Let’s face it: designer swimwear is expensive, but the fact is, well-made, high quality swimwear can last for a lifetime if properly cared for.
SYRENA’s exquisitely crafted pieces require proper maintenance, time, dedication and discipline. If cared for properly, your pieces will keep their untarnished condition which means that investing in tasteful, classic swimwear will pay off in the long run.
Swimwear is subjected to many harsh elements such as sun, sand, chemicals and oils as well as various air and water temperatures. Even the most high-quality designer swimwear must be cared for properly to ensure longevity.
Follow these essential tips to ensure your swimsuits maintain their original condition and remain ﬂawless for many years to come:
Be sure to wash your swimwear after each use, even if you did not swim in it. The less time oil has to set in, the better. Sunscreens and oils can contain damaging ingredients that can eventually lead to the breakdown of fabric. Overtime, mineral-based lotions and oil formulations can cause yellowing or gradual stains if swimsuits are not washed well. Keep in mind that chlorine is harsher on swimsuits than fresh and salt water and can leave bright colors especially susceptible to fading or discoloration.
Wash your swimsuit by hand only. It’s highly recommended to use a detergent that is specially designed for sensitive or delicate fabrics. These special detergents will safely remove oils and chemicals without damaging ﬁne ﬁbers. A standard laundry detergent may be too harsh. Avoid throwing your swimsuit in the washing machine. Washing machines agitate all the delicate parts; the movement can cause damage and leave your swimsuit tangled, stretched, or otherwise ill-ﬁtting. Also, make sure to never leave your swimsuit soaking overnight as this can loosen the ﬁbers.
Do Not Wring
Resist the urge to wring out every last drop of water. Wringing your suit can damage the ﬁbers, eventually compromising the shape and can negatively affect the pattern and coloring. Instead, it’s best to gently remove excess water with a tight squeeze and lay your suit ﬂat.”
Avoid Heat and Air Dry
When done, lay your swimsuit ﬂat to dry in the shade. Avoid drying your swimwear directly in the sunlight as this can fade the color and direct heat can weaken the elasticity of the spandex. Never use a dryer; dryers can cause irreversible damage to your swimsuit.
Sit On A Towel
Sitting on rough surfaces can snag and tear the smooth and luxurious texture of your swimsuit. Always lay down a towel before you sit on rough surfaces.
Remove Stains Promptly
Lightly dab the stain with water and start the hand-washing process as soon as possible. If you cannot get the stain out, head to your local dry cleaner.
Steam out Wrinkles
Using a professional steam machine is the best way to quickly remove wrinkles from delicate fabrics. Be sure to hold the steamer away from the fabric and allow the steam to remove wrinkles, not the wand itself. This method is especially handy for your SYRENA cover ups!
Remember, the way you care for your swimsuits has a huge impact on how long they will last. After all, one of the most important aspects of fashion is keeping all those precious pieces looking clean and well-maintained. By following these simple tips, you can maximize the longevity of your swimwear and truly master timeless fashion.