Tips from us:
How should you look after your BRAs?
You don’t need to wash your bra every time you wear it – unless of course its dirty or sweaty, Usually, a bra should be washed about every three to four wears. It's worn directly against the skin day in, day out, and can soon start to accumulate dirt, oil, bacteria and sweat from your body – so needs a regular freshen-up to keep you feeling comfortable and confident.
You shouldn’t wear the same bra every day, as the elastic it contains needs to relax between wears to keep it springy. If you have a favourite bra, consider buying a few the same so you can alternate between days.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO wash a bra?
The secret to bra long life is to wash it carefully – so make sure to check the instructions on the label. Keep things gentle and cool, and always lay flat to dry.
It’s best to clasp the bra shut and pop it in a garment bag before putting it in the washing machine. Not only will this help to maintain the shape, but it won’t get twisted up with other clothes or snag any delicate items.
For extra care, especially for delicate bras and those with a lot of lace, wash on an super-gentle cycle, or try hand-washing with a special handwash detergent and make sure you rinse well.
Bras hate extreme heat, so never tumble dry! Most bras will dry overnight if laid out flat on an airer. Natural air drying is best for your bra – and better for the environment, too.
Finding the perfect Venicy bra
The underband should be flat
Also known as the back strap, if you’ve found the right size bra the underband will lie straight and smooth across your back, pressing against your skin without pinching. Wires should sit flat on your body and not dig in. We’ve seen many women wear the wrong cup size. If it’s too small, you get a “double-bust” effect, or bulges under the arms. The solution is usually to go for the next cup size up. If there’s excess fabric in the cup, however, go down a cup size.’
The straps shouldn’t dig
The straps are there to give the underband a helping hand, rather than to take on the full weight of your boobs. Our team says: 'These are key for support. Adjust each strap while wearing your bra and tighten if it slips off.’
The front should lie flat
The centre front of a good bra should lie flat against your sternum (breast bone), without digging into your boobs. This should sit flat against the ribcage. If the wires dig into your breasts, go for a bigger cup size.
The cups are smooth
The right size cup is above all, comfortable. There shouldn’t be any ‘side boob’ spilling over the sides, and your boobs should fit in the cup without bulging over the top. Your boobs should sit fully in the cups. If they spill out, get a bigger cup size. If the cups gape, go smaller.
The wires don’t dig
If an underwired bra is digging into your skin and boobs from under your arms, it’s often the cause of a too small wire pushing your boobs forward. Try swapping the bra for a different style, until you find one that ticks all the boxes.
The shape is flattering
Balcony, plunge, strapless, full-cup, half-cup; not every bra shape works for everyone. While it’s a good idea to keep trying on lots of different styles in the right size to find what works for you, another great tip is to pop your clothes back on while testing a new bra. Look at the shape of your boobs in a mirror from the front and the side, to see if it’s flattering and giving you the profile you want.