SWIMSUIT REVERSIBLE ALESSANDRA
Say hello to Alexandra, the versitile, reversible one-piece that will take you from the sand to a night on the town.
This piece features cap sleeve shoulders and vertinal lines that accentuate a smooth V back and neck. Made from Lycra and Lurex. Crafted in Italy. Machine wash.
Swimwear Care Instructions
Protect Your Tooshie With These Tips!
Wash After Every Use: Salt and chlorine will breakdown your swimsuit and stretch it out prematurely. Hand wash your suit with cool water and a gentle detergent which deep-cleans and removes that notorious chlorine smell. Allow the suit to air-dry. It’s always better to wash it ASAP! The less time bacteria has to set in, the better. Even if you can only give your swimsuit a rinse with fresh water at first, that's better than nothing. Your suits need a rinse even after only sunbathing. Sunblock and the body's oils can also cause some damage.
Exceptions: Nada! Even if you only dipped a toe in the water, a swimsuit, like underwear, is an intimate garment that absorbs body oils, bacteria, and odours.
Hand Wash: Washing machines can damage a delicate suit, leaving things bunched, stretched, or otherwise ill-fitting.
Lather Up: Use a gentle detergent made for delicates. Standard laundry detergent is often too harsh for swim garments.
Dry Off: Resist the urge to wring out every last drop of water. Doing so can damage the fibers of the fabric, leaving your suit sagging in all the wrong places. Hanging a swimsuit (especially by the ties) can stretch it out, too. Instead, lay the suit out on a towel, roll the towel up and squeeze gently, then lay your swimsuit out to dry. Avoid drying it in sunshine, which will fade the colour. Make sure the suit is completely dry before stowing it away.
Change It Up: Rotating your swimsuits is essential. Spandex is a "memory fabric," meaning it needs a full day to snap back to form. If you're on vacation or wearing swimsuits often, it’s important to have more than one. Give your suit a day off to bounce back (including time to wash and dry it completely).
Keep Cool: Hot water is bad for swimwear. Never wash your swimsuit in hot water and avoid too many dips in the hot tub. Jacuzzi junkie’s beware!
Allow Prep Time: We recommend prepping a brand new suit before taking it to the beach. A 30-minute soak in a mixture of vinegar and water (one tablespoon white vinegar per quart of water) should prevent dye from bleeding.
Don’t Forget The Towel: When you aren’t tossing around in the waves or wading in the pool, try to sit on a towel. Rough surfaces around swimming areas can snag and tear the material. If carrying a towel around isn’t your style, simply wrap-up in a sarong when you leave the lounge chair.
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