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Old 05-18-2015, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Not quite... read the article.

"According to a textile expert, bras that are washed too frequently can become damaged, which causes them to lose elasticity and become less supportive, which can be harmful to the wearer"


The solution is to replace them when they no longer support, not wash them less.
Overlaundering can damage the synthetic fibers and cause premature wear, thoug, which will affect their functioning. Especially if people machine dry. They'll generally last longer if they are only laundered when dirty, versus every time they are worn, dirty or not.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:07 PM
 
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1-2 weeks, and I don't sleep in it
they last longer if i have more in the rotation, i try to have 4-6, primarily because I like to go a long time between having to do laundry. i use the lingerie zip bag, and only leave it in the dryer for a few minutes before taking it out. i like K-Mart bras because they are pink and come in large cup sizes
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:11 PM
 
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Two days, depending on how hot I get.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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PTI ladies, but I just wanted to ask if menopause periods leads to more frequent washing. My mom rarely breaks a sweat in hot weather, but has bad menopause.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:40 PM
 
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PTI ladies, but I just wanted to ask if menopause periods leads to more frequent washing. My mom rarely breaks a sweat in hot weather, but has bad menopause.
that's why i don't sleep in them, night sweats
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:00 PM
 
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About a week. In the summer if it's particularly hot, I'll wash after 2-3 days.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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that's why i don't sleep in them, night sweats
OK, got it. I don't know what my mum wears to bed. I don't want to ask either (risk getting slapped).
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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About a week. In the summer if it's particularly hot, I'll wash after 2-3 days.
Same here.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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One wearing in hot weather and they are done for me. Once they actually get damp, yuck. In cooler weather or if only for a part of a day then I might wear them about 3 times. I machine wash them and have a ton (probably 10 or more) of cheap bras, many are 5 years old, but since I rotate through them they last a loooonnng time.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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I guess some people can get by with wearing cheap bras, and I used to be able to but not anymore. I used to have my "pretty" Victorias Secret bras, and then wore cheapos the rest of the time. But I'm 45 yrs old now, have had 3 kids and am a size 34 DD. I'm also 5'2" and very short-waisted. I'm not overweight, but average I'd say for my height...I wear size 8-10, and a 6 in some things if I'm lucky. But with these boobs & a short waist, I NEED a bra that supports & lifts or else I look 10 lbs heavier than I actually am.

Today I'm wearing a "Stunning Support" bra from Soma and it has done miracles! The girls are high & perky and it actually looks like I have a waist

I remember my mother wearing the Playtex cross-your-heart support bras (with the seam across the cup) when I was young. At least now I can find support bras that are more sylish!
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