Summers are for hitting refresh – on friendships, jobs, and definitely wardrobes! As our intimatewear drawers come into play every day, they’re likely to get rumpled and ruffled at twice the pace as the rest of our wardrobe. With tidy wardrobes, the secret to happy mornings lay the foundation stone with your intimatewear organised.
These helpful tips and tricks will help you declutter your lingerie wardrobe, and minimise the risk of skipping out on the right styles under your outfits.
1. When Old is NOT Gold
It is extremely important to get rid of bras that are old (and faded)! The dull, stretched, overused bras are a big no-no simply because they do not do their jobs right! A two-year-old bra will have stretched-out bands, and straps that can fall off your shoulders, have loose cups and may not offer the ideal support. You will most likely need to swap your bras for new ones every 6 months and replace your panties every 4-6 months.
2. Dress for the occasion
Divide your intimatewear into sections based on the occasions they fall under. Start by segregating them into sections such as everyday basics to glamorous must-haves. Everyday basics would include casual and comfort-focused lingerie styles that support you, provide coverage and leave you feeling fresh round the clock. On the other hand, more fashionable styles would include shapewear, plunge bras and pretty back bras that you don’t use frequently, but make you feel just as stylish underneath.
3. Lingerie care
As much as you’d want to deny it, cleanliness is godliness when it comes to your wardrobe. Keeping your intimatewear organised starts with taking care of your lingerie. Wash and dry them regularly and keep them neatly folded to maintain cleanliness. You could even get drawers to section them.
Scrubbing, wringing, and cramming your drawers could be shortening the lifespan of your lace and sheer lingerie. After all, your delicates deserve some TLC too. The best way to organize your lingerie efficiently is to stack them neatly while keeping extra straps separately to avoid snagging.
Soak your lingerie in cold or warm water with mild detergent, then gently rub it with your hands. If you must, use a lingerie bag before putting it in the washing machine to protect the wires and fabric.
When drying, keep a safe distance from the tumble dryer. Place your lingerie on a flat surface with a towel underneath or hang it to air dry. Please, no clothespins on the delicate lacy and wired ones!
Stop cramming your drawers! Hook your bras and stack them without folding one after the other. This prevents the wires and cups from warping. Shapewear and panties should be folded neatly.
4. Finding the right size
Most of your lingerie concerns can be resolved by finding the right size and fit. It is an important step to ensure you stay comfortable and steer clear of issues such as poking and spillage. With Zivame’s Fitcode, you can find the right size for you so that you can tackle all of these concerns and steer clear of cluttering your closet with ill-fitting bras.
5. Try something new
Your bras and underwear have a shelf life as well. And, as much as you’d like to avoid saying goodbye, all lingerie must be replaced every six months. Instead of lamenting what is leaving, make room for a new lingerie wardrobe.
Besides, fashion is fun! Do switch up your lingerie styles from time to time, and don’t be afraid to try something new – you never know how you’ll be surprised! The strapless bra and pretty back bra from Zivame, for example, are an ideal addition to your wardrobe. You can wear it on those days you want to experiment with your outfits. Just make sure that you are not stuck in a rut and are actually reinventing yourself!
So, go forth, indulge in a bit of summer cleanse, keep your intimatewear organised and don’t be called a Hoarding Queen ever again!