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broken bra

We’ve all been there. From straps breaking to your underwire popping out of place, there’s all manner of ways in which your lingerie may fail you. If your bra is getting old and worn out, you might find that it breaks.

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how much care you take washing and storing your lingerie, they will ultimately tear or snap. Even the most high quality of lingerie has a best by date.

If you’re struggling with a broken bra, here’s what you need to do next.

Take it off right away!

First things first, you can’t keep wearing a broken bra. Sure, it might be your ultimate favorite piece of lingerie, but that doesn’t matter. Once part of a bra breaks, it is no longer going to give you the support that you need. Taking care of your body means wearing lingerie that not only fits and looks great but that also helps you feel comfortable.

As sad as it may be, this bra will not do that any longer. Wearing the bra when it’s already broken will only mean that you’re uncomfortable and, frankly, unhappy as well. Sort it out. That’s why it’s time to whip it off and investigate the situation.

Look for a quick but secure fix

In some cases, there may be a little light at the end of the tunnel. For example, if the bra is just a little torn on the seam – and you are handy with a needle and thread! – you may be able to fix it yourself. This only works when the tear is minor and you can see a quick and yet secure way to fix the problem.

It’s worth noting that this is most likely a temporary fix. Sure, you could find that it solves the problem fast, but that doesn’t mean that the solution will stand the test of time. You might find that this small breakage is a sign of things to come. Watch this space.

Related: Should You Get Rid Of Your Old Bras Or Fix Them?

Head to a tailor and get a quote

Let’s face it – lingerie can be something of an investment. When you find a piece that you’re head-over-heels in love with, it might be hard to wave a long goodbye to it. If there’s no way that you can fix your bra yourself, but you’re not quite ready to let it go, there is another option that you might want to consider. Head to a local tailor and get a quote.

If you choose a specialist tailor who has previously worked on lingerie based projects. That way, you can be certain that you will get the highest level of service. Be sure to talk to the tailor and make sure that they take recent measurements from you as well.

Recycle or throw out your bra

Sometimes, when a bra breaks, it is the end of its time with you. That is a real shame. However, you have to make sure that you do the responsible thing and dispose of your bra correctly. In some cases – if the bra can be fixed and used once again – you may find that the best thing to do is donate them to charity. However, these cases are rare. Much of the time, you will find that you need to throw out your bra altogether.

Be sure to use a recycle bank for clothes or throw your bra into the regular trash. While you might find it hard to get rid of something that was once very precious to you, you need to make the right decision for you. Here’s the golden rule: Be grateful for everything that you’ve got out of this piece of lingerie and move on.

Talk to a personal shopper

Once you’ve done the deed and the bra is gone, you might be left feeling that something is missing. As we’ve already covered, finding that killer bra that you adore can be harder than you expect. While you can’t have your old bra back, you might want to replace it with something strikingly similar. Call up a local lingerie store and ask to book an appointment with a personal shopper.

Before you threw the bra away, you should have made a note of the product type of taken a few pictures of the piece as a point of reference. When you visit the shopper, you can give them this information as well as your sizes. Explain what aspects of the bra you liked and why it was your favorite. They should help you find something similar and beautiful. Simple!

Related: The Best Places To Donate Your Old Bras

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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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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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