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If you’ve ever wondered “How often should I change my bra?” you’re not alone. Many of us are guilty of wearing the same bra one-two-three days in a row (!) without thinking twice. But honestly, “How often should you change your bra?” Maybe it’s laundry day, maybe it’s the only bra that fits, or maybe you just can’t be bothered to grab another bra (we’ve all been there). While it’s easy to grab the closest bra to you when you’re getting dressed in the morning, it’s not the best idea to wear the same bra two days in a row.

Still wondering how often you should change your bra? Here’s the answer that you’re probably not expecting: You should never wear the same bra two days in a row. Read on for the reasons why wearing the same bra everyday is not only bad for your bra, but bad for your health.

Why shouldn’t you wear the same bra two days in a row?

1.  Your bras need breaks in between wear.

how often should you change your bra

Parfait Lucie Bra P5202 | Parfait Lucie Brief P5203 in Mood Indigo

Breaks allow the elasticity to retain its shape, which helps the bra last longer. Wearing the same bra everyday can shorten its lifespan and quickly stretch out the band. The shorter the lifespan, the sooner you’ll need new bras, so be sure to protect your investments!

2.  Bras don’t repel body odor, sweat, dead skin cells, and moisture.

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This is the gross truth. When you sweat, the molecules become trapped in the fibers of the bra. The molecules only wash out when you wash your bras. By wearing the same bra everyday, you’re creating a breeding ground for bacteria, which can lead to clogged pores and blemishes in hard to treat places.

3.  You deserve better.

how often are you supposed to change your bra

Parfait Charlotte Padded Bra 6901 | Parfait Charlotte Bikini 6905 in Bronze

You’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re wearing the same bra everyday. There are so many gorgeous bras out there just waiting for you. If you’re stuck in a lingerie rut, check out our ‘Lingerie We Love’ series with pretty bras in bold colors such as bright red, emerald green, cobalt blue, and deep burgundy. Unsure of your size? We recommend a professional bra fitting (painless, we promise!) and our helpful guide. Still not sure you’re ready for a bra fitting? Read ‘Why All Women Should Get A Professional Bra Fitting’ and tell us if you’re not convinced!

Related: Bra Care 101: How To Wash Bras

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

Featured image lingerie:
Parfait Lucie Bra P5202 | Parfait Lucie Brief P5203 in Mood Indigo

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. As a writer for Parfait, she helps readers find the lingerie they've been looking for online and in local lingerie stores. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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