Thursday, May 19, 2016

Signs It’s Time for a New Bra

We all have that one bra we love more than all the rest. It’s the one we automatically grab when we open our drawer and plan our outfits around. But how do you know when it’s time to retire your bra? How long do bras last? You might be under the impression that they last a long time, but in reality, they can only be worn six to nine months before they need to be replaced. And as much as you love that special strapless that’s been there for you through it all, it’s better to know the facts about bras than wear something that can cause you discomfort.

So with all of that in mind, here are five signs it’s time to ditch your old bra and get a new one.

You’re Wearing It on the Tightest Hook

Many women don’t know this, but when you first buy a bra, it should naturally fit on the loosest hook. The other clasps are there for when your bra gets worn out and you need a tighter hold. When you reach the point where you’re wearing it on the tightest hook and it still feels loose, it’s probably time to invest in a new bra.

The Wires Are Poking Out

There’s nothing quite as annoying as a bra wire poking you constantly throughout the day. Good wiring is important in a bra because it’s what lifts and shapes your breasts, so when your wiring is coming undone, it can not only cause you serious discomfort, but it can cause your chest to lose its perkiness.

It’s Stained Beyond Cleaning

Sweat, food and other unidentified stains can really take a toll on the health of your bra, and also these stains make it look unattractive. Instead of keeping it and avoiding tank tops because you don’t want your embedded sweat stains to show, buy a fresh one that’ll stay clean for a while.

It No Longer Has Elasticity

When the band and straps begin to feel loose, it’s a good indication you need to hang the bra up for good. An easy way to test this is to pull the straps like a rubber band. If they snap back against your skin quickly, then all is well. But if they slowly retract or don’t move at all, you definitely need a new bra.

It Doesn’t Fit Anymore

Women’s breasts are constantly changing, so it’s not uncommon for once great-fitting bras to be too tight or loose a couple months later. Make sure you regularly measure for your correct bra size and are aware of what a properly fitted bra should feel and look like so you aren’t walking around wearing a badly fitted bra.

We know it can be hard to let your favorite bra go, especially when it made you feel so good and special when wearing it. But buying a new bra can be equally as satisfying, and in the end, it’s better to take care of your clothes and body to make sure you’re as comfortable and confident as possible. Now that you know when to buy a new bra, give it one last go and then invest in a new one. To make your life easier, In the Mood Intimates has a selection of wonderfully fitted and carefully made bras you can shop for, including our popular and reliable demi bras and t-shirt bras.

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