Finding a bra that fits just right and is comfortable can be a challenge. Once you find the one that works for you, it’s hard to let go of it.
However, bras do come with expiration dates. Thankfully, they will give you some signs when they need to be replaced. These include the following:
Your Body Has Changed
If your body has changed in any way, whether you have gained or lost weight or had breast cancer that led to one or both breasts being removed, then it’s time to replace your bras.
Finding bras that will fit properly after a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or breast reduction or reconstruction doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, you can find a wide range of sports bras, everyday bras, and lingerie that will help you feel supported and confident.
Your Bra Is Stretched Out
After wearing your bra for an extended period of time, you may notice that the elastic has become stretched out. If you have to keep adjusting your straps to ensure that your bra fits properly every time you put it on, this is another sign that you need to replace your bra.
Your Bra Is Faded and/or Fuzzy
After washing and wearing your bra for a long time, the color will start to dull and you may notice that it is getting fuzzy. This can be due to the fabric breaking down or the elastic in the cups breaking and poking through. Both of these are signs that it’s time for a new bra.
Your Bra Becomes Uncomfortable
The reason you enjoyed wearing your bra often was because it offered the support and comfort you were looking for. If you find that the straps dig into your shoulders or it doesn’t feel right anymore, then this is another sign that it’s time for a new bra.
You Want to Try Something New
If you dig through your bras and don’t feel like wearing any of them, this is another sign that it’s time to replace your bra for something that fits your needs or tastes better.
Replacing Your Bra
If you’ve seen the signs and are ready to replace your bra, check out what AnaOno has to offer. You can choose from a wide selection and find casual and elegant bras to fit every want and need you have.
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Recovering from breast surgery can be challenging. Whether you’ve had a mastectomy, reconstruction, lumpectomy or augmentation, there’s bound to be some soreness and limited range of motion during this time. By prioritizing your comfort, however, you can make the process a little bit easier as you feel better each day. One of the best ways to make sure you’re comfortable during recovery is by choosing post-surgery clothing designed specifically for breast procedures. This will allow you to feel better as you heal and adjust to the changes to your body.
Our mission at AnaOno is to make sure patients, survivors and thrivers feel their best during recovery and beyond. Learn more about what makes for the best post-operation clothing and find out where to order some pieces for your own recovery or that of a loved one.