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“Bras have an expiration and a shelf life, just like everything else,” Lyn Lewis, CEO of luxury lingerie company Journelle, told HuffPost.
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Lewis pointed out that many women might have a couple favorite bras in constant rotation, “and if you only have two favorite bras that you pretty much wear every day, after six months, [they] really need to be replaced.”
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Both experts agreed that bra padding can wear out, too. Clarke said that if you see any sort of crinkle or a permanent crease in the padding, “that’s one sign to get a new bra.”
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“Washing a bra with lingerie wash is probably the best way to do it,” Lewis said, adding that lingerie wash is a gentle soap designed specifically for use on delicate lingerie fabrics.
Lewis recommends washing lingerie by hand. Her method involves filling the sink with warm water and lingerie soap, adding her bras into the water, and letting them sit for about 15 minutes. Afterward, she rinses them out and hangs them up to dry.