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Let's face it, finding the right swimwear that makes you feel great and fits perfectly is hard. So when you do strike lucky and land the one you love, you want to make it last.
Here's some simple ways to have your swimwear serving you for years to come...
1. WASH EVERY WEAR
Sunscreens, chlorines and salts are harsh to the fabrics of your fave bather the longer they're in contact with its fibres. Be sure to rinse as soon as possible after each wear to prevent chemical damage.
2. RINSE RIGHT
We recommend soaking in cold water to remove sand, chemicals and impurities before rinsing with a mild detergent. Try not to soak for too long, as this can loosen fabrics.
Machine washing can cause dreaded pilling and have a bunching effect on delicate pieces but if you do choose to use a machine, be sure to wash at a low temperature with a reduced spin. Avoid the tumble-dryer at all costs.
3. NO WRINGING
As tempting as it is to screw up your swim shorts and wring them out, this can damage the fine fibres of your pool-side garms. Instead, gently squeeze after washing and lay flat to dry and avoid direct sunlight.
4. USE A TOWEL
Be sure to put a towel down before you set up for the day. Avoid sitting poolside without one, or exposing swimwear fabrics to sand, rocks and other rough surfaces that could cause snagging.
Nobody wants to tear a hole in their 'kini bottoms on the beach.
5. TAN FIRST, SWIM LATER
Planning on catching some sun? Course you are. If you can top up the tan before you take a dip, your swimwear will you thank you. The combination of chlorine from the pool and the sun exposure can cause some real damage.