5 Signs You Need To Get A New Bra Right NowApril 13, 2018 3 min read
We all have that go-to bra that’s a favorite. And, sometimes we try to ignore the fact that it’s time to let it go and get a new bra. It’s important to toss the bra when no longer doable. Wondering if you can hold onto it for just a little longer? The answer is no if you can raise a hand to any of these statements.
Underwire is poking
It’s time to buy a new bra if you can see the underwire. Underwire that’s poking through your bra’s fabric is annoying and painful. Unfortunately, there’s no good way to reverse this damage. The underwire is strategically designed and inserted into the bra to provide support. Pushing the underwire back into the bra won’t guarantee the bra will return to its original state.
It’s falling apart
Signs of wear and tear may seem cosmetic. A bra that’s falling apart can’t do its job! Did the clasp break on your bra band? You can’t get ample support from creating a work-around on a broken clasp. The band must fit you firmly for utmost support. Are your straps fraying? The elastic in the straps likely stretched, too. It’s time to toss that favorite bra if it’s falling apart.
It’s no longer supportive
The basic functionality of a bra is is to lift the bust. Even a favorite bra will fail at this over time. The fabric becomes weak. The elastic is stretched. The cups begin to lose their shape. All of these things hinder the bra from hugging your body and lifting your breasts. Replace your bra if it’s no longer being supportive.
It’s lost elasticity
Is the elastic becoming exposed? The elastic is probably stretched. Over time the elastic in the band eventually wears out, causing it to lose its shape and potentially fall off your body. If your bra is no longer stretchy in the straps or back, it won’t offer the proper support.
You don’t like how you look in it
A bra that fits you well will boost your confidence. You’ll like how you look in it and your clothes will fit better, too. If your bra isn’t boosting your confidence, it’s time to get rid of it.
The good news? If you frequently rotate your bras, you can make them last much longer. But, get a bra fitting first because your bra size may have changed since your last fitting. You may even find your personal style has changed, too. Finding the perfect, new bra will make you wonder why you held on to that old bra for so long.