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    No.28: When Should You Replace a Bra?

    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.

    Dana Donofree

    Dana Donofree

    Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.