I have a bra from Title Nine called "the last resort bra" (I am large breasted) that I bought for horseback riding and jogging a few years ago. It cost me a bit, but it is still just as supportive as ever. Worth every penny!! I have also bought sports bras from Target that don't last as long. So, I guess you can say you get what you pay for!
Thanks for all the great tips. I wear each of mine once a week so they get a lot of use and are looking bad. I think assessing their support makes a lot of sense. I will take stock and replace where necessary!
It really depends on the quality of the bra, how often you wear and wash it, how you wash it, size, activity, and other factors. I replace mine when they've stretched and are no longer supportive. All my bras have lasted at least a year without showing signs of wear.
Edited by: SPOORK at: 4/18/2013 (08:09)
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I have the worst time finding ones that fit right.
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I go by feel. My breasts will hurt a little after a run when my bra needs replacing. Also, when they become so stretched that the tightest hooks aren't tight enough. Depending on how often you are wearing and washing the bra they could last a year, but not much more than that in my experience.
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I'd argue it depends on your size!
I'm a UK size 8G so my bra's are under a lot more strain than someone who is only 8D, or 8A.
My sports bra's are turned over in less than 6 months generally.
If you're unsure, visit a lingerie specialty retailer who stocks sports bras - you are more than likely wearing the wrong bra size, so important you get fitted, first and foremost, then discuss the topic of longevity with a professional...
Most of us wear our underwear far beyond it's genuine use by date...
Just think about how good a new bra feels when you try it on...magic!
After a few months? Not so much...:-)
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Depends on the bra. If you have a good quality bra that is more structured they will last a lot longer than your typical sports bra that just smashes your boobs down. I invested in a couple of Under Armor zip front bras and they are wonderful. I am over a year in on both and they show no signs whatsoever of giving up.
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I would say when they've become stretched out and are no longer properly supporting your girls. I guess it depends how often you wear them. Washing them delicate cycle and never putting them in the dryer has helped keep mine in really good shape.
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