How to Care For and Wash Your Swimwear

Posted on January 03 2019

How to Care For and Wash Your Bikini

Now that you've made the purchase of buying your new favorite bikini, it's time to learn how to care for it. Swimwear can be delicate and designed with unique fabrics that may require special attention when washing. To be safe, we put together an easy care guide for you to follow in order to properly wash and care for your swimsuits.

How to Wash Your Bikini

You don't wash your swimwear like you would your everyday clothes. This means forgo using your washing machine. Washing machines can ruin the fabric by creating pulls and over-stretching as well as any delicate beading, stones or embellishments that your swimwear may have. The true way to keep your bikini in tip top shape is by washing it by hand. We recommend simply rinsing it in cold water after use. If your swimwear has been exposed to harsh chlorine or chemicals you can use a mild soap soap meant for delicate fabrics and warm water. Once hand washed, gently squeeze the excess water from the bikini and lay flat to dry in a shaded area. Do not use a dryer and try to avoid direct sunlight as the sun can cause fading. 

Things to Avoid

It's important to be mindful when wearing swimwear as some things can cause damage to the fabric. We've all sat on the edge of a cement pool and slipped back in for another dip. The result - a pulled bikini bottom. Keeping your bikini in good condition means avoiding sitting in such places that may cause damage. Always try to place a blanket or towel down first. 

Also, avoid excess lotions and oils. Sunscreens and tanning oils can stain and ruin the fabric of your swimwear. This also goes for harsh chemicals such as chlorine. Make sure to rinse your bikinis off in cold water after each swim as chlorine can break down the spandex found in the fabric and ruin the shape.

Helpful Care Tips

If you follow our care guide, you'll be sure to get the most out of your swimsuits. Make sure you are properly washing them, avoid excess lotions and oils, avoid chlorine, and limit exposure to direct sunlight as much as possible. This means alternating your bikinis so that they don't wear out. Afterall, you can never have too many bikinis.


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