When wearing your new swimwear it's important to care from it for the off - after all these are luxury products, which if looked after correctly can last year after year and travel with you to numerous tropical locations!
Start as you mean to go on
We recommend purchasing a sunscreen that isn't oil based such as Heliocare 360, as usual this provides protection from UVA and UVB, but without the usual greasy texture. Many sun creams are oil based and this can increase chances of swimwear getting stained at the edges near your skin, however as Heliocare is oil free, it is less likely for staining to occur if applied cautiously around your swimwear - even Glamour magazine's Beauty Editor Alessandra Steinherr recommends it as one of her favourites!
Don't let your swimwear get a better tan than you
It is a widely known fact that leaving any pool attire out to dry in the sun can lead to the fabrics becoming discoloured. Melissa spends hours and hours choosing beautiful, vibrant colours for her designs and these are best maintained when dried inside. A dull poolside ensemble won't do anyone any favours.
Rinse and Repeat
At the end of the day when tanning time is over, make sure to rinse your swimwear under either a cold tap at the beach or in a sink back at your room. This helps to remove any chlorine found in swimming pools or salt water from the sea which may harm luxe fabrics and tarnish trims over time if left. When returning from your holiday, make sure to wash your Odabash pieces as swiftly as possible to help keep your swimwear pristine and ready for your next trip!
A hands on approach to washing
Our beautiful Italian fabrics are very delicate and so we do insist that these should be hand washed in cool water, rather than placed in the washing machine. Also, avoid tumble dryers at ALL costs - the heat will cause the elastane of the fabric to melt and for your bottoms to go saggy, after all saggy bottoms are Melissa's swimwear pet peeve. Simply leave your bikini hung up to dry naturally.
Soft and Gentle
When hand washing your swimwear in cool water, we would also recommend using a delicate washing detergent. Stronger liquids may damage the fabric, so use with caution, it's always better to be safe than sorry.