- August 23, 2020 at 6:17 am #376880Leah SantiniParticipantRegistered On: January 5, 2018Topics: 24Replies: 98Has thanked: 64 timesBeen thanked: 339 times
I recently purchased two new bras that have slight padding in them. I usually hand wash my bras, and I have a silly question.
Should I remove the pads before washing? If I do, do I wash those separately?
Seems like a silly question, but all my other bras do not have padding in them.
I’d appreciate some advice. Thanks!
- August 26, 2020 at 6:40 pm #378077BobbiParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 26Replies: 1424Has thanked: 1533 timesBeen thanked: 3229 times
NEVER put a bra in the dryer!!
Put them in a ditty bag, & wash in cool water on the gentle/delicate cycle.
When they’re finished washing, hang them up immediately, (I have a clothesline in the basement) by the band with a clothespin. You can also, hang them on the line between the cups, but NEVER EVER put them in the dryer! The dryer is where bras go to DIE!
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- August 23, 2020 at 9:30 am #376915Bettylou CoxParticipantRegistered On: May 26, 2019Topics: 14Replies: 1346Has thanked: 2088 timesBeen thanked: 3861 times
Some of my padded bras have removable padding, but a couple don’t. So I wash all of my bras and panties in a nylon bag, running the gentle cycle. Panties and gowns are dried on Delicate, and the bras air dry on the shower curtain rod. I think this is the same as Bobbi posted on one of the forums a few weeks ago, and it works very well for me.
- August 23, 2020 at 8:07 am #376905Olivia LivinParticipantRegistered On: October 22, 2018Topics: 34Replies: 1424Has thanked: 5917 timesBeen thanked: 3183 times
I have a number of bras with light removeable padding and I do much of the laundry. I find that these when put into a laundry bag can be washed by machine although the pads do quite often get muddled up in the bra or occassionally come out. Putting them back in or re-aligning them just takes a minute or two of fiddleing.
- August 23, 2020 at 7:49 am #376900Rochelle MillsParticipantRegistered On: March 16, 2019Topics: 8Replies: 100Has thanked: 204 timesBeen thanked: 178 times
Hi Leah! Hope summer is going well for you!
I typically don’t wear padded bras, and wash them in a bra mesh laundry bag. The bra “bag” has some plastic reinforcement so it stays in a cylinder shape. The bra laundry bag came with a set of other mesh laundry bags — on Amazon for <$10 as I recall. I use the other mesh bags for lingerie on delicate mode in our washer.
Hand washing probably does a better job, but I like the convenience of the laundry bags and haven’t experienced any damage to my garments using them.
- August 23, 2020 at 7:19 am #376896Laura LovettParticipantRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 6Replies: 313Has thanked: 853 timesBeen thanked: 1300 times
- August 23, 2020 at 7:14 am #376895Ria FreichukParticipantRegistered On: June 6, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 47Has thanked: 76 timesBeen thanked: 167 times
I have hand washed padded bras for years with no issues. I make sure they are hung to air dry and I form the cups when I hang them to dry.
- August 23, 2020 at 6:43 am #376890Carla JonesParticipantRegistered On: May 14, 2017Topics: 4Replies: 258Has thanked: 42 timesBeen thanked: 894 times
If you can remove the pads I would and wash separately. They may lose their shape if washed in the bra. They would probably dry better too.
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