When was the last time you replaced your bras? If you can’t remember, or you simply never have, then it’s time to figure out when it is the appropriate time to replace your bras. Here are four major warning signs.
The elasticity is worn out. If a bra no longer holds elasticity in the straps or back, then it’s time to throw it away.
It’s too small. This should be a given, but most women often wear the wrong bra size. If you find that you’re spilling out of your bra or it’s still too tight even on the last hook, it’s time to set it aside.
The wire is poking out. If you wear bras with underwire, chances are over time the wire may poke through or break. This is a for sure sign to throw that bra in the trash. It can hurt with you walk around all day with a wire poking you.
No more shape. Bras are supposed to support you and if it has lost its shape then what good is it serving? If you find the cups, wires, or overall shape is altered, it’s time to say goodbye.
Most bra experts say the lifespan of a bra is 6-9 months. However, this lifespan varies depending on how many bras you own. It’s important to own at least 3-5 bras so you can rotate them throughout the week. It’s also important to never wear the same bra two days in a row because you have to give it time to bounce back to its original shape.
If you notice any of your bras fall into the categories above, do yourself a favor and replace them!
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