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How often do you wash your bedding, bras and pyjamas

It took me a while to find the right balance when it came to how often I should wash my bedding, bras, pyjamas and all. And I know many people struggle with this issue as well. Some people just wash them when they stink (yuck) or when they remember. But it should be quite obvious how often we should wash these things. So here is a quick guide for anyone who may be struggling to decide.

 

Bedding

We use our bedding everyday and clean sheets help us get quality sleep. So keeping them clean is important. Now how often do we wash our bedding? There are different answers to this question depending on the situation. If you tend to sweat a lot and you have a lot of activity on your bed, like little children joining in, and all, then you should be changing your complete bedding set every week. It is a lot easier to follow this washing rule when you have a couple of bedding sets. Groupon has loads of affordable quality bedding sets on their website, so it is worth having a look on there to get a few spares.

 

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If you don’t sweat as much and you sleep alone, you could leave your bedding for longer, say 2 weeks. Your duvet cover can stay longer, say 3 – 4 weeks, as well. It all depends on your sleeping conditions.

We need to wash our bedding regularly to remove a buildup of debris, dust and sweat. It is also important to change our bedding regularly if we suffer from allergies or have breaking difficulties.

 

Bras

Now let’s be honest. How often do you wash your bras? Do you remember the last time you washed the bra you have on now? Bras need to be washed after 3 wears at least. The build up of bacteria, bodily fluids and general dirt means that after 3 bras wears, a wash is needed.

 

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Like with the bedding, it all depends on the lifestyle. Some women who sweat more and have very active lifestyles may need to wash more regularly than others. Hand wash is better for bras. Machine washing tends to be detrimental to the elastic. But if you can’t hand wash for whatever reason, ensure you use gentle setting and hook the clasps to avoid ruining other pieces.

 

Pyjamas

When it comes to Pyjamas, I tend to wash them after 2 wears. Sometimes, I wash them after 1 wear, especially in the summer months when it is dead warm.

 

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Research has also showed that dirty pyjamas can cause all sort of health problems from acne to cystitis. So this is not something we should neglect. Having to deal with acne or cystitis from a dirty set of pyjamas is the laziest thing ever. The skincare hassle is not worth it at all. Get the pyjamas in the washer.

 

How often do you wash your bedding, bras and pyjamas?

 

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Luxury Lingerie Pieces

Summer is almost here, and that is all I can think about, as far as fashion is concerned. I am loving the new designs in store, and looking forward to grabbing a few new pieces this season.

I love lingerie shopping. I don’t go lingerie shopping everyday, so when I do go, I like to go for luxurious quality pieces. I recently came across some luxury womens lingerie on the David Nieper website, and I have been busy filling up my shopping cart! For those who do not know about this amazing brand, David Nieper is a womenswears store with a reputation for designing and making collections of the utmost softness, femininity and luxury.

Here are some of the lingerie pieces that are currently on my style radar –

 

Superso Smooth Bra by Mey

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This stunning guipure lace-trimmed T-shirt bra looks so good. It is made in gorgeously light fabric which gently moulds to the shape of your breasts. I like bras that look like this. This would be a great addition to my bra collection.

 

Panty Girdle by Miss Mary of SwedenWhite Girdle Picture

A girdle is a must-have lingerie for almost every mother out there. And this white cotton piece ticks all the right boxes, with the integral control and firm support to flatten at the front, lift and shape. This would be so handy in my wardrobe!

 

Soft Camisole

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I find camisoles so handy. I wear a lot of see through blouses, so camisoles are a necessity in my wardrobe. I could also wear one without a blouse, which makes them a great multi-tasking piece to have in the wardrobe this summer. This soft camisole is a fab choice!

 

Soft Stretch Lace Brief by Sans Complexe 

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I love this pink and pretty brief with deep stretch lace panels. I love the finishing with the fixed lace-up ribbon details at the sides. I would love a few of these. I think it looks so luxurious.

 

What do you think of these pieces? Do you enjoy shopping for lingerie?

Do sound off in the comments section. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Shopping for the Right Strapless Bra

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I wrote a post some weeks ago on fashion faux pas to avoid and I mentioned how annoying visible bra straps are. Many readers left comments explaining how frustrating it is to find the right strapless bra so I thought I should share a few tips that have helped me.

Strapless bras are a necessity for many of us because apart from supporting our breasts, they help compliment outfits that need it. For example, ordinary bras will show through your tube-tops, tank-tops or sleeveless dresses and tops. Strapless bras show the beauty of such pieces without the strap getting in the way or ruining the look.

As handy as strapless bras can be, many women make serious shopping blunders when it comes to choosing the right strapless bras for themselves. When you make such mistakes, you’ll find yourself being self-conscious as your blunders will always (I mean, always) show.

To guide you on what to look out for when it comes to shopping for strapless bras, here are a couple of pointers that shouldn’t pass you by. You will be thanking me for this post.

  1. A secure band ideal for you

Without the straps, strapless bras rely heavily on the band to hold your breasts in place. This means that you need to find a strapless bra with a band that is firm enough to support your breasts, but not too firm, that you feel uncomfortable.

A good rule of thumb is to look for a strapless bra that is a band size smaller than your usual bra size. The band should not allow space for anything less than 2 fingers.

Another thing to watch out for is when the band is too tight it can cause the fat in your back to bulge out making it look obvious behind your top or dress, which is very uncomfortable and doesn’t look good.  To combat this, choose a bra that has a wider band to hide the bulge.

  1. Choose the right cup size

The ideal cup size is one that will separate your breasts at the cleavage. Small cups will make your breasts spill over at the top making an unattractive bulge in the front. Large cups will start showing the lines in your clothing.

What you need to do is to aim for a middle ground with cup sizes by picking a half-size more or less depending on if the bra is too small or too big.

  1. Look out for the rubber strips

Rubber helps to prevent your strapless bra from sliding down or even moving from side to side. This will save you the embarrassment of constantly adjusting your bra every now and then.

To keep your strapless bra in place, look for rubber strips that are placed along the top of each cup. Rubber prevents friction and that is what stops your bra from slipping.

  1. Double check the material

There are some people who develop rashes or scars from their bras. This is usually caused by the bra’s material. If you know that you’re allergic to silicone (which is the main cause of those rashes or scars), then go for bras that are silicone free. Check the label on the bra to see what its material contains. Better safe than sorry.

 

Do you struggle to find the right strapless bras?

 

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