Do you often find yourself peering into your wardrobe and wondering if your last clean bra will suffice for the rest of the weekdays? Or picking up the bra you wore the earlier day and wondering if you should slip it on again? We’ll help you with this dilemma, ‘cos we often find ourselves answering the question, “how often should I wash my bras?”. First, you can let out a sigh of relief, because more often than not, you don’t have to launder them after every single wear. Read on to find out how often you should wash your bras.
First and foremost, there is no hard and fast rule. The answer to the question depends on factors such as the weather, your activity level, and your body type.
What’s the season?
If you are out on a hot, sunny day you’re likely to get a bit sweaty. And just like with the other clothing you’ll be wearing, you may also want to wash the bra you wore all day. This would wash off all the oils and germs accumulated on it. So, if you feel like it needs a rinse after just one wear, go ahead and do it. But in winters, since you don’t sweat as much, you can make do with washing your bra after 3-4 wears as long as you’re airing it out during its downtime.
What counts as ‘wear’?
Wearing a bra for just a couple of hours doesn’t really count as ‘wear’. A fancy bra you wear to dressy events can be laundered after 2-3 uses, but sports bras, on the other hand, should be washed after every wear (for obvious reasons!)
Tips & Trivia:
- Did you know that throwing your bras in the washing machine isn’t a good idea? Yes, even if it’s in the delicate mode. This practice will eventually lead to the loss of elasticity and you’ll end up wearing your bras out too soon!
- Now, although we’ve said that you can wear the same bra 3-4 times without washing them, remember that doing so consecutively isn’t recommended. The elastic is stretched out when you’re wearing a bra all day long and it requires time to rest and recover to get back into place. A bra also needs to be allowed to dry out before it’s slipped on for a second or third time.
- If you’re the kind to sweat a lot, then it’s best to let your bra go for a wash after every wear.
- If you want a little more help with how to treat your lingerie right, you can also find the right ways to care for your lingerie here.
We now trust you to make the right call on how often you should wash your bras. In case you’re looking for some new ones, we have just the styles for you!