Jun 8, 2012 10:49 AM
One of our many summer jobs was at a swimsuit shop near the beach. Aside from a healthy dose of reality re: the variety of breast sizes in the world (we saw a lot of boobies that summer), we also learned that Swimwear Detergent ($15) is essential to keep that spendy bikini looking like new. Why should we spend over a hundred (and sometimes more) dollars on a swimsuit only to ruin the elastic or material with harsh everyday detergent? It doesn't make sense. Specially designed swimwear detergent gently launders your delicates without causing strain on the materials. We use it to keep our favorite BCBG nautical bikini from stretching in not-so-charming places.