How to Wash a Swimsuit in 3 Steps, From an Expert

We're going to ask you to think about something that may seem slightly off-season, especially considering the last "unofficial" weekend of the summer is a thing of the past: How do care for or wash your swimwear? Because much like linen (another delicate fabric that's a warm-weather favorite) and luxe silk, there are a few important things to keep in mind when laundering a swimsuit to ensure it stays in pristine condition. 

A swimsuit gets a lot of wear and tear, especially in the summer—just think about the harsh sun rays, the ingredients in sunscreen, and all the chemicals in the water (especially in pools) that make contact with and, ultimately, damage the delicate swimwear fabrics. So washing your swimsuit, and doing so properly, after every wear is a must (whether you went in the water or not). 

But what is considered the "proper" way to wash a suit? To answer this question and more, we tapped Brittany Kozerski, the founder of swimwear brand JADE Swim for all of her best tips on washing, caring for, and increasing the longevity of a suit. Ahead, a need-to-know guide to follow when laundering (and caring for) your swimsuit, according to an expert.

Next up, check out the best swimsuit outfits you can wear everywhere (not just to the beach).