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Bra's - how long should they last!?

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ForTheLoveOfDoughnuts Thu 11-Apr-19 11:06:08

I've just noticed the underwire in my bra is bursting out. I'm annoyed. This bra isn't that old. I've gone up a couple of cup size since being pregnant and this is the 2nd size. I'm 6 months pregnant so I've possibly had the bra 3 months. It's from m&s.. I'm very disappointed but I don't think I have the receipt unfortunately angry

DanielRicciardosSmile Thu 11-Apr-19 11:09:46

It should definitely last longer than that. Having said that, though, the last 2 underwired bras I bought from M&S were awful. One the wire literally snapped in the middle after being worn a handful of times, and the other one the stitching started to unravel. The quality has really dropped in my opinion.

juneybean Thu 11-Apr-19 11:10:16

3 months according to debenhams hmm

CustardCreamLover Thu 11-Apr-19 11:11:24

I've got bras that are at least 5 years old if not older! So 3 months is really not good enough. I'd expect more from M and S as well.

DanielRicciardosSmile Thu 11-Apr-19 11:12:01

3 months?! They need to stop charging so damn much for them then!

ForTheLoveOfDoughnuts Thu 11-Apr-19 11:14:18

I've just looked at my bank statement and I brought it 15th February!! angry

strawberrylollipop Thu 11-Apr-19 11:16:00

Longer than that; that's for sure!

Also, M&S are not great for bras or measuring in general - have a look at boob or bust on Facebook; they also have a website; as I'm fairly certain you shouldn't be wearing wires this late into your pregnancy; I could be wrong though - but the ladies who run the page are amazing with advice / fitting you etc smile congrats on your pregnancy biscuit

ExplodingCarrots Thu 11-Apr-19 11:16:58

How do you wash them OP? I find if I forget to put my bras in a special bag to put in the washing machine it can ruin them. When I went to Bravissimo for a fitting the fitter said you should hand wash them gently or wear bra in the shower shock . If you're washing them right they should last at least a year.

OrangeJuiceandArmchairs Thu 11-Apr-19 11:21:52

I got 2 from rigby and pellor. They're at least 5 years old and still going strong. Always washed in mesh bag.

I originally hand washed them but couldn't be doing with the faff of it.

I actually had an appointment to get re measured and get some new ones in February but cancelled due to snow.

They were £60 each but nothing wrong with them even now.

butteryellow Thu 11-Apr-19 11:24:49

by 3 years mine are starting to look very worn, but I complain at anything lasting less than 6 months.

I confess that I do bung them in the washer, but not the tumbler, and if I remember then I put them in a laundry bag, but not always.

I buy new bras every 18 months to 2 years, I generally have about 5 on the go - I've been buying from Bravissimo for nearly 15 years, and these days I stick with their own brand, as they're generally very good (I've had the odd dud)

BloodyDisgrace Thu 11-Apr-19 11:28:49

3 months according to debenhams?
no surprise they keeled over then. The nation's tits need far better than that.
All my bras (not that huge amount, 2 black, few cream colour) lasted years, although there isn't a massive strain on them.

ForTheLoveOfDoughnuts Thu 11-Apr-19 12:00:22

@strawberrylollipop I probably shouldn't be wearing ones with underwire but being a 34H they really don't feel controlled supported without it! blush

strawberrylollipop Thu 11-Apr-19 12:02:38

@ForTheLoveOfDoughnuts grin obviously it's personal choice - didn't want to sound preachy! Ha

Apparently Molke are really good - going by what people say on the BOB page .... smile

Provincialbelle Thu 11-Apr-19 13:22:04

3 months is ridiculous. Like others I haven’t time or energy for handwashing so they go in a net bag in the machine

SnowyAlpsandPeaks Thu 11-Apr-19 13:26:49

I always just thrown mine in the washing machine and tumble dryer, and all mine at the moment are about 12-18 months, and still going strong. Actually looking for some new one today!

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