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Old 11-13-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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I have 2 bras that are now around 5 years old and still pretty good to wear still.

But is that too long to wear them or is it okay still?
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Depends on how many your rotate, how often they're washed, if they're machine-dried, etc. I tend to replace when the elastic starts to be too worn for a good fit. Salt from sweat can break down elastic, and so can drying it in heated dryers repeatedly.

As long as they're still working, they're fine.
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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Tabula is so right about rotation. I know from experience that wearing the same bra for a few days-they don't feel right. I did read that you should rotate every 3 days-meaning wear a bra 1 day then it should sit 3 days before being worn again.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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I have three bras, two I bought this year and one I bought last year. I will throw away the one I bought last year sometime in summer of next year. It is good to keep a good rotation of bras and to not keep them around too long.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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never ever put a bra in the dryer it ruins them . also hand wash is better if you hand wash them they will last longer . it is better to let them dry natural and put them away flat . I also heard that you should only wear a bra every two days and then let it set for two days after washing . Yes ladies rotation is everything .
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Oh, I do rotate, every other day I wear a different bra (I have 8 different bras). But I do machine wash and put in the dryer. So, next time, I'll hand wash and let them dry naturally. Thanks.
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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I rotate four different bras and tend to buy new ones after about a year or two. I think as long as they still feel good and supportive you're fine.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I always machine wash, albeit on gentle, and in a lingerie bag to prevent snagging. I don't do hand washing. I hang all delicates to dry, though.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Until the elastic gives out. There are no rules.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:44 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I'd be shocked if they're still good after 5 years of going in the dryer. The dryer will ruin your bras pretty quickly!
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