Friday, July 13, 2012

Why You Should Not Wear The Same Bra For Two Days In A Row

Why You Should Not Wear The Same Bra For Two Days In A Row

   There are two reasons why you should be rotating between at least two bras -- and even changing your bras to sleep:

Bra bands need time to rest

    I've asked a couple of seamstresses and they confirm this theory -- elastic on an item worn all day is looser than the elastic on an item that has not been worn a couple of days. It takes time for elastic to recover from being stretched all day long. So to keep your bras 'alive' longer, you need to give them at least a day of rest between wears.

Rotating between pressed points

    Even the best fitting bra does press on the skin a bit, and every different bra has different pressure and rubbing points. As long as you are rotating between bras, this doesn't cause discomfort (unless you have really sensitive skin. Or a badly fitted bra). If you wear the same bra for days in a row, chances are your skin will not like it. If you sleep in a bra, I recommend switching to and older, looser one for the night.

    If you live in a hot, humid climate you might be washing your bras after each wear anyway. However for those of us with cold weather, the temptation to not change out of a bra may be higher. Do you have personal rules for switching between bras?

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