How long should bras really last before wearing out? It partly depends on the quality of its material and the frequency of wash and wear. Quality bras last longer than the cheaper ones. Generally, they should last approximately two to three years. Below are tips on how you can preserve the quality of your bra.
Ensure you alternate between several bras
One of the best tips for maintaining the quality of bras is to have several so that one can regularly alternate between them. If you over wear them often, they are bound to fade prematurely. The reason for not overusing them is due to the textile fibers which tend to wear out. Besides, most of them in the market today contain elastase fibers which are sensitive and can deteriorate fast.
Store them Correctly
You should store them on a flat surface, if you heap or throw bras away in a drawer or closet they will tangle which ends up loosening the fibers. If the cups are padded, place them in a position such that they lie on each other while facing the same direction. Similar to the picture above, they should provide support to each other.
Hand wash your bras
Lastly, always follow the washing instructions on the bras’ labels since the methods proposed are based on the clothes’ material. Hand washing ensures that they are clean. People should pay special attention to the back band and the cups, especially toward the center in order to combat the sweat accumulation.