The ultimate guide to keeping your Odabash swimwear perfectly. Wanting to get the most out of your swimwear? Make sure you follow Melissa’s top tips and you will have the best swimwear after every wash!


After your day at the pool or beach, pop your swimwear into a sink or bath for a rinse in warm water to remove any of those nasty chemicals from the pool or saltwater. If you have time, now is the best time to wash your swimsuit or bikini, but if not give it a quick rinse and let it dry naturally overnight.


All swimwear is so delicate so it is important to not put it in the washing machine, ALWAYS hand wash it. If you absolutely have to put it in the washing machine make sure you place it in a laundry bag to protect it and put it on a gentle cycle. You don’t want to go damaging that fabric on a hard spin!


No matter how you are washing your swimwear use a delicate detergent, if you use a harsh detergent this can damage the fabric. Make sure you use hand wash detergent suitable for delicate fabrics.


Never ever wring the water out of your swimwear after washing it, this just stretches the elastic in the garment. Once these fibres have been broken, they won’t regain their shape.


Everything changes in sunlight, including our skin colour, so why would you leave your bikini our in the sun? Drying swimwear in the sun can cause the colours to fade, and no one wants their beautiful new richly-coloured bikini to become dull and lacklustre! >


The high heat of a dryer will damage the elasticity of the fabric and general look and performance of the material. Avoid tumble drying like the plague! Simply dry it naturally on a rack – but remember not in the sun!


Wearing sun cream and sun oil is inevitable on holiday, but make sure to be careful with applying it close to your swimwear. No one wants streaks of tanning oil on their favourite bikini!

Follow these simple guidelines and your swimwear will last you summer after summer! Craving to upgrade your summer wardrobe, discover our new collection online now, just be sure to take great care of them. For more information head to our FAQs on our website!

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