This Is How Often You Should Be Replacing Your Bras

Hint: definitely more than you currently are.
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Have you ever wondered what the lifespan of your underwear is? We're pretty confident that it's a lot less than you think it is.

In fact, when was the last time you found a hole in your socks but wore them anyway? Or felt your bra become a little bigger but ignored the fit?

There are some things that we just don't think we ever need to replace unless we change size. A bra is for life, right?

Well, maybe not! According to experts at BlueGuardthe folks who've invented a pair of socks they promise will last forever, we should be replacing our bras every SIX to EIGHT months.

They said: "Washing machines cause the padding in bras to lose their shape, and for those who wear the same bra frequently, the elastic won't last much longer than half a year before it starts to become slack and unsupportive. Make bras last longer by rotating them, and washing them in cold water, which can help elastic recover."

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Equally, your panties should be replaced every six months, while they recommend that socks are thrown away after a year.

If that doesn't make you want to go home and cleanse your underwear drawer, we don't know what will.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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