They didn’t say this on Oprah . . . Tyra Banks either!

This past Christmas, I was feeling the need of a little support so I treated myself to some bras. Many of you who know me are aware I hadn’t worn a bra for about 20 years!

I did my homework . . . I rewatched the bra show on Oprah, (I had originally seen how to determine the correct bra cup size on the Tyra Banks show), I did a few searches on Yahoo! and Google. When I headed to Arizona for Christmas, I was R E A D Y!

My intention was to go to Bloomingdale’s or Saks however, they’re in Scottsdale, no problem with a car, but the phone kept ringing and ringing so I couldn’t get an appointment to be measured. Dillard’s in Glendale, AZ to the rescue. No appointment needed. See the specialist on the floor.

After I’d made my purchase of 6 new bras, the specialist placed a small sheet of paper on top of the individually wrapped in tissue paper stacked bras. Here’s what they didn’t say on Oprah or Tyra Banks:
Care Instructions for Bras

Bras are only made to last three to six months. Of course, the more bras you have, the longer your bras will last.

Bras maintain their shape best when hand washed in a gentle soap. Only soak for three minutes.

If machine washing, hook bras closed and put them in a mesh laundry bag. This prevents them from being tangled in the agitator and distorting their fit.

Always hang to drhy. The heat from a dryer destroys the spandex in the back of the bra.

Do not use any type of bleach.

Try not to wear the same bra two days in a row. Normal body oils break down the spandex in a bra. Allow 24 hours between wearings.

There you have it. Thanks Dillard’s.

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