It may still look pretty, you fondly remember when it was brand new, you dread the prospect of shopping for a new bra, you think it will be fine for a few more months, but the time may have come to say goodbye to your favourite bra.
The big question is,” how do you know?" Here are a few tell tale signs that will help you to keep it or chuck it.
You may need to look closely but you will start to see thin patches in the lycra. The lace details will get small splits and holes between the patterns. The straps will start to loose their elasticity. Sometimes the edges will even get a ruffled look. Moulded cups begin to loose the form. The entire bra will just have less support. You probably don’t even remember how much support the bra had when you bought it. If your bra is beginning to show these signs, it is time to invest in a new bra.
The average life of a bra is a year to a year and a half. You can extend the life of the bra by careful washing and hanging it to dry. The worst killer of lycra is heat. Primarily the intense heat of a dryer. A bra will also last longer if you do not wear it everyday. Everyone needs a few basic bras to rotate and match to the appropriate garment.
You will feel better and look better in a functioning, support bra.
What are the signs showing on your bra? Send me your comments.