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How to care for your swimwear

Posted by Rachel on 9/30/2015 to Tips and Advice
How to care for your swimwear

Taking Care of Your Designer Swimwear

Many people don't know how to properly care for their couture bikinis. While it is very common that people disregard the washing instructions and small print found on the inside tags, there are a few simple rules that need to be followed to ensure your designer swimwear will last for many seasons to come. First, we'll start off with some general tips. Try to avoid prolonged sun exposure as this can actually accelerate the fading of your designer swimwear. In addition, make sure your pool or hot tub’s chlorine content isn’t too excessive, as this can diminish the overall durability of the delicate designer swimwear fabrics; too much chlorine can ruin the overall shape of your designer swimwear. Other things you need to avoid are rough surfaces, such as coarse textured pool decks, as these can also ruin the smooth texture and delicate nature of designer swimwear fabrics. Finally, try to avoid getting oils, lotions, or any other cosmetic products on your swimsuits, which can be very harmful to the luxurious fabrics. Although there are many things that need to be avoided when wearing designer swimwear, there are improvements in the designer industry related to the fabrics used. The latest designer swimwear trends point to new fabrics used: Folie and Sensitive. Folie is a label that shows that the product is made from a special material. Folie is a refined fabric, glossy, light, fine but at the same time resistant. Folie's main attributes are protection against UV rays, resistance to piling, ultra fine, soft and pleasant to touch, quick drying, absorbs sweat and lets the skin breathe, gives maximum comfort and a perfect fit. "Sensitive" fabric is a label that shows that the swimsuit is made of a material with special attributes (patented by Lycra and Meryl): lets the skin breathe, gives maximum comfort, has great resistance to chlorine, quick drying and protection against UV rays. Despite all these improvements, there are still some rules to be followed when caring for your designer swimwear. Next let’s talk about washing your swimsuits. Never, I repeat never, wash your designer swimwear in a washing machine. While it would be easy to just let the washing machine do the job, even on the gentlest of cycles, washing machines are too rough and can ruin the fabric, shape, and any detailed embellishments; washing machines accelerate the breakdown of Lycra Spandex and can also ruin any bra inserts or padding. Always wash your designer swimwear gently by hand after every wear, and make sure that the water is cold or warm, not too hot. To remove all of the salt and chlorine, use mild soaps, rather than ordinary laundry detergents, that are specifically meant for delicate fabrics. Do NOT leave your designer swimwear in a towel till your next wear as this will definitely accelerate the breakdown of the fabric and the swimsuit will get ruined. After washing you swimwear, make sure to remove any excess water by squeezing gently. Do not twist the swimsuit, as this motion will ruin the shape and fabric of your designer swimwear. Avoid using a dryer to dry your swimsuits. Instead, lay your swimwear flat in a shaded and ventilated area. Since irons are way too hot for delicate designer swimwear fabrics, laying your swimsuits flat to dry will help reduce any wrinkles or creasing. Caring for your designer swimwear at a glace: When wearing your designer swimwear, please AVOID:

  • prolonged sun exposure
  • excess chlorinated water
  • rough surfaces
When laundering your designer swimwear, please AVOID:
  • washing machines
  • dryers
  • irons
To ensure your designer swimwear lasts a long time:
  • wash your swimsuit after every use
  • gently wash your swimsuits by hand
  • use warm or cold water
  • use mild soaps
  • gently squeeze excess water
  • lay your swimwear flat in a shaded or ventilated area
Taking care of your swimsuits is really very simple. Just remember that too much chlorine and washers/dryers/irons are your biggest enemies. Just follow these simple tips and you’ll have sexy designer swimwear styles for many seasons to come!


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