I think for many women, bras fall into the category of “can’t live with them, can’t live without them.” They can be kind of a pain, but most of us still choose to wear them every day! So if we’re going to wear them, we might as well arm ourselves with ways to make it easier and more comfortable, right? :-)
And that’s exactly what you’ll find in today’s post! I’ve gathered up nine brilliant tips and tricks about wearing and caring for bras, and I think you’ll find them as useful as I do! (And be sure to share your own genius bra hacks in the comments below!)
9 Bra Hacks That Every Woman Should Know
1. Fix For Broken Underwire
There’s nothing worse than discovering your bra’s underwire has broken through the fabric and is now jabbing you mercilessly. But luckily there’s a quick fix that will help stop the pain instantly! Just feed the underwire back in and cover the hole with a small piece of moleskin.
You can read more about how this tip works by reading my post at the link below!
2. How To Wash Your Bras
Good bras don’t typically come cheap! But you can protect your investment by washing your bras the right way. Check out my post below to find out which bras you can machine-wash and which you should hand wash. And it’s packed with useful tips and instructions too!
3. Store Them Stacked
Wondering how to best store bras? The best method is the store them upright, with the cups nested inside each other. Not only does it save space in your drawer, it also helps the bras keep their shape! (And avoid hanging bras in the closet, as this can stretch out the straps.)
4. Spin(ner) Cycle
After hand-washing a bra, you don’t want to wring it out and twist it out of shape. Instead, just grab your salad spinner! Give it a few good spins to gently get rid of the excess water, then just lay it out to dry.
5. Shower With Your Sports Bra
After a workout, just wear your sports bra into the shower! It’s best to wash sports bras ASAP, and cleaning it in the shower is a gentler option than machine-washing. Use a bit of gentle detergent or soap to wash it, rinse it under the shower head, then hang it to dry.
6. Clip Your Straps
Want a way to hide your bra straps when you wear tanks or thin-strapped dresses? Just get a pack of bra strap clips! These simple clips will hold your bra straps near the middle of your back, keeping them out of sight and out of mind.
7. Extend Your Band
While I wouldn’t advise wearing a bra that’s significantly too small for you, there are certain occasions when you could use a little extra breathing room. If you find yourself in need of an extra inch or two in your bra’s band, use one of these handy band extenders! Just connect it your bra’s existing hooks for instant extension.
8. Safer Packing
Tired of your bras getting crushed in your suitcase when your travel? Get a zippered bra and underwear packing organizer! This structured back will help keep their shape and keep them organized too!
9. Fix For Problematic Straps
Bra strap issues can keep you distracted all day. Whether they are slipping off your shoulders or digging into your skin, it’s a huge nuisance! But there’s one simple product that can solve both issues: silicone bra strap cushions. The added surface area and extra grip from these cushions will keep your straps comfortably in place!
What are your best bra hacks?