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How often should you replace bras and underwear?

How often should you replace bras and underwear?As women we have some everyday necessities in our wardrobe, this includes bras and underwear. These are pretty much necessary in our lives, I mean we could go out without them but it’s honestly not very comfortable. Bras and underwear can get to be pretty expensive though, so I know I have definitely tried to hold on to the ones I’ve owned for as long as possible, but do you ever ask yourself, how often should you really be replacing your bras and underwear? Well, that’s what we are going to talk about today.

Replacing your bras

When it comes to bras it is said that your bras should actually only last you about 6-12 months, sounds pretty crazy right? Usually after this amount of time, the straps tend to get really loose, the band around your chest becomes loose as well or worn down, and sometimes the under wiring becomes weak or even breaks/comes out of the bra. These are definitely tell tale signs you should replace your bras because it is important to give yourself the proper support that is necessary for proper breast health. Other causes to replace your bras can be weight loss or weight gain, there is damage to any area of your bra, or it is really just not fitting you properly.

Replacing underwear

As far as underwear goes, I really recommend just replacing your underwear when necessary. I think we all know that after a while our underwear does begin to wear out, the fabric becomes thinner, and sometimes you even end up with tears or possibly even stains from that special time of the month. I think you are able to make that call on your own and trust me you will know when to replace your underwear. I wouldn’t recommend waiting too long, you should probably replace your pairs at least once a year or so depending on the amount of usage that you get out of them.

It is important to replace these things as often as necessary so you have the support you need at all times. We recommend washing in a mesh bra wash bag for delicates and Woolite for detergent. Make certain go off your own instincts and you’ll know when to replace them, trust me.

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  1. I just bought new bras a few weeks ago. I loath bra shopping, so I know I don’t replace them as often as I should. It is literally one of the most painful shopping experiences for me.

  2. Cyn

    This is excellent information. I never knew you were supposed to replace your bra so frequently!

  3. I think they should be replaced often, that is for sure!

  4. I never really thought about this. My bra’s are all still good, but I will pay attention more!

  5. I know the shelf life of a bra and underwear is shorter than for how long I keep them. It’s hard to let that perfect fitting bra or underwear go sometimes, lol!

  6. Don’t laugh, but I wait until they are worn out before I replace them. Lol. You made some good points here and you are right, I shouldn’t wait too long.

  7. I know my wife takes care of most of the replacement in our house for these garments! These are great tips for taking care of them.

  8. CourtneyLynne

    6 months lol…. I feel like a hoarder now because I swear I still have bras from like 10
    Years ago lol…. I guess it’s definitely time to replace 😉

  9. For me, both are just when it’s necessary. But my bras tend to break (even properly fitted high-quality ones)I just have large knockers) before they get too worn down anyway. haha I am down to only one bra so it’s definitely time to go get some new ones, but I applied for a job at the place I buy them and I’m just kind of holding out hope I get it and will get the discount.

  10. Kathy

    I’m guilty on not throwing out bras when I should. I know I should replace them more often. Undies get thrown out within months or sometimes less. I’m always trying to replace those. I’ll make sure to start replacing bras more often too.

  11. Ann Bacciaglia

    I had no idea you should replace your bra so often. I have had a few of mine for years. I really need to go bra shopping lol.

  12. My bras are in sad shape. I’m trying to slowly replace mine. I just hate to buy a ton and lose a ton of weight. I just got new undies for Christmas. 🙂

  13. Honestly, I haven’t done this in a while. I really need some new bras – almost done breastfeeding, I need to invest in some good quality padded ones.

  14. Maggie Branch

    Oh my goodness! I can’t believe you’re supposed to replace your bras every 6-12 months! I understand for optimal support you really should, but my poor Victoria’s secret card is crying right now.

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