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Old 01-13-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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What do you consider a reasonable price for a bra? Seems like it should get pretty high priority since it's something you (probably) wear everyday and you don't have to wash it all that often.

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It's like jeans. I don't wash those unless they're actually dirty or they've been through several wears. Doesn't matter how high quality they are, you wash them too much and they're going to fall apart on you.
Do you at least wash your underwear after each wearing?

I wash all my clothing after wearing them once, except perhaps a sweater if I've worn it over a shirt. Even then I still wash it the next time I wear it. Often people don't realize they smell because they are used to their own odor. Maybe this explains why I've noticed some people smell, they aren't washing their clothing regularly. Whatever. I have good quality bras that have lasted a few years from being washed in a bag on the delicate cycle.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Do you at least wash your underwear after each wearing?

I wash all my clothing after wearing them once, except perhaps a sweater if I've worn it over a shirt. Even then I still wash it the next time I wear it. Often people don't realize they smell because they are used to their own odor. Maybe this explains why I've noticed some people smell, they aren't washing their clothing regularly. Whatever. I have good quality bras that have lasted a few years from being washed in a bag on the delicate cycle.
You wash/dry clean your coats after each wearing as well?

Do you wash or have your wool & silk suits and/or dress pants or skirts cleaned after each wearing?

I'm like UnexpectedError, many of my garments do not get washed after each wear. My premium denim, cashmere sweaters/wraps/dresses, silk blouses/skirts/dresses and bras are not washed after every wear unless there's an obvious stain/odor or I know I was sweating in them. Panties, cotton shirts, casual denim, socks, cotton shorts, etc. are a different story. They take the frequent washing better.

For me, a lot of it comes down to 1. how long I was wearing it, 2. what was I doing in it and 3. the type of textile and structure of the garment...is it meant to be cleaned frequently?

I'd say for most folks who practice good hygiene, body odor (or clothing odor) is a non-issue.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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Even knowing what size I am doesn't help me find a good bra since most of the cuts still lead to spillage on top or on the side regardless of size. The bra that I like the best is actually a sports bra that I wear to the gym. It's a fuller cut. I'd wear it as a regular bra except that it has seams in front that show through a T-shirt. Does anyone wear sports bras as a regular bra? If so, what brand do you recommend?
then you aren't in the right size. It sounds like your cup is too small.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: San Fran Bay Area
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Nordstrom rocks! I get measured there every time I purchase a bra. The Chantelle line is perfection for me - plenty of support/comfort, and the bras are attractive.

I have to admit I was completely clueless about bra sizing. I thought cup sizes were a general standard, like the size of a "D" cup was the same for both a 32D and a 38D, the bra was only a different size around the body.

When I was first measured at Nordstrom a few years ago, I was wearing a 34B for years (Victoria's Secret had measured me). I was perusing through the racks, looking at different bras (in 34B) before I went to the dressing room. There was a 32DD hanging on one of the racks, and I thought, "this is for those women that have paid for a serious boob enhancement." When I went in the dressing room, the woman helping me offered to measure me and I agreed. Guess what bra she came back with? The 32DD!!! I put it on with a grumble (is she playing a joke on me?!), and it actually fit and it was so freakin' comfortable. I was stunned. I don't have a large chest at all. That's when I learned that a "D" cup does not necessarily mean ginormous. The super bonus - my bras don't hurt me anymore, even the strapless varieties.
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