How to Wash Bras

Not sure if you’re washing your bra the right way? No worries because in this article you’ll learn the correct ways to clean your bras and this could be by hand or the machine wash.

Taking the proper laundry care of your bras that will only take you a few minutes will make your bras last longer, and today I’ll show you how.

How often should you wash your bra?

How often you should wash your bras is depending on how often you use your bra.

A good rule of thumb is that you should wash your bra after 2-3 wear.

 If your bra got dirty after the first use, then you wouldn’t want to wait after 2-3 wear to wash your bra.

What types of bras can be wash?

This how-to wash your bra guide is for all types of bras. No matter if the bra type is spandex, silk lace cotton, or even underwire.

Step by step guide

By following this simple to-do step-by-step guide, you’ll be sure to wash your bras the correct way without damaging them.

How to hand wash bras 1
How to hand wash bras

How to hand wash bras?

Washing your bras by hand is a pretty straightforward task to do. 

Hand washing your bras doesn’t have to take too much effort for you to accomplish.

What you’ll need:

  • Basin
  • Delicate detergent
  • Water

Step 1.

Pre-treat your bras by targeting any stain on your bras and any areas that buildup is more likely to occur, like the underwire, hands, and straps.

It is recommended to do this process for every wash so that you can keep your bras from collecting discoloration over time.

Step 2.

Submerge your bras in warm water with delicate detergent and leave them to soak for 30 minutes.

Step 3.

Rinse your bras out with cool water until all the suds are gone.

Step 4.

Hang your bras over a drying rack or your shower rail and leave them to air dry.

How to wash bras in washing machine
How to wash bras in washing machine

How to wash bras in washing machine?

Maybe you don’t have the time to hand wash your bras and would prefer to machine wash them.

Machine washing your bras is pretty safe to do if done correctly.

On the washing machine setting, you should select a delicate or hand wash cycle with cold water.

What you’ll need:

  • Washing machine
  • Delicate detergent
  • Mesh laundry bag

Step 1.

Insert your bras into the mesh laundry bag.

Step 2. 

Place the mesh laundry bag with your bras inside, into the washing machine, and add your delicate detergent.

Step 3.

Turn the washing machine onto the delicate washing cycle.

Step 4.

Now that your bras are finish washing, you want to place them somewhere safe to air dry, and you should never use a dryer to dry your bras because it’ll damage the bras.


Now that you have learned how to properly wash your bras the correct way by hand or machine wash, you can now keep your bras clean and healthy. 

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