10 Signs You Need To Throw Out Your Bra
Losing something you love can be hard, at the best of times. Perhaps that’s why so many of us hang onto old bras long after we should. If your underwear has seen better days, something needs to change.
Here are 10 warning signs you need to look out for.
1. It has started to lose its shape
When you first bought your bra, it was probably perfect in every way. It supported you, it looked wonderful, and you adored it. Now, take a good hard look at your bra. Is it the same one with which you once fell head over heals in love? Sometimes, honesty is the best policy. If your bra has started to lose its shape and look less like a piece of underwear and more like an old rag, you know what you need to do.
2. The color is less-than-vibrant
If you’re daring with your underwear choices, you will likely have a wide range of gloriously colored bras and panties. Of course, there’s every reason you should invest in beautiful lingerie. From deep rouges to bright pinks, there’s just so much to love here. But wait just a minute, if one of your bras has changed color in a seemingly overnight transition, you need to do something about it. The only reason that a bra would start to look duller and duller is that you’ve had it for way too long.
3. The band feels looser than it once was
When you pull on your bra, you know how it should feel. There are no two ways about it. The truth, though none of us want to admit it, is that bras tend to get looser and less comfortable the more we wear them. So, if you’ve had a trusty bra for a matter of years, you may well find that it is less than comfortable these days. Rather than holding onto it for no good reason, you need to get rid of it sooner rather than later. A loose bra isn’t doing you or your breasts any favors. It may be time for a bra donation.
4. The wiring stabs you in the side
We’ve all been there. You’re going about your day-to-day business, when you feel a sudden, sharp stab in your side. Yep, your underwire has slipped out of the seam and is proceeding to nip your skin at every turn. There’s nothing worse than that constant and annoying feeling that you get when this happens. You can try as you might to ignore it but it just makes no difference whatsoever. There’s no time for bra donation when this happens; no one else is going to want this broken garment.
5. It has some mysterious stains on it
Sometimes, over the years, pieces of clothing pick up some rather ugly stains. Whether you spilled red wine on your nice white bra or messed it up with makeup, it’s not the best look by any means. When you’re not sure where the stains came from to start with, it’s a sure sign that you’ve had the bra for far too long. Do yourself a favor and throw it out before it’s too late. Every woman out there deserves to feel special and beautiful in her lingerie… and that’s never going to happen in an old, stained bra.
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6. You have to use the tightest hook
As a bra gets looser, we all do the same thing. Making your bra tighter and tighter by popping it on the last hook may be a short-term solution, but it’s not one that you should rely on for years to come. Once you realize that you need to make your bra as tight as possible, it should be a telltale sign that you’ve had it for far too long. Bra donation is much easier than you think and there are plenty of places you can take your old garment to be recycled. So, go ahead, do something charitable and get rid of it.
7. You’re constantly readjusting it
Just as you may be putting the bra on the last hook, you could find that you need to constantly readjust the bra. Whether it’s tightening up the straps or trying to make the back more supportive, there are plenty of ways in which you can alter your bra in no time at all. However, when you’re doing all of this rejigging, perhaps you should consider why you’re having to do it. Realistically, you shouldn’t have to do all that much to a bra to ensure that it fits you properly. So, there must be a real problem here.
8. It’s just plain uncomfortable
No one deserves to walk around feeling uncomfortable all day long. If you find that your bra is distracting you 24/7, it’s time to hit the bra donation. Being the best you that you can be means being comfortable in every garment you choose to slip on from your bra to your cozy sweater. You should prioritize your own comfort and the way that clothes actually make you feel over everything else. Once you start doing that, you will see that it makes a real difference to how you feel.
9. It’s not supportive
Your bra should be like your best friend in that it supports you no matter what. The moment that support disappears, you’ve gotta do something about it. When your breasts lack the support that they need, it can lead to all kinds of issues such as sagging and back problems. That’s why it’s crucial that you go out of your way to ensure that you always get the support you need, when you need it.
10. You can’t remember when you bought it
Quick question: When and where did you get your bra? If you can’t remember, maybe that’s a sign that you’ve had it far too long. You should replace your bra (or do a bra donation) every three months or so. That means that you should always remember when you bought it. So, if going to the lingerie store or online shopping is but a distant memory, you know what you need to do!
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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.
Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.
If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.
Happy bra shopping!
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