Caring for Your Sports Bra

Just like running shoes or other activity equipment, your sports bra is a crucial piece of gear. Your sports bra works just as hard as you do but with a little care, it’ll continue to support you for days to come. But as much as you rely on your go-to sports bra to keep you dry and supported throughout just about any activity, you may be sabotaging the lifespan of your most beloved bras.

If it is your time to shine, Wizard Athleisure has you covered with Wizard Seamless Support Bra. Featuring a super-soft weightless material, a fabric designed to provide protection while feeling soft and snug, and a breathable fabric with a back gap for added ventilation to keep you fresh and motivated. You’ll never want a typical sports bra again! Like your sports bra takes care of you, you can return the favor and take care of it too!  Taking the time to care for your sports bras will help extend their life. A few simple laundering tips can help you extend the life of your bra, saving you money and supporting you through many more runs, workout sessions, or other activities.

  • How to Wash Your Sports Bra:

Ideally, wash your sports bras after each use. This is especially true if you live in a warm climate or tend to sweat heavily in general. Frequent washing will help eliminate the bacteria which can cause the fibers to break down, remove odors and prolong the life of the bra.

Wash your sports bra in cool water with a mild detergent.  Washing in hot water can damage fabrics affecting the integrity of your bra. Avoid using fabric softeners, which impair the breathability of the fabric. If you are washing in the washing machine fasten all clasps. Use a mesh lingerie bag. This ensures that the bra won’t get caught on or tangled with other clothing in the same wash. Never bleach your sports bra.  Always check the care label for specific washing advice.

  • Drying your Sports Bra:

The best option is to dry your sports bra flat in the shade.  A good option is over a towel.   If you do opt to line dry it’s better to hang from the center of a cupped sports bra, or by the base of a crop top style, rather than the straps.  This prevents the straps from getting stretched out by the wet sports bra pulling downwards.

Avoid drying in full sunlight as this can cause fading and the breaking down of fibers. Do not tumble dry as the elasticity and fibers will deteriorate with heat altering the integrity of your bra. Shrinking of the fabrics can also occur. Never iron or dry clean your sports bra.

  • Rotate Between Sports Bras:

Over time, it’s normal for a sports bra to become less effective at supporting you. This just comes with general wear and tear. Having a few bras on rotation while you train means you’re stretching the elastic and fabric out less often, washing it less often, and preserving the shape for even longer.

If you are active three days a week or more, for example, it’s ideal to have three sports bras: one that you use, one in the laundry, and one in the drawer ready to go for the next workout.

  • When to Replace Your Sports Bra:

With time and extended use, your sports bra will stretch and not hold you in as well as it once did. Like other gear, your sports bra, too, has a shelf life. It is recommended you replace your sports bra every 6-8 months depending on use. Here are some signs that you need to replace your bra:

  • If your breasts are moving and the bra is not as supportive as it was when new
  • If the band and/or straps become rough against your skin and chafing occurs that didn’t happen when the bra was new
  • If the bra is stained or smells, even after washing

Taking care of your sports bras is essential to maximize their lifespan and maintain their functionality. By following the tips outlined in this article and considering the specific care instructions provided by the manufacturer, you can ensure that your sports bras continue to provide the support and comfort you need during your workouts. Remember, a well-cared-for sports bra not only enhances your performance but also contributes to your overall comfort and confidence during physical activities.


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