Did you know you should replace your bras THIS often? We had no idea!

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You’re probably not doing it as often as you should

Bra shopping can be a bit of a tedious exercise for some people. It can be difficult to find comfortable bras that fit just right and look pretty, and when you’ve found one you’re over the moon. This one you’ll be able to enjoy for years and years! Well, apparently you shouldn’t…

Not easy
A good bra can be pretty expensive. Finding one that’s pretty, fits and is actually comfortable isn’t easy, especially not for women with a bigger bra size. That’s why many women have a couple of good bras they regularly wear. And as long as these bras still fit, why buy new ones? Who cares if your bra becomes a bit bigger because the elastic becomes a bit slack? They’re still fine! Well…

Six months
Here’s a shocker: it turns out we should be replacing our bras every 6 to 8 months. Experts say: “Washing machines cause the padding in bras to lose their shape, and for those who wear the same bra frequently, the elastic won’t last much longer than half a year before it starts to become slack and unsupportive.” You can make your bra last longer by washing them in cold water, because that might help the elastic recover. But those comfy bras you’ve worn for years? They’re no longer as amazing as you might think.

Expiration date
Bras aren’t the only items of clothing that have an “expiration date”. You should replace your underwear every six months, and socks should actually be thrown out after a year. Did you know this? We certainly didn’t, and we’re not sure how we feel about it. Perhaps it really is time to throw out some old bras, socks and underwear and invest in something new.

Source: Good Housekeeping

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