There's a simple trick to packing your bras so they don't end up crushed and deformed in your suitcase.
Indeed, there is a right way and a wrong way to fold up and pack your brassieres. And it’s not simply tossing them in your luggage last minute. That behavior, the experts at bra company Third Love note, can cause your favorite bras to break down, form creases, and degrade even faster. Instead, the company offers this easy three-step packing solution.
First, you should be leaving your bras for last. “Packing your bras at the very end will prevent your other items from crushing them,” the site explains, adding you’ll want to keep this in mind while packing so you leave ample room.
Next, Third Love suggests leave all your bras unhooked and stack them one on top of the other. This will help them keep their shape even on long-haul journeys.
Finally, Third Love believes wholeheartedly in stuffing your bra. While packing them up, stuff each cup with a few of your smaller items like underwear and socks. This will help your bras keep their shape and help you save a little space in your bag for souvenirs.
As for how many bras you need to pack, the company said it’s up to you but suggested bringing along three different styles—strapless, t-shirt, and plunging—to ensure you’re covered for all your style needs.
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