At some point, every woman finds herself in a situation in which she’s dealing with an uncooperative bra. Whether the band is too tight, the straps won’t stay put, or you can’t figure out what to wear with your new backless dress, these tips will help you hack your bra and live in comfort.
1. A bra extender will solve that problem with your tight band
A bra that’s squeezing your rib cage is going to drive you insane as soon as you put it on. With these simple extenders, you can avoid buying a new bra when yours starts feeling too tight. Simply attach them to your normal bra, and breathe comfortably again.
2. Wash your bras properly
Some people recommend hand-washing all your bras, but not everyone has time for that. For your everyday cotton bras, don’t feel guilty throwing them into the washing machine every once in a while. After all, it’s better than not washing them, right? You can also use a bra bag to keep your bras from being crushed in the washing machine.
3. Don’t use a dryer, instead let it air dry
After washing them, lay your bras flat to air dry. Don’t hang them or they’ll lose their shape. And never put them in the dryer! The heat will cause the elastic to wear away faster.
4. Adjust your straps for tank tops with a clip
Tank top season is unfortunately coming to an end, but there are still a few nice days left this year. When you’re wearing a racerback tank top, avoid visible bra straps by buying clips that can pull your straps together. As a bonus, the clips provide a little extra perk.
5. Store your bras with both cups open
Never invert one cup into the other. It destroys the fibers in the molding, makes the cups bumpy, and shortens the life of your bra.