Between sunscreen encounters, pool water and frequent wear, your swimsuit gets quite the beating! But if you’re not ready to part with your favorite swimsuit anytime soon, there are some little tricks to extending its life. One way is how you dry your suit. If you choose to air dry your suits, lay them flat rather than hanging them to dry, which will lead to stretching. Another thing that will cause stretching, and therefore should be avoided, is wringing the suit to extrude water from it. If your suit is really sopping, press down to push water out rather than wringing it and distressing the fibers.

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