, it’s certainly brings your volume game to the next level and it doesn’t make your boobs look fake – that’s the last thing you want to see happening.

 

A well fitted balconette bra makes the best of your décolletage.

 

How many times have you ditched that pretty off-shoulder dress because you look flat in it? Pretty sure you have abandoned the one with a square neck line as well. That’s not fair!

 

You can definitely pair your balconette bras with some of these tops.

 

Top 7 Fatal Mistakes Men Make When Buying Lingerie

 

7. Being the Shy Boy

“How am I ever going do this?!” sounds familiar? Have you ever wanted to get your girlfriend a piece of lingerie but you never had the guts to shop for it? If you want to surprise her, you bet it’s worth walking into that lingerie store and get her something nice. Don’t be shy, you are not the only guy who walks through that door to do some female underwear shopping. After all, you get to see her wearing it, right?

 

6. Shopping without Shopping

So you muster your courage, you walk through that door feeling a little bashful. Shopping is called shopping for a reason. Since you have made up your mind, it doesn’t hurt to look around at the different types of lingerie in the store. Choosing one that’s expensive doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Remember, it’s the results that matter, not the process!

 

5. Playing the Guessing Game

A for Lemon, B for Orange… No, B for Bra Sizes! Yes, that’s right and that’s exactly what I am saying. There is no way you can guess her bra size or equate it to some fruits (I’m not saying it’s wrong but it’s just very vague) when shopping for her. Don’t guess her size, ask her! You can check her closet and if it doesn’t work, you can bring her lingerie to the store and let them help you out with the size.

 

4. Unflattering sizes

Getting her the wrong size for Valentine’s is as good as buying her nothing. Wearing a poor fitting bra not only has concerns over health issues but it makes the wearer uncomfortable and unflattering. It could also create unnecessary visible bra cups and straps over her blouse.

 

3. Making her a Porn Star

Here’s a pointer; the lingerie is for HER, not for YOU! When deciding on what to buy, never ever get your inspiration from your favorite adult film stars. Your girlfriend isn’t one of them. Also, less fabric doesn’t mean it’s cheaper, I know what you are thinking of *grin* She wouldn’t be too flattered to know that you want her to dress like a porn star. Instead, get her something comfortable and nice.

 

2. Undesirable styles

A piece of lingerie is not just for support. There are many different styles other than just the Push Up. If you have no idea, read the rest of the blog. Take your time and do your research, buy something which suits her personality. You’ll know it’s worth it when you see that smile on her face.

 

1. Mismatching Fashion

There’s the bra and the panty and there is certainly no reason to mismatch them. Buy a complete set instead. Well, after all I am pretty sure you wouldn’t want her to think you got them from a cheap sale do you?