How to care for your bikini/trunks

You have spent a lot of money on your bikini so don’t think out with the old, in with the new, try to keep it as perfect as possible. You may want to keep your first one forever as a keepsake or you may want to on sell it. But whatever your choice, treat it like any other priceless delicate.

Please check with your costume designer if they offer a washing service. Most do this, and they will wash and replace any bling that may of not stayed with you for the duration of the day.

Washing Tips

After competition day your costume needs a good soak.

  1. ¼ fill the basin with hot water
  2. Whisk a bar of Sard Wonder soap around in it getting the water nice and soapy.
    If you cannot get Sard wonder soap you can get any good liquid detergent which will not strip the colour or the glue from the crystals.
  3. Before placing the bikini or trunks in add cold water so the temperature of the water is under luke-warm.
    Never use hot or warm water as it will soften the glue and also set the stains so be cautious.
  4. Give your costume a good swish around without rubbing the fabric or crystals and just gently squeeze the bikini in the water rather than rubbing the fabric.
  5. Let it soak for 5 mins or so then repeat.
  6. Repeat many times then take the bikini out and check for any stains which are going to be stubborn.
  7. Refill the basin with luke warm water , then gently rub the Sard wonder soap over the costume paying special attention to the stains, but also also giving full attention to the crotch which may stain more heavily than other areas because of the fabric used there.
    You can scrub this area with a nail brush or similar and use more wonder soap until the staining is removed.
  8. You may remove from the water and continue soaking with the Sard Wonder Soap for as long as required.
  9. Rinse thoroughly with cold water then dry flat on an airing bed if possible or towel. Do not hang while it is soaking wet.
  10. After it is completely dry, and you have checked for any repairs needed to crystals etc then store your costume in a shoe box wrapped in acid free tissue just as you would your wedding dress and it should be good for further competitions.

It's also a good idea to take a copy of the invoice from the designer that you purchased it from, your measurements you had it made too, and a good picture of you in the bikini on stage to keep with your bikini. This will save you a lot of trouble later on if and when you decide to sell it. your social media marketing partner