Sometimes we cling to our favorite tried-and-true underwear (even when it clings on to us by a thread). Whether it has a cute pattern or just the perfect fit across the cheeks, there are many reasons women simply can't depart with that certain pair of panties. To some, throwing away underwear (and even bras) feels wasteful. Clinging on by a thread may be an exaggeration, but how do you truly know when it's time to switch out your old, faithful panties for a new pair of undies? (Which, by the way, may also become another favorite.) From common tell-tale signs to taking proper care of each pair and practicing good underwear hygiene, Leonisa breaks it all down for you. Exactly how often should you buy new underwear? Here's our professional advice on when to let go and how to keep your best underwear lasting as long as possible.
Exactly How Often Should You Buy New Underwear?So, how often should women buy new underwear? That depends and relies on a few factors. However, as a general rule of thumb, your underwear collection should be replenished every six months to one year. This fluctuation can vary tremendously depending on how many pairs of underwear you own and how well you take care of them. Count how many pairs of underwear you own and toss out anything that appears past its prime. Also, keep in mind that you don't have to purchase an entire collection of underwear at the same time. As most women invite new pairs of panties and underwear into their drawers, they say goodbye to older pairs. But how do you know which outdated pair to toss?
How Do You Know When It's Time To Replace Underwear?
You'll know it's time to buy new underwear when you notice these three tell-tale signs. They're pretty unmistakable, so you can't turn a blind eye.
- Stretching -- Stretched out fabrics and elastics are a major sign your underwear is a goner. If your underwear can no longer hold itself up and tends to shift along your waist--buy new underwear!
- Fading -- Sad to say, but if you can no longer see the cute pattern, it's time to retire the pair. It may be the reason you bought them in the first place, but we promise there are cute patterns and prints out there today.
- Body Changes -- Your body is incredible and goes through tons of changes in life! If you start to notice your underwear fitting too tight or too loose, you probably need to go up or down a size, depending on your situation. The right size underwear will offer both the comfort and coverage you're looking for.
How To Take Care Of Underwear And Make Them Last
So how can you avoid having to say good-bye to your favorite pair of undies too soon? The good news is you can keep your new underwear lasting longer with some gentle, extra care. Just follow these additional tips and tricks.