Fitness garments are becoming wardrobe staples not just because of the athleisure trend but also because we're getting more and more encouraged to get fit. And this is the very reason why each season, these gym clothes are noticeably getting refined, both design- and material-wise, to survive even the sweatiest of activities.
But since it's not exactly the cheapest investment (workout clothes do cost some moolah) and considering how often we get to use them, we decided to share our top tips on how to care for your fitness garments to make sure you maximise them the best way possible.
Wash them ASAP after an intense workout session
With sweat clinging on to most of their sections, fitness garments can easily accumulate bacteria that can cause irritation, and not to mention a lingering smell, if not washed as soon as possible. Hanging it to dry before stocking it with some dirty laundry after can also affect the material of the fabric. So make sure you give it a separate wash from your usual laundry, turn everything inside out before starting, use cold water, and set your washer to the delicate cycle to keep it in top shape.
Air-dry or use very minimal heat when using dryers
Too much heat can cause the fabric to shrink and the garters to go brittle. So the best way to let your workout clothes dry after washing is to just hang it somewhere breezy or use the lowest possible setting for heat when using a dryer.