Spring CleaningHave you started your spring cleaning yet? Made the piles to keep, toss, or donate? Changed your closets from winter clothes to spring things? While you are motivated to toss the old and bring in the new, may I suggest you open your lingerie draw and take a hard look at your favorite bras, panties, and shapewear?
Chances are you have a lot of lingerie that you bought on a whim and never wear taking up space. If it actually fits, has purpose, and is comfortable then start wearing it; otherwise, it needs to go.
Now, if you have tons of closet space, a lingerie chest of drawers, and a bank account to support an addiction to lingerie, have at it, most of us may not be so fortunate and have limits on funding and space. Here are a few ideas to hopefully simplify things and make your life easier:
Building a lingerie wardrobe that includes a seamless bra, two– or three-part cup bra, t-shirt bra, strapless bra, push up/minimizer bra, t–back bra, sport bra, and convertible bra will keep you looking and feeling fabulous. Of course, while building your lingerie wardrobe you should keep your lifestyle and own personal taste in mind.
Try and own three of your favorite bras: one to wear, one to launder, and one to rest. Rotating your bras in this way will significantly increase the lifespan of each garment.
On average a bra is going to have to be replaced about every six months or so. The lifespan of a bra depends on how you care for it, how often you wear it, and most importantly, if you are wearing the correct size.
Your favorite bra cannot support you forever. If the wires are bent, threads and elastics unraveling, hooks and eyes coming undone, it is time to say goodbye. Your bra has a job to do. She must lift, support, contain, and be comfortable.
Regarding panties, I would agree with your mother, clean underwear and the ER, enough said. Once threadbare toss them. Whether you are a matchy-matchy girl, prefer a particular style, or are a shapewear diva, go for it. Just remember that VPLs are a thing of the past.
at 4 April 2012
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- Post by Liz Smith at 4 April 2012