Over the years, I’ve accumulated quite a nice collection of lingerie, had multiple bra fittings and received quotes from some of the biggest experts in the industry on the dos and don’ts of lingerie across the board. Most of these rules are easy enough to follow, except for one (at least for me). During my most recent lingerie fitting for a story I wrote on what it’s like to wear lingerie sets for a week straight, the saleswoman assisting me told me that if I’m not storing my lingerie properly, I’m basically killing it, not getting my money’s worth, and so on and so forth.
“I suggest separating molded and non-molded bras by colour in a file like a system, with bras stacked neatly one in front of the other. Always clasp the bra when storing or you risk the clasp pulling on the fabric of another bra.”
“Some people suggest folding the bra in half and putting the matching underwear inside. While this keeps things very organised, folding your bra is not good for keeping the shape of your bra. Others may hang their bras by a strap in their closet, but this can stretch out the band, which is also a no-no.”
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This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. and has since been updated.