- Street: 6466 NE Chestnut Rd 457 Oak Hollow Dr
- City: Prestbury
- Province: British Columbia
- Country: Canada
- Postal Code: 6 Signs It’s Time to Buy New Cheap Sexy Lingerie
- Listed: November 28, 2017 5:56 pm
- Expires: 70 days, 22 hours
Maybe the underwire is poking out (yikes, to say the least), or maybe your bra is otherwise causing you discomfort all of a sudden. While these are more obvious signs that it’s time to toss a particular bra, some indicators are slightly subtler.
This handy checklist should help you determine if it’s time to buy new bras:
1. The cups aren’t cutting it
If your boobs are spilling out the cups or there are any gaps between your skin and the fabric, that’s a solid sign that your bra doesn’t fit anymore. The cups should lay flat against your skin. The fact of the matter is that our bra size may fluctuate (without you even realizing it!) due to a range of different factors, including weight loss or gain, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. That’s why we advise getting a professional bra fitting every six months.
2. The straps are sliding
It goes without saying that the straps play a key part in lending support. So if they’re not staying up when they’re tightened as far as possible, that’s another sign you should ditch your bra. Straps simply lose some elasticity over time, and no matter how well the rest of the bra fits, you don’t want to be stressing about constantly pulling up your straps.
3. The band is too loose
Did you know that the band provides even more support than the straps? So, if you’re wearing your bra fastened on the tightest hook-and-eye closure, and the band still doesn’t feel snug, then it’s time to say goodbye. This is why you never want to buy a bra that fits on the tightest closure to begin with — instead, opt for one that you can tighten as it stretches over time.
4. It has lost its shape
If the cups on a molded bra are looking like they’ve lost their structure, or the cups on a padded bra have any dents or bulges, then you’ll definitely want to part ways with that one in the name of smooth lines. Misshapen cups are bound to show through your clothing, making your top or dress look less than flattering.
5. You’ve had it for years
Real talk: No matter how well-made they are, most bras only last between six and 18 months, depending on how often you wear them (hence why rotation is key!). So if you bought that bra three years ago, there’s a very good chance it’s past its prime. Whether the fabric is fraying, the elastic has lost its luster or the color has faded, a bra that’s been hanging around too long will start to look — and feel — less than fabulous. And let’s face it: You deserve nothing short of fabulous when it comes to your unmentionables.
6. It’s not being worn
If you’re debating whether or not to keep a particular bra, ask yourself one question (and be honest): When was the last time you put it on? There may be a variety of reasons why you’re not reaching for a particular bra anymore — perhaps it simply doesn’t work with much of your wardrobe, it doesn’t lend quite as much coverage as you’d like, or you’ve made the switch from wire-free to underwire bras. Regardless, feel free to part with a bra if it’s been sitting in your drawer for a while.