THIS MAILLOT IS HELL YES COME TO LIFE. WITH THE MOST EPIC LOW-BACK, A SCOOPING NECKLINE AND SOME FAB CRISS-CROSS, TIE IT IN THE FRONT/TIE IT IN THE BACK ACTION. ADVENTURE ON!
nylon/lycra imported from europe
meticulously made in america
avoid excessive chlorine -- that can come from a hot tub (oof, hot tubs! heat + chlorine + bromine = fabric nightmare) or a pool that was recently shocked.
avoid harsh detergents -- similar to the chlorine situation above, we find that harsh detergents do real damage to elastane fibers.
wash by hand -- every time. even if you don't swim. definitely don't toss swim in the washer/dryer where agitation and heat will take their toll.
avoid rough surfaces to keep the fabric looking pristine. rock walls and concrete will snag the delicate fibers.
remove your straps from the loops when you are washing/laying your suit flat to dry.
alternate your suits! the fabric takes time to relax and recover after being worn. best to alternate your swim to give the fibers some time to chill out.
dry in the shade -- just like your skin, fabric feels the effect of sun damage -- the more a fabric bakes in the sun, the more it will fade.
careful with sunscreen! the best play is to slather on spf, let it soak in, and then suit up. if you're reapplying, try to avoid getting it on your swimwear. if you find yourself with sunscreen that is stubbornly on your suit, soaking it with a little dawn dish detergent usually does the trick.